Contractor BPI Accreditation
"Using the house-as-a-system approach, BPI Accredited contractors conduct comprehensive whole-house assessments that go beyond a traditional energy audit to establish performance levels and trace problems. Using the results from the detailed assessment, they prescribe and prioritize real solutions based on proven building science. The rewards are great. Not only do certified professionals enjoy increased employment opportunities, they also play an integral role in reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and improving the comfort, safety, durability and energy efficiency of existing housing. Accredited contracting companies see an improved bottom line, earn a reputation for quality work and also add value to the community.
BPI Accreditation: What Does It Mean?
There are seven BPI certificates available, each proving that the skills in your trade can be used to diagnose a multitude of home performance factors. The BPI certificate types are:

  • Building Analyst
  • Envelope
  • Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning and Heat Pump
  • Multifamily
You can choose to achieve one designation, or expand your skill set to encompass all of them. Remember, all BPI certified professional designations are based on house-as-a-system fundamental building science. The designations are not meant to take the place of your other qualifications, but to enhance them and build upon them to make you one of the most valuable contributors to the home performance industry.
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Scott Oliver
Incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have been instrumental in helping John Betlem Heating & Cooling expand its range of services. Since earning accreditation from the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and becoming a participating Home Performance contractor, the company has seen sustained growth of 10 to 15 percent each year. 
"Customers appreciated the thoroughness of the comprehensive home energy assessment."
"People respect our heritage and reputation. And we've built on that by embracing the green movement and energy efficiency for our customers.
- Jim Betlem
To find out more about incentives, marketing investment, and how you can take advantage of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, see NYSERDA's brochure on:
400 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: (585) 442-2030

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