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The New BPI Accreditation Program

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:02
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In 2010, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offered a specialized contractor program called BPI Accreditation. This program was meant for companies that provided home performance services. In order to become a BPI Accredited contractor, an individual had to earn the BPI Building Analyst Certification as well as one specialty designation.  Read more: The New BPI Accreditation Program »

What Solar PV Installers Do

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:57
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So you’re interested in becoming a solar installer. Awesome! But what does it actually mean to install solar? Let’s just say that it takes slightly more effort than hooking part A into part B and calling it a day.

A solar installer’s primary duties include the following tasks:  Read more: What Solar PV Installers Do »

Earn Your LEED Credential Within 1 Month

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Tue, 2014-09-23 09:12
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Are you having difficulty focusing your study efforts? This is not uncommon. Preparing for your LEED exam may seem like a daunting activity. In all likelihood, many of these terms and concepts will be brand new to you. It might seem like information overload. Thankfully, there is a straightforward way of getting through this…and doing so within one month.  Read more: Earn Your LEED Credential Within 1 Month »

Everblue & RATERusa Offer RESNET QA in FL

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Thu, 2016-04-07 10:57
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On June 13, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House bill 7147 into law. HB 7147 reforms the state's law governing home energy ratings. The previous law cited organizations like the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Commercial Energy Services Network (COMNET), and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as the preferred rating systems in Florida. This new law no longer mentions these organizations but instead defines what an energy rating system is.

What This Means for You  Read more: Everblue & RATERusa Offer RESNET QA in FL »

14 Ways to Flaunt Your LEED Credential

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Wed, 2018-03-28 17:23
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Are you looking to better understand how LEED will impact your career?

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If so, visit our Benefits of LEED Certification page, and you’ll soon see why LEED is becoming an industry standard!  Read more: 14 Ways to Flaunt Your LEED Credential »

How BPI Quality Control Inspector Is Different

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Tue, 2015-05-19 12:58
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In a previous post, I reviewed the eligibility requirements for someone wondering how to become a Quality Control Inspector. One of these activities is to complete a training course specifically designed to prepare someone for the BPI Quality Control Inspector exams. You’ve probably noticed that I added BPI before the name of the exam. This is because the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has, so far, been the only organization named to provide this designation.

How to Earn a Quality Control Inspector Certification

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Tue, 2015-05-19 12:57
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One of the newest home energy certifications to surface is the Quality Control Inspector. This designation was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy with the intention of developing a highly skilled workforce in the residential energy upgrade industry. What’s exciting about this credential is that it presents an opportunity for renovation and growth in a way that’s never been seen before.  Read more: How to Earn a Quality Control Inspector Certification »

How to Start a Home Energy Audit Businesss

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Sat, 2018-09-15 23:06
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Many of our students enroll in energy efficiency training with the intent of starting a home performance company. We’re really excited and honored to be a part of this process, and we know that training is not where it ends. In fact, training is really only the beginning! There are several steps that you need to take, or consider, if you’re going to start your own business as a home energy auditor.  Read more: How to Start a Home Energy Audit Businesss »

Is QCI Replacing Any of the BPI Certifications?

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Tue, 2015-05-19 12:58
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You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been working with BPI to create new certifications. These certifications are called Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician, and Crew Leader. These certifications will not replace the existing BPI certifications that we’ve all come to know and love.  Read more: Is QCI Replacing Any of the BPI Certifications? »

The Rise of HERS Scores in Homebuilding

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Thu, 2014-08-14 14:56
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RESNET, or the Residential Energy Services Network, was founded in 1995. The concept grew out of a commitment to developing national standards for home energy auditing and home energy ratings.

Around the same time, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) was created. BPI also had a focus on home energy auditing. Until recently, BPI was not focused on home energy ratings. It is this piece that has helped RESNET climb to popularity.

What is a Home Energy Rating?  Read more: The Rise of HERS Scores in Homebuilding »

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