Raising the Bar: Standards in home performance and weatherization

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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.