New workshop/training on the new BPI 1200 standard

The BPI 1200 Standard-Stepping up to the new standard

A lot has changed since BPI published a field guide for weatherization technicians in 1998. All of BPI’s standards have evolved to be internationally recognized and BPI has evolved into an ANSI development Organization, overseeing a formal consensus based standards process.

The current 1200 standard is essentially a “how to guide” for completing all inspections and diagnostic testing to analyze residential homes.

This workshop focuses in detail on comparing to older publications, new testing procedures and required equipment for testing. All participants will receive a voucher toward a digital readout combustible gas leak detector and free shipping.

 

Topics covered will include:

– General Requirements for the BPI 1200 standard
– Health and Safety Related Requirements
– Prioritizing Recommendations
– Combustion Appliance and Fuel Distribution System Inspection (the new gas leak detection equipment- process)
– Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation and the new ASHRAE 62.2 standard now being used.
– Building Enclosure Performance
– Heating and Cooling (HVAC) and Domestic Water Heating Performance and Efficiency (new combustion safety testing)
– Baseload Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation

The flyer for the training is posted at the BPTC homepage.

CONGRESS EXTENDS FEDERAL ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME TAX CREDIT

 

Section 45L & 179D Tax Benefits Extended for Energy Efficient Buildings

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (the Act). The Act extends a number of tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2014 and makes some of the extensions permanent.

Among the tax provisions that have been extended for two years, and made retroactive to 1/1/15, are the Energy Efficient New Home Tax Credit (Section 45L) and the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction (Section 179D).

The 45L federal tax credit provides a $2,000 tax credit to builders for selling high energy performing homes. The credit expired on December 31, 2014.

As part of an omnibus tax incentive and spending bill, Congress has extended the new energy efficient credit for 2015 and 2016.

The existing homes credit (25C) is extended for the same period.

Buildings placed in service prior to 2015 are still eligible for energy efficient tax benefit. The new extenders now make buildings placed in service in 2015 and 2016 eligible for the tax benefits.

 

ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Training in Buffalo!

BPTC LLC is scheduling a new ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Training in Buffalo!

Please take a look at the attached flyer and share with anyone who could benefit.

ASHRAE Training Flyer

International Code Council (ICC) and RESNET Produces Video for Code Officials on the HERS Index

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC) includes an Energy Rating Index compliance option. Increasingly, states and local code jurisdictions are adopting the 2015 IECC with the Energy Rating Index option. RESNET and the ICC are implementing an educational effort directed to code officials on the HERS Index and the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index option. As part of this effort, RESNET and the ICC have developed a short video production aimed at code officials explaining the HERS Index and how it fits into energy codes. Certified RESNET HERS Raters and code advocates are encouraged to use the video to educate their code officials on the HERS Index.

BPTC LLC, the parent company of Buffalo Infrared, is a RESNET accredited HERS provider.
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Join us at this year’s FM Expo……….

Buffalo Infrared, and BPTC LLC it’s parent company, is participating as a vendor in the 20th annual WNY Regional Facilities Management Expo on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at The Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg, NY. Look for us in Booth #824. 

You are invited to attend for free:
Facility Managers
Building Owners/Managers
Property Managers
Plant/Operations Managers & Engineers
Maintenance Personnel
Superintendents of Buildings & Grounds
Production Supervisors
Purchasing Managers & MRO Buyers
Business Owners
Real Estate Owners, Developers, Investors, Remodelers
Architects
Energy Managers
Safety Supervisors
Project Managers
Environmental Engineers
Construction Managers

…and anyone responsible for one of the many facets of a facility
Attending the expo allows property personnel to meet face-to-face with solution providers in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

The WNY Regional Facilities Management Expo is a regional showcase featuring products and services for the maintenance, repair, operations and management of commercial buildings, industrial plants, government buildings and municipalities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, hotels/motels, income properties and more.

Pre-register at http://www.fmexpo.net or register at the door.