BPI publishes home energy auditing standard
The Home Energy Auditing Standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that meet specific criteria detailed in the scope of the standard. The evaluation addresses energy usage, elements of building durability, and occupant health and safety; provides a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home; and includes a cost-benefit analysis. It also includes updated mechanical ventilation requirements by referencing ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010: Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low Rise Residential Buildings.
BPI is working to have BPI-1100-T-2012 published by the American National Standards Institute, and will open a public comment period for the ANSI process in the near future.
The Home Energy Auditing Standard was developed by a working group created by BPI’s Standards Technical Committee and comprised of subject matter experts representing the home performance industry and a variety of interest categories and geographical locations. This standard has received wide interest and has undergone multiple rounds of public review.
Source: Building Performance Institute