If you work in Data Entry or are just interested in Energy Efficiency this is your class. This class covers building science basics and a great question answer segment. If you are just confused about all the talk, please come let us help you understand.
With the BPI Building Analyst certification, you will learn how to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify problems at their root cause, and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science. The Building Analyst certification verifies your knowledge, skills and abilities needed to conduct comprehensive building performance audits, including assessing whole-building ventilation, measuring airflow, combustion safety and testing/data collection.
The BPI Envelope Certification is a more advanced home energy auditor certification that focuses on ways to tighten a home's exterior boundary, or its envelope.
A BPI Envelope Professional is a person who evaluates uncontrolled air leakage into and out of a home. This knowledge can help the technician with diagnosing issues that could lead to catastrophic failure within the system.
Based on the home’s plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index. Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure the house will meet ENERGY STAR performance guidelines. The rater then conducts onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts).
The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Quality Control Inspector certification is offered by BPI and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
By earning the HEP Quality Control Inspector certification, you prove that you can verify the compliance of retrofit work performed based on work plans and standards, conduct audits and inspections using diagnostic equipment, and can develop reports that specify corrective actions to achieve whole house performance.
The Air Leakage Control Installer (formerly known as RBE-WHALCI) certification verifies the ability to tighten the building envelope, reduce energy loss from air leakage, and better indoor air quality by reducing pollutants and allergens. Installers improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency through the proper installation of dense-pack insulation materials.
Training (optional): BPI does not require training and is not affiliated with any training centers. However, individuals that complete training typically perform better on BPI exams. Most BPI Test Centers offer training.
If you are an EPA-certified installer, then the BPI Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional certification is the right next step for you. By achieving this certification, you will prove that you understand the role of refrigerant-based mechanical systems and their interaction with other building systems.
Housing is a multi-dimensional construct, which affects health both directly and indirectly. A significant body of research acknowledges and supports the case that housing conditions have a direct effect on health. Research also points to the health dangers associated with overcrowding, excessive expenditures on shelter, and homelessness. Inside the home, there is the potential for physical, chemical and biological exposures. Housing is also seen as a component of general well being—it confers a sense of security, privacy, and control. It also is related to one’s perception of social status, in both individual and community contexts. That being said, our world is experiencing things that we need to address in our own homes. The Healthy Home Evaluator Course will teach the steps taken to work in the industry, the equipment we use, working with home health providers by sharing our findings with them, and many other Healthy and Safety issues in and around the home.
The BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) conducts energy audits and performs overall building performance evaluations of multifamily buildings. These building professionals examine the relationship between the building’s various systems and apply knowledge and skills to complete comprehensive evaluations of existing buildings to make prioritized recommendations that improve occupant health, safety, and comfort as well as the building’s energy efficiency and durability.
The BPI Manufactured Housing certification will teach you how to optimize the installation, operation, and maintenance of manufactured housing systems. You will also learn how to measure and verify the performance of these systems.
The BPI Multifamily Building Operator certification helps building operators, property managers, and other building professionals demonstrate their understanding of multifamily building science operations and maintenance. These professionals examine the relationship between the building’s various systems and gauge their effect on occupant health, safety, and comfort as well as on the building’s energy efficiency and durability.
The Multifamily Building Operator uses building science principles to apply operations and maintenance strategies to improve those factors and save money for the building owners and occupants.
The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Crew Leader certification is offered by BPI, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The HEP Crew Leader certification demonstrates advanced competency through rigorous written and field exams, and work experience prerequisites. By obtaining the Crew Leader certification, you prove that you have the ability to ensure the quality, and supervision, of the installation and performance of prescribed energy efficiency upgrades, as laid out in a scope of work.
Building Analyst Certification & Building Science Education
The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Retrofit Installer Technician certification is offered by BPI, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Those who become certified Retrofit Installer Technicians prove by passing vigorous examinations that they can properly install residential envelope air sealing, HVAC duct sealing, insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation, and roofing upgrades in single family homes and small multifamily housing.
Have you ever entered a home and known right away that something wasn't right? There was a stale quality to the air, or a musty odor. In some cases, the air quality may have been so poor that it made your eyes sting or you could feel it in your throat. We instinctively know to leave these environments as quickly as possible, but what about that home's occupants?
Earning the Healthy Housing Principles (HHP) Certificate of Knowledge proves your knowledge of how the different components of a home interact to affect occupant health.