TheBuilding Performance Instituterecently published itsBPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard. Home performance professionals can apply this standard to their projects to ensure that energy audits are conducted as thoroughly as possible.

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