Building Performance Institute

Building Performance Institute

September 27, 2010 16:15 ET

BPI Congratulates Gold Star Accredited Contracting Company TAG Mechanical Systems on Being Named 2010 ACCA Commercial Contractor of the Year

MALTA, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2010) - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and an ANSI-accredited national standards setting organization, is pleased to congratulate TAG Mechanical Systems Inc. for its achievement in winning the prestigious 2010 ACCA Commercial Contractor of the Year award from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the nationwide association of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors.

"We are very proud of the recognition TAG Mechanical Systems has received from ACCA," says Larry Zarker, CEO of BPI. "There are only two of these awards granted each year, and they truly represent the highest possible performance in the HVAC industry. TAG has made a strong commitment to improving energy efficiency and occupant comfort, health and safety. They have made a commitment to gaining the credentials that prove they do quality work. Those commitments have paid off in the form of a successful company, and they have paid off in the Contractor of the Year award."

The ACCA Contractors of the Year program recognizes the "best of the best" in the industry. Each year, two contractors—one Residential, one Commercial—make the cut in the search for the best contractors in America. The Contractors of the Year Program offers exceptional HVACR contractors a unique marketing opportunity to demonstrate to their customers and their community that they have exceeded national standards and offer breakthrough performance and high-quality results.

"BPI accreditation and third-party verification have helped us grow our business over the last four to five years. If we hadn't sought and obtained BPI certifications and accreditation we wouldn't have been able to offer independent, third-party verification to our customers, and it is a real selling point. At the same time, we have worked to implement the ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation standard into our business because we believe it adds value by defining for us and for our customers the steps we are to follow to ensure the HVAC system is done correctly. We rely on the information and standards provided by both organizations to ensure our customers receive the absolute best-possible installations and service," said Ellis G Guiles Jr., Vice President of TAG Mechanical Systems.

"From our perspective, this isn't an either/or. We rely and depend upon ACCA and BPI providing us key standards of performance, which are critical to defining, implementing and eventually maintaining the correct energy efficiency measures for any building," he added.

TAG Mechanical Systems is a full-service commercial, residential and institutional heating, ventilation, air conditioning, indoor air quality and custom metal fabrication contracting business with 55 employees. It has been in business since 1988 and is located in Syracuse, NY. The company's employees currently hold BPI Certified Professional credentials for the Building Analyst, Building Envelope, Heating Professional, AC and Heat Pump Professional and Multi Family designations. For more information, visit

Click here to read a profile of TAG Mechanical Systems and the Contractor of the Year award in Contractor Excellence:

About the Building Performance Institute

The Building Performance Institute, Inc., (BPI) is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization. BPI supports the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards.

BPI offers the following:

  • Certification of individuals in building analyst, heating, AC/heat pump, shell/envelope, and multi-family designations
  • Accreditation of contractors committed to delivering quality, home performance improvements
  • Quality assurance to verify conformance with BPI Standards and provide feedback for continuing improvement
  • Affiliation of training organizations that deliver BPI services in their market
  • Open, transparent, consensus developed national technical standards based on sound building science

BPI, in cooperation with the building performance industry stakeholders, establishes a professional performance bar at a level appropriate to ensuring the consistent delivery of exceptional building performance services for those entrusting the BPI brand.

For more information about BPI, visit:

Building Performance Institute, Inc.
107 Hermes Road, Suite 110
Malta, NY 12020
Phone: (877) 274-1274
Fax: (866) 777-1274

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