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Certifications

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).

 

 

National Environmental Health AssociationHealthy Home Specialist: Founded in 1937 by healthcare professionals, the National Environmental Health Association strives to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. For as long as NEHA has existed, NEHA has strived to elevate the standing and respect accord to those who practice environmental health.  One of the mechanisms used by professional societies like NEHA to achieve such a goal is the one of credentialing.  Through a professional credential, one evidences to both their employer and to the public they serve that they are competent to carry out the duties and tasks expected of them. 

 

EPA Lead CertificationEPA Lead RRP Certified: Common renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint (like sanding, cutting, replacing windows, and more) can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to adults and children. Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. Read  EPA's guide that describes why you should hire a lead-safe renovator.  

 

 

Advanced Weatherization Tactics: All Total Home Performance Employees have been certified through the National Weatherization Training Center located at Baltimore City Community College. The course is designed to challenge weatherization workers to expand their understanding and knowledge of Weatherization. Topics include Aligning Pressure and Thermal Boundaries; Attic Insulation; Dense- Pack Sidewall Insulation; Mechanical Ventilation; Basement and Crawl Spaces; Windows and Doors; and other weatherization measures to reduce energy cost by improving energy efficiency.