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BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Released for Public Comment

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BPI LogoThe Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that a red-lined version of its BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard is now available for public comment. The public comment period will last for 45 days, ending on November 19, 2012. The Home Energy Auditing Standard will standardize and clarify what is included in whole-building, science-based energy audits of existing homes.

The red-lined version of the Home Energy Auditing Standard is currently undergoing American National Standards Institute (ANSI) review, which requires a 45-day public comment period as defined under BPI's standards development process. Comments on the red-lined sections only are being solicited from stakeholders and the general public.

The Home Energy Auditing Standard provides the requirements for a building science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses. The evaluation will address energy usage in conjunction with limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety. It will also provide a comprehensive scope of work focused on improving the home - including a cost-benefit analysis.
 
The Home Energy Auditing Standard was developed by a BPI Standards Technical Committee working group comprised of subject matter experts from a variety of interest groups and geographical locations. Significant interest has been shown in this standard, which has gone through multiple rounds of review, including a previous ANSI review.
 
To view the standard and submit comments on the red-lined sections, please visit: Formal Public Comment Process.