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Building Analyst & Envelope Professional for BPI Certification

Receive Both Certifications for Both

Course Details

This training boasts the best value for energy efficiency professionals. This program combines our BPI Building Analyst program with our BPI Envelope Professional program. This training program provides classroom and hands-on training that will prepare you to conquer the BPI exams. 

Highlights

  • Learn from industry experts
  • 24 hour intense Bootcamp taught over 3 days
  • In Person, Hands-On Review for BPI Written and Field Exams

Why take the Building Analyst and Envelope Professional Program?

The Building Performance Institute certifies individuals after passing the BPI Building Analyst Professional written and field exams. A company can submit application to become BPI Accredited after hiring an individual with BPI Building Analyst certification and a specialty certification. Envelope Professional certification qualifies as a speciality certification. Since these certifications are so closely related, we recommend this combo training program. Nearly all federal, state and local energy efficiency and weatherization rebate programs are requiring building performance companies working on a project to be BPI Accredited.


Course Modules
  • EE-101: Introduction to BPI

    • Overview of BPI
    • Testing & standards for BA & EP
    • Geometry primer

  • EE-110: Physics of Heat & Energy

    • Laws of thermodynamics 
    • Potential energy
    • Kinetic energy
    • Power
    • Temperature
    • Heat Transfer
    • Convection
    • Radiation
    • Heating & Cooling degree days

  • EE-210: Science of Moisture & Airflow

    • Forms of moisture
    • Humidity
    • Moisture movement
    • Types of moisture problems
    • Damage & control
    • Air movement
    • Pressure & thermal boundaries
    • Pressure differences
    • Stack, wind & mechancial effect
    • Pressure plane
    • Infiltration & exfiltration
    • Causes of air leaks
    • IAQ
    • Thermal & pressure bypass

  • EE-211: House as a System

    • Building elements
    • Foundations
    • Framing & Wall roof
    • Lighting
    • Electrical appliances
    • Peak demand
    • Types of insulation
    • R & U value
    • Calculations for dense pack
    • Ventilation defined
    • Distribution systems
    • Water heating
    • IAQ

  • EE-220: Blower Door Testing

    • Blower door test
    • Measuring airflow
    • Identifying air leaks
    • Pressure diagnostics

  • EE-221: Combustion Safety Testing For BA

    • Common problems & solutions
    • Air sealing
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Solution
    • Familiarize real life situations with a home
    • Appliances walk through

  • EE-230 : Energy Audit Process

    • Homeowner interview
    • Inspection
    • conflict of interest
    • Field testing hints
    • Business management in energy auditing
    • Business model
    • Software
    • Equipment

  • EE-320: Installation Hands-On Lab

    • Hands on Blower doot testing
    • Hands on CAZ testing
    • Hands on HVAC testing
    • Site assement
    • Health & safety
    • IAQ
    • Ventilation