Malta, N.Y.The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced that BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard is now available for public comment for a period of 45 days. BPI-1100-T-201x was developed in an effort to standardize and clarify what is included in a whole-building, science-based energy audit of existing homes. 

The BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard provides the requirements for a building science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that meet specific criteria detailed in the scope of the standard. The evaluation will address energy usage and limited aspects of building durability and occupant health and safety, provide a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home, and include a cost-benefit analysis. An assessment performed in accordance with the Home Energy Auditing Standard will gather all necessary data required to develop an asset rating using the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score. This standard has received wide interest and has undergone multiple rounds of public review. 

BPI-1100-T-201x is currently undergoing American National Standards Institute (ANSI) review, which includes a 45-day public comment period as defined under BPI's standards development process. Comments are being solicited from stakeholders and the general public. 

To view the standard, visit: Standards Under Review

To submit comments, visit: Formal Public Comment Process