Building Performance Training

"GO Where the Pros GO"

Building Analyst Training (BAT) in preparation for BPI certification exams

Profit with Home Performance Training:

This low-cost training program is designed as an entry level course for Green Jobs and energy efficiency improvements in primarily residential buildings.

 

This course establishes a solid foundation for all. While you’re using building science technology to help customers solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems that are driving high energy costs, you’ll also provide them with a more comfortable, safe and durable home. You’ll be part of an exclusive group of contractors with access to benefits that will help your business grow.

 

Who this course is recommended for:

• Energy Auditor • Energy Engineer • Home Inspector

• Weatherization • Building Contractor • HERS Rater

• HVAC Professional • Insulation Professionals • Architects

 

 

Enter level course for contractors

 

5 day Training Agenda 3 class and 2 field:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of building science
  • Identify and understand building performance problems including ice dams, mold and mildew, and indoor air quality issues
  • Analyze buildings using “Blower Door” technology and other diagnostic equipment
  • Assess building tightness, mechanical and distribution systems and combustion safety for a “whole house” performance-based approach
  • Apply “blower door,” combustion safety and other diagnostics for assessing air leakage and efficiency in buildings in a practical manner.

 

BPI Testing Information:

Following completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the BPI written/online exam and field exam. The costs of the exams are included in the instruction fee. There will be a written/online exam which satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requirements. Candidates must also pass a field performance exam before receiving certification. Test dates will be selected from a choice given to students during classroom instruction.

Envelope Professional Training in preparation for BPI certification exams (Shell Training)

This training includes both classroom sessions and hands on field experience that prepares candidates for the nationally recognized certification of BPI’s Envelope Professional. Upon successfully passing the written and field performance evaluation exams candidates will be qualified to analyze and recommend the appropriate whole house remedies. Qualifying candidates may make special arrangements to take both BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional tests simultaneously*. The trainings consists of an overview of Health and Safety, Indoor Air Quality Assessment, Advanced Blower Door Applications, Insulation Techniques & Applications, and other topics related to improving building envelope efficiency through diagnostic testing.

 

Who this course is recommended for:

• Energy Auditor • Energy Engineer • Home Inspector • Weatherization • Building Contractor • HERS Rater

• HVAC Professional • Insulation Professionals • Architects

 

2 day Classroom 2 Day Field Agenda:

  • Health and Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment
  • Indoor Moisture Sources & Solutions
  • Visual Detection
  • Thermal Pressure Boundary Evaluation
  • Inspection Critical Shell Transitions
  • Advanced Blower Door Applications
  • Air Sealing & Dense-Pack Techniques
  • Prioritizing Air Sealing Work
  • Duct Diagnostics
  • Insulation Techniques & Applications
  • Window & Door Inspections
  • Minimum Ventilation Requirements (ASHRAE 62-89, BPI)
  • Ventilation Systems Options

BPI Testing Information:

Following completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the BPI written/online exam and field exam. The costs of the exams are included in the instruction fee. There will be a written/online exam which satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requirements. Candidates must also pass a field performance exam before receiving certification. Test dates will be selected from a choice given to students during classroom instruction.

 

*Note - The Envelope Certification in conjunction with the Building Analyst certification will make your company (and employees) eligible to apply for Accreditation (company i.e. insulation, weatherization, window installation company, retro fit construction etc.). BPI Accreditation may be required by many Federal, State & Utility programs. Accreditation can also be useful in acquiring various incentives for homeowners throughout each town and state. Additiional fee applies.

Heating Professional Training in preparation for BPI certification exams

Description

This 4-day workshop, which includes both classroom sessions and field experience, will help you prepare for the BPI Heating Professional written and field exams.

 

Topics will include: Health and Safety, Heating System Science, Load and Sizing, Distribution Systems Design, Combustion Safety Science, Controls and Electrical Inspections, Ducted System Diagnostics, Combustion Appliance Vent Repair, Ventilation System Installation, Heating Appliance Clean & Tune, Gas Oven Clean & Tune, Post-Installation Inspection, Mechanical System Durability, and Tools and Equipment.

 

The workshop will include 2 days of hands-on application on various systems, and students will be given access to an online simulation tool depicting system defects and diagnostic pathways for their identification and mitigation.

 

At the conclusion of this workshop, students will be prepared to take the BPI-Heating Professional Certification exam.

 

BPI Recognized for 7 CEU Credits

 

Prerequisites

1 yr HVAC Experience or BPI-BA Certification

 

Duration of Course

4 Days

 

BPI Testing Information:

Following completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the BPI written/online exam and field exam. The costs of the exams are included in the instruction fee. There will be a written/online exam which satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requirements. Candidates must also pass a field performance exam before receiving certification. Test dates will be selected from a choice given to students during classroom instruction.

Insulation and Air Sealing Training in preparation for BPI certification exams

The IAST Training will prepare you to implement measures to tighten the building envelope to reduce energy loss from air leakage, as well as the introduction of pollutants and allergens through air migration. This course will also prepare you to improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency through the proper installation of dense-pack insulation materials. This class will conclude with BPI Certification tests.

 

Training Overview:

This is a 4 day course that includes hands on training. The class will cover approaches of whole house weatherization and installation techniques. Students will receive hands on training that will focus on areas of health and safety on the job site, air sealing, insulation placement, sealing ductwork, and using blower door guided air sealing techniques to effectively weatherize a dwelling. Students will also learn organization techniques including crew management, organization on the job, and effectively organizing trucks to improve quality and quantity.

 

** Individual exam sessions are scheduled the first day of class

 

BPI Testing Information:

Following completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the bpi practical exam. The cost of this exam is included in the tuition fee. This practical exam satisfies the requirements for bpi certification. Test date will be arrange the first day of class. Candidates must pass this exam before receiving the Residential Building Envelope Accessible Areas Air Leakage Control Installer certification.

 

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Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional Training in preparation for BPI certification exams

Description

This 4-day workshop will provide participants with training on air conditioning and heat pump systems in residential buildings.

The course will identify the role of A/C and Heat Pumps within a whole-house approach to improve the diagnostic and corrective skills of students toward achieving peak performance of systems.

Students will learn about: Refrigerant Properties, the Refrigeration  Cycle, How to Evaluate Refrigerant Charge (superheat and subcooling methods), Airflow Testing, and System Diagnostics.

 

The workshop will include 2 days of hands-on application on various systems.  This workshop is essential for students seeking BPI-A/C & Heat Pump Professional Certification.

 

BPI Recognized for 7 CEU Credits

 

Prerequisites

You must have, or be in the process of taking, the Universal 608 Certification, and BPI Heating Training or BPI-Heating Professional Certification

 

Duration of Course

4 Days

Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification

Description

Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC* codes for air infiltration and duct leakage. The IDL certification is a straightforward, affordable approach to becoming certified for IECC code compliance.

 

For new home builders, existing housing, HVAC and insulation contractors, home performance professionals, code officials and design professionals.

 

4.5 BPI CEU's for BPI certified professionals

 

Includes instruction on;

  • BPI Scheme Book Duct testing
  • Building envelope testing with a blower door and duct leakage device
  • Pros and cons of different duct testing methods
  • How to complete the calculations needed for the code forms
  • How to track down the location of duct leaks and repair
  • Preparation for BPI field exam in this designation

P.O. Box 140596 Howard Beach, NY 11414 :: Phone: 718.659.1205

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