BPI Certifications Closer to ANSI Accreditation

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Fri, 2011-12-02 10:48

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is on its way to achieving ANSI Accreditation. ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute and accredits standards developers, certification bodies, and technical advisory groups to both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

ANSI Accredited Standards Developer logoBy achieving ANSI Accreditation, BPI is making the statement that their energy auditing standards for residential homes is current, respected, and effective. ANSI Accreditation safeguards the integrity of standards-bearing organizations like BPI and validates its standards through third-party verification.

BPI’s standards development accreditation by ANSI is an increasingly important qualification for its programs in the residential energy efficiency improvement industry. What this will do is effectively add even more value to one’s BPI Certification. ANSI accreditation shows BPI has a firm understanding of the need to conduct their programs fairly, openly and by established due process. This will ensure its standards-setting work proceeds with a true consensus of views.

ANSI coordinates, facilitates, and promotes the development of voluntary consensus standards that are relied upon by industry, government agencies, and consumers across the United States and around the world. Nearly 220 ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers are now engaged in the creation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that are being used in virtually every industry sector.

Everblue is excited for BPI’s achievement and proud to be offering quality training that promotes these validated standards. Graduates of this training will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to properly perform home energy audits and ultimately reduce energy use across the country. To learn more about BPI’s accreditation with ANSI, and how this process will affect Everblue’s BPI training courses, please visit the Important BPI 2012 Changes page.

By Lesley Cowie

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