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BPI Affiliates Awarded with Prestigious ENERGY STAR Prize

Advanced Energy, Community Housing Partners, EnergyLogic, Energy Trust of Oregon and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority among this year's honorees.

BPI Affiliates Awarded with Prestigious ENERGY STAR Prize

Malta, NY, April 7, 2010 – The Building Performance Institute (BPI), a nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, congratulates five of its BPI affiliates on their receipt of a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Advanced Energy
of Raleigh, NC, one of the pending BPI affiliates, received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year honors.  Advanced Energy is a full-service home energy rating and provider organization that also performs testing and applied research in building science.

Also receiving an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award was EnergyLogic, one of the BPI affiliates in Berthoud, CO.  EnergyLogic is a full-service home energy rating and provider organization in Colorado.

Community Housing Partners (CHP) received an ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence. Based in Christianburg, VA, CHP is a nonprofit community development corporation that owns and manages more than 5,100 units of energy-efficient, affordable housing in 80 housing communities in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida. CHP received ENERGY STAR recognition for its dedication to retrofitting affordable housing units across the country to be more energy efficient.
The ENERGY STAR Awards for Sustained Excellence recognized three of BPI’s key strategic allies, organizations that administer energy efficiency retrofit incentive programs that encourage or mandate that homeowners use BPI Certified Professionals and/or BPI Accredited Contracting Companies.

Energy Trust of Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians benefit from saving energy and tapping into renewable resources. Energy Trust is receiving its first Sustained Excellence recognition for its innovative consumer marketing and piloting of “on-bill” payment via the Clean Energy Works collaborative with the city of Portland and county of Multnomah.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, aims to help New York meet its energy goals by: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources and protecting the environment. This is the fifth time NYSERDA has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition, firmly establishing itself as the national leader in delivering energy efficiency programs.

About the ENERGY STAR Awards
The EPA honors a select group of manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, home builders and other organizations as ENERGY STAR award winners. These organizations are recognized for their long-term commitment to fighting climate change through greater energy efficiency. In 2010, the 110 award winners were chosen from more than 17,000 partners in the Energy Star program.

About the Building Performance Institute
The Building Performance Institute, Inc., (BPI) is the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization. BPI supports the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program. The organization is best known for BPI Certification.

BPI offers the following:

  • certification of individuals in building analyst, heating, AC/heat pump, shell/envelope, and multi-family designations
  • accreditation of contractors committed to delivering quality, home performance improvements
  • quality assurance to verify conformance with BPI Standards and provide feedback for continuing improvement
  • affiliation of organizations that deliver BPI services in their market
  • open, transparent, consensus developed national technical standards based on sound building science

BPI, in cooperation with the building performance industry stakeholders, establishes a professional performance bar at a level appropriate to ensuring the consistent delivery of exceptional building performance services for those entrusting the BPI brand. The BPI national expansion is supported by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as various regional, state, and local programs.

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About Lesley Cowie

Lesley has been passionately advocating for and working with green building and renewable energy since 2009. She has experience with LEED certification, home energy auditing, blower door testing, solar energy, and more. She holds many certifications, including LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Certification. Her work has won numerous awards over the past decade.