Malta, N.Y. -- The Building Performance Institute, Inc. announced that it has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute as a national certifying body. BPI's accreditation is based on earning ISO 17024 accreditation for its Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (RBE-WH-ALCI) certification.
ANSI is the U.S. representative of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 17024 is the international benchmark for personnel certifications across all industries. It sets requirements for organizations that manage the certification of individuals in order to ensure impartiality of operations and reduce any conflict of interest. Under ISO 17024, certifications are developed and administered using international best practices, including cross-disciplinary peer review and industry validation of technical materials.
The RBE-WH-ALCI certification is the first of BPI's suite of certifications to undergo the ANSI accreditation process, and is BPI's fastest growing certification. Its exam verifies a candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities to tighten the building envelope to reduce energy loss from air leakage. Such measures also reduce pollutants and allergens through air migration. The exams also verify the candidate's ability to improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency through the proper installation of dense-pack insulation materials.
BPI's new Home Energy Professional certifications for Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer, Crew Leader, and Quality Control Inspector will be the next four certifications BPI submits to ANSI for accreditation under ISO 17024.