HabitatPVD is the first affiliate in the country to secure this designation and will help in the organization’s efforts to build Rhode Island’s volunteer and professional workforce of home performance specialists.
Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island-Greater Providence has been designated by the Building Performance Institute as an approved testing center. HabitatPVD is the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the country to secure this designation and to proctor written and field examinations on behalf of BPI. The designation aligns with HabitatPVD’s efforts to establish itself as a premier home performance training organization and develop a volunteer and professional workforce prepared to improve Rhode Island’s existing housing stock. Habitat knows first-hand that a decent home provides the strength, stability, and independence that individuals need to thrive. Having trained volunteers and professionals with the skills and credentials to effectively assess and diagnose Rhode Island’s older housing stock is essential.
“We look forward to building a strong working relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence in its work to improve the comfort, health, safety, durability, and energy efficiency of Rhode Island’s existing housing. We hope this can be a model for other Habitat affiliates across the country.”
BPI CEO Larry Zarker.
As the nation’s standard-setting organization for home performance professionals, BPI develops standards, certifications, and certificate of knowledge programs for the residential retrofit industry throughout the country. The standards and certifications range from Building Analyst, Envelope, AC/Heat Pump, Heating, Manufactured Housing, and Healthy Home Evaluator. BPI has a network of test centers that use its standards to develop curricula for training and evaluating the residential retrofit workforce. Working alongside BPI trainers and proctors, HabitatPVD will be equipped with the insight and expertise needed to improve the health, safety, and energy efficiency of homes across Rhode Island under the principles of building science and retrofitting.
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