The American National Standards Institute has accepted a BPI energy auditing regulation.

The Building Performance Institute’s Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published by ANSI, making it a rule that will likely be incorporated into many state and local building codes, including those used in HVAC construction.

The rule covers the procedures for the evaluation of existing single-family homes.

“ANSI/BPI-1100 is the core of what energy auditors and building analysts do," said BPI CEO Larry Zarker. "This standard provides auditors, contractors and energy efficiency programs throughout the country with a consistent point of reference on how to conduct home energy audits. ANSI/BPI-1100 reflects best practices in energy auditing, developed by subject matter experts with literally hundreds of industry stakeholders contributing through an extensive public comment process. "

A copy of the standard is available here.