PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Mark Group, a leading global provider of home energy efficiency analysis and improvements, is pleased to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bartos, has been appointed to the Accreditation Management Board of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a nationally recognized organization for residential energy efficiency standards development and contractor accreditation.
BPI supports the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program. The focus of the BPI Accreditation Management Board is to oversee the development of the BPI Accreditation Program: continuously improving quality assurance protocols for accredited contracting companies, cultivating relationships with non-accredited professionals, and maintaining communication with the accredited building science community regarding industry best practices and standards advancement.
"The Building Performance Institute plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining the standards and best practices for the home performance industry," said Jeff Bartos. "As market awareness for home performance and energy efficiency upgrades grows and the industry scales, it is critical to have national standards and trained, certified specialists. I'm looking forward to working with BPI and serving with the members of the Accreditation Management Board."
Since 1974, Mark Group has provided energy efficiency analysis and improvements to over 2,000,000 customers from its 28 offices in the UK, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. Mark Group directly employs its workforce of home energy auditors, technicians, and staff from its headquarters at The Philadelphia Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus. The vast majority of Mark Group field personnel hold BPI certifications as Building Analyst Professionals, Building Envelope Professionals, and/or Multi-Family Professionals. Education and training are ingrained within the company's foundation, both internally and externally. The Mark Group Academy, also located within The Philadelphia Navy Yard, is a facility that enables extensive classroom and hands-on energy efficiency and renewable energy education and training.
About Mark Group
Mark Group is a leading global provider of energy saving solutions. Founded in 1974, the Group now operates in 28 worldwide locations and helps over 7,000 homes become more energy efficient every week. Mark Group services are tailored to meet the individual needs of home and building owners. For further information, visit www.markgroup.com.