Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.
Why is this course relevant to home performance contractors in Illinois and how does it address deficiencies or enhancements in the market?
The course is a broad overview of building science and residential construction, useful to support staff, sales people, or those considering technical certifications. Most people don’t know what they don’t know. This class shows them some of what they should be considering when modifying or improving homes.
The Building Science Princples Training Course is typically $329, however in partnering with Illinois Home Performance we can offer this course at the low price of $199.
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The Building Science Training Series draws upon local and regional experts to impart specific technical skills to local contractors. The courses address topics that have been identified as relevant for Illinois contractors in order to prepare them for quality whole-home energy upgrade work and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program. This series is made possible through funding from the Illinois Energy and Recycling Office at the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
**Breakfast & Lunch are included in price!
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Insight Property Services, Inc.
Insight Property Services is a training and testing organization focused on a curriculum for BPI exams that has trained nearly 300 students since 2010. The instructors at Insight teach students the "house-as-a-system" approach for evaluation, diagnostics, and installation. Due to the strict technical standards required by BPI, certified professionals are highly sought after by homeowners, state, and utility energy efficiency incentive and weatherization assistance programs. Over 130 such programs nationwide specify BPI credentials.
Our comprehensive curriculum, classroom, and field experience will provide you with the training and testing you need to become a BPI Certified Professional. We focus on the hands-on experience critical to passing the written and practical exams. You will elan how to perform a whole-building analysis and provide recommendations to save energy, improve comfort, and increase a home's safety and durability.
NEED TO RE-CERTIFY?
Continuing education credits are required to maintaining your BPI certification. Since we are in a rapidly changing industry it is important to continually improve your ability to properly diagnose homes and recommend improvements. We have several classes approved by BPI for Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
All BPI Certified Professionals are required to re-certify every 3 years. You can bypass parts of the BPI Rectification process by earning a number of Continuing Education Units (CEU's ) you have earned and the experience you have gained prior to re-certifying.
MEEA (Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
MEEA brings to the market a collaborative network and program implementation resources. The MEEA program staff helps to bridge the gap between the adoption of energy efficiency policies to achieving the energy saving goals. From increasing market adoption of energy efficient light bulbs to training businesses and building how to save energy and save money in homes and offices, MEEA helps secure funding, formulate ideas, and implement strategic energy efficiency programs throughout the region. Each year partners and members approach MEEA with a program idea, program funding, and energy efficiency goals. MEEA steps in and makes it happen across the region. We help create and implement programs that will save energy and resources throughout the Midwest. As the source on Energy Efficiency, MEEA helps our partners achieve measurable results in both energy and dollar savings.
We have partnered with MEEA to provide a series of Building Science Training Series courses at a reduced cost to our students