Building Performance Institute
Building Analyst Certification
- Required certification for home energy auditors!
- Students are given both classroom and practical in-the-field training. Upon successful completion of training the students are given the BPI written exam and field test.
BPI offers a nationally recognized credentialing program that identifies individual excellence in house-as-a-system evaluation, diagnostics and installation. Stringent technical standards and requirements mean that BPI certified professionals are in demand â€“ from homeowners, state and utility energy efficiency incentive programs and weatherization assistance programs.
The BPI standards have proven to reduce home owner annual utility bills by as much as 20% or more. Thatâ€™s why BPI standards or equivalent are cited by the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as several state Weatherization Assistance Programs.
The rewards are great. Not only do certified professionals enjoy increased employment opportunities, they also play an integral role in reducing Americaâ€™s dependence on foreign oil and improving the comfort, safety, durability and energy efficiency of existing housing.
HOUSE AS A SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY
ENERGY AND THE BUILDING SHELL
- Safety Inspection
- Equipment Familiarization
- Conducting a Residential Energy Audit