Latest Building Performance Stories

2014-01-21 23:03:27

Combining Green Point Ratings, Energy Upgrade Ca and Home Performance Contracting helps some businesses grow in California's slow economy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The nonprofit, Build It Green, announced that Building Doctors won a 2013 Green Point Rated Award and has been named California’s Home Performance Contractor of the year for 2013. The award honors Building Doctors for its leadership in residential green building in California and its role in expanding the...

2014-01-20 08:20:57

KB Home Presents Sustainability Award to Masco Home Services in recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction, Masco Home Services (MHS) has been awarded the 2013 KB Home Sustainability Leadership Award for their efforts to transform how builders view energy efficiency and indoor...

2013-12-31 12:21:14

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Performance 101, an innovative online contractor training course provided by The Green Energy Training Academy, powered by AFC First, has been recognized for Continuing Education Credits by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Home Performance 101 was initially developed as part of the award-winning Keystone HELP® contractor training and certification process under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Treasury and Department of...

2013-11-21 23:31:03

New Duct Sealing Technology Included as Both A Recommended Duct Sealing Material and Procedure for Meeting Energy Efficiency Standards in New and Retrofit Projects Centerville, OH (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Aerosol duct sealing, the latest innovation in duct sealing solutions, has been added to a proposed ANSI/Building Performance Institute (BPI) standard for residential energy-efficient construction. The proposed standard offers contractors a clear blueprint of recommended rules for...

2013-11-08 23:19:50

Earth Advantage’s premiere software for auditing and energy modeling, and program management, CakeSystems™ demonstrated greater accuracy in a recent Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) field assessment. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 CEE recently completed a project that set out to analyze the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. Home energy ratings provide a quantitative appraisal of a home’s energy performance. CEE...

2013-10-26 23:03:51

Campaign to Promote Importance of Credentialing for Clean Energy People, Products and Programs Cocoa, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 In response to groundbreaking growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, the SRCC™ (Solar Rating & Certification Corporation), the leading independent, third-party certification entity for solar thermal products, along with a group of other well-established, nationally accredited credentialing organizations, announces the formation of a...

2013-10-17 23:20:49

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) today announced the national rollout of its advanced Home Energy Professional (HEP) certifications. These are the only home performance certifications that are both supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Malta, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) today announced the national rollout of its advanced Home Energy Professional...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.