The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on its Standards Technical Committee (STC). This is an excellent opportunity to represent the utility industry in crafting the national standards used by the residential energy retrofit community.
The standards cover the improvement of energy efficiency, comfort and occupant health and safety and installation of energy conservation and energy-efficiency measures to existing building enclosures and systems. Application standards for these measures, as well as verification and commissioning of improved buildings are also included in the standards.
The STC reviews and takes action on proposals and comments from the general public and regularly updates the standards. The technical standards are developed in an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) approves BPI as an accredited developer of American National Standards.
BPI’s Standards Management Board (SMB) rates applications based on technical expertise, geographic location, experience in the building sciences and willingness to serve. Technical personnel willing to invest the time and energy to develop the technical standards our industry needs should submit an application by Nov. 21 2011. The SMB will appoint four members each to a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.