BPI Certified 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 work better. A home that has been analyzed and upgraded from a whole-house standpoint is more durable, healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. For more information about BPI’s standards, take a look at their Technical Standards for Building Analysts (PDF).
RESNET Certified HERS Rater
RESNET (short for the Residential Energy Services Network) is the premier accreditation organization for home energy raters and home energy auditors in the country. With an emphasis on new construction, RESNET certified HERS Raters (HERS is short for Home Energy Rating System) to analyze each element of home that may contribute to energy waste or energy inefficiencies. During a HERS Rating, we analyze each of these components, as well as their relationship to one another, to assign the home a score from 1-100 on the HERS Index. (100 is bad, 0 is good.) HERS Ratings are a mandatory part of the certification process for many green building certifications including Energy Star and LEED.
ABAA Certified Commercial Air Barrier Installer ABAA’s (Air Barrier Association of America) vision is to see air barriers installed to the highest industry standards for energy efficiency, better buildings, and healthier communities. ABAA’s mission is to work with the industry to raise the standards of proficiency in part by offering premier training to installers.
OSHA Certified Construction Safety OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into law on December 29, 1970. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance”. Weatherseal’s salesman and installers have all received a certificate of completion for OSHA’s Construction Outreach Safety Training.
EPA Certified Firm for Lead RenovationIn 2014, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) announced 62 enforcement actions that require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris, as required by EPA’s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) standards. Weatherseal Is an EPA-Certified Lead-Safe Renovation Firm.
National Radon Safety Board
Weatherseal is certified by the National Radon Safety Board for radon testing and mitigation. The NRSB seeks to encourage the highest standards of practice and integrity in radon testing and services.
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
DPOR is an executive branch agency under the Secretary of Commerce and Trade that oversees 18 regulatory boards and programs. Its policy boards are comprised of practitioners and citizens appointed by the governor and are responsible for regulating certain professions and occupations, as determined by the General Assembly. Weatherseal is a licensed Class A Contractor and a licensed Residential Building Analyst Firm.