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BPI Certification and Accreditation Explained

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Mon, 2017-01-16 16:16
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Are you looking for a BPI Certification? Are you looking to become a BPI Accredited contractor? To set the record straight, BPI Certification is for individuals, while BPI Accreditation is for companies [NOTE: Please do not confuse this with LEED where the buildings are LEED Certified and individuals are LEED Accredited].  Read more: BPI Certification and Accreditation Explained »

BPI Congratulates Six Allies and Affiliates

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Wed, 2014-09-03 09:43
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Advanced Energy, Community Housing Partners, EnergyLogic, Energy Trust of Oregon and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority among this year's honorees
 
Malta, NY, April 7, 2010 -The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), a nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, congratulates five allied organizations on their receipt of a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 

BPI Certification Practice Exam Test Examples

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:16
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Wondering what the BPI Exam is like? We've posted 10 free BPI practice exam questions for your use. Now you can test yourself to see what the 2-hour, 100-question BPI exam is all about.

Click Here for your Free BPI Exam Practice Questions  Read more: BPI Certification Practice Exam Test Examples »

How is a BPI Building Analyst Different From a RESNET HERS Rater?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 13:25
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Mon, 2012-08-27 15:43
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PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated as of February 2015. For the most current information, visit the new post - Difference Between BPI and RESNET  Read more: How is a BPI Building Analyst Different From a RESNET HERS Rater? »

Top 5 Green Building Challenges

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:26
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Tue, 2011-09-27 10:50
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1 - Cost.  We're in a recession, and two of LEED's biggest proponents (Colleges and Government) are hurting for money. LEED needs to streamline its cost structure to retain the loyalty of budget-conscious universities, municipalities and states. I don't mention the federal government because they already only build LEED certifiable buildings and don't bother paying for the plaque.

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Did Avatar Motivate You to Be More Sustainable?

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:47
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Tue, 2011-08-30 17:38
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Have you seen Avatar? Great movie, right? What did you like about it? For me, it was the sense of wonder at the world of Pandora, which seemed more real than really watching in 3D. How would it be if we could link into horses and birds to ride and fly in unison with them? Wouldn't it be neat if the world lit up at night around us?  Read more: Did Avatar Motivate You to Be More Sustainable? »

CalGreen vs. LEED: California's Response to the Challenges of its Green Building Code

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Mon, 2012-10-29 14:03
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Fri, 2010-04-16 07:31
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Last post I discussed California’s new CalGreen building code standard and how that might interact with LEED, Build It Green and other green building standards.  Since the USGBC, among others, has been critical of the CalGreen approach, the California governor’s office has fired back with criticisms of its own.  Here I’ll lay out their four main points supporting CalGreen:

   Read more: CalGreen vs. LEED: California's Response to the Challenges of its Green Building Code »

CalGreen vs. LEED: Battle of the Green Building Standards

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:17
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Mon, 2011-10-24 10:32
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California’s green building code standard, called CalGreen, is interesting and perhaps a bit innovative in that it attempts to be both standard building code (a good thing) and a marketable green building rating system (a little different). What’s odd is that building code usually sets the floor or the minimum standards. Because every home or building has to meet code, you don’t see builders advertising, “Buy our home, we meet code!”  Read more: CalGreen vs. LEED: Battle of the Green Building Standards »

GI Bill Covers Cost of LEED Exam

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Fri, 2014-05-23 16:10
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Sun, 2011-08-28 17:40
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Update 05/23/14: Everblue's Yellow Ribbon Program has expired.  Read more: GI Bill Covers Cost of LEED Exam »

Solar Paint Will Conserve Energy

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Thu, 2015-07-16 12:25
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Thu, 2011-06-16 22:07
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Can white paint atop a roof reflect the sun's rays and conserve energy? Recent studies are looking into this hypothesis and finding that specialized paint will soon have this ability.

Silicon Ink, as it is called, can be 18 percent more efficient. According to Power and Energy Magazine, Innovalight Inc. is working with JA Solar Holdings Limited to commercialize this next-generation ink. Ultimately, off-the-shelf industrial printers will be able to print the ink solution onto any surface.  Read more: Solar Paint Will Conserve Energy »

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