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Building Doctors is the First in Los Angeles County to Achieve GOLD STAR Accredited Contracting Company status with Building Performance Institute

November 2, 2010

In anticipation of the start of the Energy Upgrade California rebate program for energy efficiency improvements on November 1, 2010, the Building Doctors is the first company in Los Angeles County and the 10th company in California to achieve GOLD STAR Accredited Contracting Company status with the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI). The nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization for home performance and energy efficiency upgrades.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010

The Building Doctors is pleased to announce that it is the first company in Los Angeles County and the 1oth company in California to achieve GOLD STAR Accredited Contracting Company status with the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization for home performance and energy efficiency upgrades.

“We are very excited to receive our Accreditation,” says Dan Thomsen, President of the Building Doctors. “This achievement demonstrates to our customers that we are dedicated to providing the highest-quality service and real solutions that will help them improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and durability of their homes. And with this Accreditation, we are positioned to help our customers take advantage of the rebates available in the Energy Upgrade California Program starting November 1, 2010″

Energy Upgrade California is a statewide rebate program offering up to $4500 from independently owned utility companies and some municipally owned utilities to homeowners for energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Thomsen is also the Chair of the Southern California Chapter of Efficiency First, a National, not for profit trade association for the home performance workforce. “Since the Energy Upgrade California program of Los Angeles County’s goal is to upgrade 30,000 homes by 2012 using the whole house approach, and with unemployment in the construction sector at almost 40% not only will homeowners save money on their utilities, but we will be putting a lot of skilled people back to work.”

BPI Accredited Contracting Companies follow BPI standards for home energy audits and upgrade solution implementation, and comply with requirements for a minimum number of specialized BPI certified professionals on the payroll. Mandatory participation in a stringent national quality assurance program that includes third-party verification is a requirement of BPI Accreditation.

About the Building Doctors

The Building Doctors is a leading home performance contractor in Southern California. They

take a whole house system based approach and use building science to diagnose during their

comprehensive home energy audit. Then they create a treatment plan that after upgrading, increases

a home’s energy efficiency, comfort, improved indoor air quality with a reduced carbon footprint.

Finally after the upgrades are complete they test out to verify the improvements that were made to the home.

For further information visit http://www.buildingdoctors.com

For media inquires, contact Jamie Edwards at: admin(at)buildingdoctors(dot)com or at (323)-646-2534

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.

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. For more information about BPI, visit: http://www.bpi.org. For media inquiries, contact Stephanie Inglis at: singlis@motumb2b.com or (416) 598-7573.

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