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As certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analysts, we have completed BPI's extensive training courses and conduct weekly training sessions to keep up to date on certifications every three years. We are certified to conduct blower-door tests, combustion appliance inspection, air quality testing including carbon monoxide detection, duct testing, and airflow testing. As certified BPI Building Envelope Professionals, we have an even deeper understanding of the building envelope and how it works with other building systems. The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's leading building science accreditation organization. The "house as a system" philosophy - which looks at a building's various components (building envelope, attic, basement, combustion equipment, ventilation sources) and the interrelationship between them to maximize a home's performance. This approach leads to greater energy efficiency, but perhaps more importantly to buildings that simply perform better. A home that has been analyzed and upgraded from a whole-house approach is more durable, healthier, comfortable, and energy efficient. For additional information about BPI's standards, take a look at their Technical Standards for Building Analysts (PDF).
Just looking for additional insulation in your attic or sealing up air leaks? Did you know that making certain changes to your home can result in unforeseen consequences? That is why we always recommend a full home energy audit by Home Energy Medics prior to implementing any efficiency measures. This will provide a full view of your house, it's systems and what can be done to improve ALL areas of your home. Best of all, we refund all or part of the audit cost when you choose to have us implement the solutions.
Home Energy Medics did a wonderful job on our house. We now have much better heating and cooling. The original audit was very revealing of heat leakage points throughout the house. I had no idea that recessed lighting "cans" could leak so much outside air into the house.
Jay F., Arlington, VA