A new standard has been set for the American National Standards Institute when it comes to what energy and building analysts do, according to Contracting Business.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI)’s BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as the ANSI’s standard, which defines requirements for a building science-based evaluation, or audit, or existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses.
"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.”
ANSI/BPI-1100 defines the 'what' of the home energy auditing process. Its companion standard, ANSI BSR/BPI-1200-S-201x Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings, currently under ANSI review, defines 'how' to conduct the energy audit.
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