Building Performance Institute Launches New Website for Industry Professionals

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Building Performance Institute (BPI) announces the launch of its new website (bpi.org) for home performance professionals and industry stakeholders. The new site features an upgraded locator tool to find home contractors with BPI certifications and those participating in the BPI GoldStar Contractor program.

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BPI.org allows our stakeholders, from energy auditors to BPI Test Centers, to find the information they need quickly. - Larry Zarker, BPI CEO

The culmination of a nine-month project, the revamped website for BPI stakeholders offers a clean and refined look, and quick and easy access to essential information. The website is located at bpi.org and accessed by clicking on the "Industry Professional" box.

The new website explains the nonprofit organization's diverse certifications and programs for residential building professionals. A dynamic table allows contractors to compare BPI certifications and programs in one place. Simplified steps for new and returning contractors explain how to navigate the certification process. As part of BPI's efforts to recruit more veterans, the website includes information for veterans on exam fee reimbursements under the GI bill. The website also features a new locator tool enabling users to find BPI Certified Professionals, BPI GoldStar Contractors, and BPI Test Centers across the country.

"We solicited and listened to our stakeholders' feedback. We are elated about our new website for them. It will help contractors, energy efficiency programs, and utilities better connect with the organization. They are able to explore the benefits of certifications, have a place to look for or post jobs, and learn about BPI programs relevant to them," said Larry Zarker, BPI CEO. "BPI.org allows our stakeholders - from energy auditors to BPI Test Centers - to find the information they need quickly."

The BPI website for industry professionals is mobile and tablet responsive. This will help contractors connect with BPI even while working in the field. The website will be updated on a regular basis with news, job postings, product listings, webinars, industry information, and certification process updates.

About the Building Performance Institute
Founded in 1993, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's premier certification and standard-setting organization for home performance professionals. BPI is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as a developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. BPI develops the technical standards for home energy audits and for energy efficiency, health, and safety improvements. From these standards, BPI develops rigorous written and field exams resulting in one of BPI's 14 professional certifications. BPI also offers three programs (BPI GoldStar Contractor for companies, Rating Program for raters, and BPI Product Listing for manufacturers) and one certificate (Building Science Principles). For more information on BPI, visit http://www.bpi.org.

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