Benefits of BPI Certification

One of the best ways to expand upon your services as a residential building contractor is to add a BPI energy auditor certification, such as BPI Building Analyst. With a BPI Certification, you learn how various components of a home interact to affect the home's overall performance. The interactions of the building envelope, heating and cooling systems, insulation, lighting, and mechanical ventilation can have a dramatic effect on homeowner comfort, health, and safety. Here are just a few reasons why BPI Certification is the industry standard for home energy auditors...

Individual Benefits

  • Fast-track your career as a home energy auditor with a marketable certification
  • Enter a growing industry with real skills you can use immediately in the field
  • Supplement your knowledge with technical skills that apply to every homeowner in the country
  • Gain exposure through BPI’s website listing of qualified home performance contractors
  • Enjoy increased employment opportunities – more than half a million new energy auditor jobs will be needed in the next 10 years
  • Strict technical standards mean that you are in demand – from homeowners, state and utility incentive programs, and weatherization assistance programs
  • Simply put, certification makes you a more attractive candidate for employment

Business Benefits

  • Add energy auditing to your business services as a way to get your foot in the door and upsell your clients on the retrofit work
  • Use BPI's third-party verification of your skills and abilities to build a stronger, more reliable brand for your company
  • Enhance credibility with homeowners, making it easier to get jobs and grow your business
  • Learn how to find issues and resolve them the first time. That results in fewer customer call-backs, improved customer satisfaction ratings, and an increased rate of referrals from those satisfied customers.
  • Earn a reputation for quality work and gain new business through word-of-mouth
  • Help your clients qualify for rebate programs based on the energy efficiency recommendations you provide during an inspection
  • Participate in government and utility programs that require a BPI certification
  • Compete for business bids that require the knowledge of a BPI-certified technician
  • Gain the technical skills to meet building code and stay relevant in the industry
  • Negotiate greater earnings - there are many low-cost, low-benefit options available for homeowners. A certification represents sound knowledge and proficiency and allows you to justify a higher cost, high-benefit service.

Industry Benefits

  • Add value to the community by promoting a higher understanding of home energy efficiency issues
  • Most of the 130 million existing homes in the U.S. were built before modern energy codes were established. With rising energy costs, BPI certified professionals are in high demand for identifying issues, prioritizing repairs, and providing accurate estimates of their return on investment through energy savings
  • Help homeowners save 20% or more on energy bills
  • Improve indoor air quality, comfort, and safety for home occupants
  • Prepare homes for solar, geothermal, and other types of energy upgrades
  • Strengthen the residential building industry by encouraging improvements that save energy and money while also providing a more durable home

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