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Certification scheme will guide development of test questions for Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is seeking volunteers to serve on a scheme committee for its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance certification program. All committee members will earn up to 12 BPI CEUs for participation on the scheme committee, which will prepare a certification scheme that will guide the development of test questions for the Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification. The certification is directly related to the maintenance and upkeep of installed residential HVAC systems when contractors are performing an HVAC clean and tune, or when they are addressing the performance of a home during a whole house energy retrofit. This certification is designed to ensure that contractors performing that work have successfully demonstrated the minimum tasks to be performed for identifying energy, health and safety, and durability issues in the home. This includes inspecting, testing, and measuring electrical components, controls, mechanical, venting, air distribution, and piping systems of residential HVAC systems in accordance with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America ANSI/ACCA Standard 4: Maintenance of Residential HVAC Systems. The following general categories of volunteers are needed: Building scientists, home performance and HVAC contractors, program implementers, manufacturers/distributors and general interest persons. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2013. For more information on BPI in the Canadian marketplace see the PDF document (archived HPAC article) at right.