Larry Zarker

Larry Zarker is the CEO of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to the improvement of home performance via training, certification, accreditation, and quality assurance programs for residential contractors and their customers.

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Building Performance Contracting Raises the Bar

Author: Larry Zarker
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January 01, 2006

        The Building Performance Institute, Incorporated (BPI), is providing its accredited contractors and certified professionals with new opportunities to distinguish themselves from their competition in the building performance marketplace. BPI ... [continue reading]

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What's the Value of One Life Saved

Author: Larry Zarker
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March 09, 2007

Training in the whole-house approach to home performance gives contractors the ability to save lives as well as energy. [continue reading]

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Contractors Aggregate Carbon Credits

Author: Larry Zarker
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January 01, 2008

Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [continue reading]

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Onward, Home Performance Soldiers!

Author: Larry Zarker
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November 01, 2009

The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]

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The Value of ISO 17024 Accredited Certifications for the Home Performance Workforce

Author: Larry Zarker
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February 29, 2012

Federal and state investments as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) laid a strong foundation for a permanent, vibrant home energy efficiency retrofit industry, and a stronger Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). As ... [continue reading]

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Forward Motion: Career Path Options with the New Home Energy Professional Certifications

Author: Larry Zarker
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August 28, 2012

The green building community is sold on the value of certifications. For the worker, professional credentials demonstrate a degree of knowledge and skill. They help employers screen applicants and help energy efficiency program administrators set ... [continue reading]

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BPI Announces ANSI Accreditation for its Standards Programs

BPI Announces ANSI Accreditation for its Standards Programs

Larry Zarker

Malta, NY, July 13, 2010 - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), a nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization is pleased to announce that it received approval today from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards. [continue reading]

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