Whole House Systems
The concept of the whole-house system grew out of our long experience as professional painting contractors. When we were called to quote new paint jobs, we saw problems that were rooted in house issues much deeper than paint. When we corrected those issues (such as inferior insulation, mold and air leaks) then paint “held” on the houses much longer. With a whole-house analysis, we could also implement straight-forward adjustments that would drastically reduce heating and cooling costs. Folks understood this idea and most quickly became our clients.
Everything is connected. The relationship between all the systems in the house is the key to its overall performance. Your health, safety and comfort. Your home’s energy efficiency and durability.
These systems include heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and the building envelope or outer shell—the foundations, walls, roof and all their component parts like windows and doors.
Raising The Bar: Standards in home performance and weatherization
BPI is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we bring together leading building science experts from across North America to develop our standards using a consensus-based methodology. Taking a holistic view, we ensure that all styles and ages of dwelling are included, and all climate zones are covered.
BPI standards help provide quality and consistency by ensuring the entire home performance and weatherization workforce is following the same strict protocols – in every city and town, across each county, throughout each state and across the nation.
Unlike offering rebates for products or do-it-yourself projects that may or may not have the desired effect, individuals that have been trained, tested and certified to BPI’s nationally recognized standards use the house-as-a-system approach to improving the performance of existing homes – an approach proven to reduce home owner annual utility bills by as much as 20% or more.
That’s why BPI standards or equivalent are cited by the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as several state Weatherization Assistance Programs.
We are currently in the process of becoming accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).