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Forum Guidelines

The BPA Forum is focused on peer-to-peer interaction among professionals.

The BPA Forum is focused on peer-to-peer interaction among professionals. Our mission is to amplify the collective knowledge base of the home and building performance professional network by offering a space for sharing resources, ideas, and knowledge on building performance.

The space is not to be used for promotional purposes. Content should be geared towards practitioners, rather than consumers.

Visitors can read content, but only BPA Members can post. Anyone with an interest in energy efficiency can apply for a free BPA Basic Membership. All members can post and comment in discussions. Each member has their own profile page where their discussions and activities are consolidated.

Here are some guidelines for engaging with the community in the spirit of openness, transparency, and collaboration:


  1. Fill out your profile. Post a picture. Smile!
  2. Check out the profiles of other members. Get to know them.
  3. Join the conversation in the forum and share relevant and valuable ideas with the community.
  4. Treat others with respect—feel free to challenge ideas, but always engage with the goal to better understand your colleagues.
  5. When making an argument or stating a case, please speak from your own experience and include the facts (who, what, when, where, how.)
  6. Invite your colleagues to join BPA.
  7. Be generous and give back. Comment as much on others' content as on your own original contributions.
  8. Have fun!

We encourage and support content that fits with the mission of the Building Performance Association. We reserve the right to remove any post without prior notice. Messages are not permitted that are:

  • Abusive, harassing, or attack others
  • Hateful in language toward others' race/ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, or political beliefs
  • Sexual
  • Not relevant to a topic
  • Commercial solicitations
  • Spam

The opinions, views, and ideas expressed within this forum are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the sponsors. Information provided by forum members may not be appropriate for solving readers' specific problems. Readers should consult a certified professional for their own technical recommendations.

We encourage members to report content that does not meet the guidelines and misleading technical information that needs to be addressed to the moderator. We reserve the right to remove or de-emphasize content that does not fit into a certain part of the site.

All posts will be monitored by BPA staff to ensure that these guidelines are being followed. Posts can be removed, and membership can be suspended at any time for non-adherence with these guidelines or Terms of Service.

BPA will not sell or share our member list.