The company was founded by Ingo Stroup, who has been involved in the Building Science industry for over 30 years. He was one of the original participants in establishing ENERGY STAR in Idaho and has a comprehensive understanding of building performance and efficiency measures. The company has grown significantly through the years and is one of the largest rating companies in the Northwest.


In recognition of our commitment to the ENERGY STAR program, Building Energy, Inc. received the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA ENERGY STAR Market Leader Award in years 2009 – 2019. This national award recognizes the company’s work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping to protect the environment through its partnership with ENERGY STAR.

Additional recognition includes:
2012 Most Innovative Verifier of the Year Award
2014 and 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award
2016, 2018, 2019 Sustained Excellence Award.