SUNY Canton to Host BPI Certification Presentation

North Country community members interested in getting involved in energy efficiency projects are encouraged to attend an upcoming presentation at SUNY Canton.

SUNY Canton’s Arthur S. Garno, the site coordinator for Building Performance Institute (BPI) recognized training, is offering an informational presentation beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in Payson Hall Room 124 on the College’s campus. There is no cost for the session.

The presentation will be geared towards those looking to become a BPI-accredited contracting company for construction projects that include energy efficiency measures. BPI is a leading developer of technical standards, training and professional credentialing for home performance assessments, building envelope retrofits and HVAC system retrofits.

SUNY Canton is the area’s training center for becoming a BPI-certified home energy auditor.

Only BPI-accredited contractors with BPI-certified staff are eligible to participate in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program that provides incentives to homeowners for energy efficiency retrofit work.

In addition to the presentation, an online ‘Basics of Building Science’ course will take place over the summer for those looking to enter the field with limited construction knowledge.

To RSVP or for more information regarding the event, contact Garno at (315) 386-7197 or


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