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BPI Building Analyst
Knowledge/Experience Level: Experienced/Skilled
Who Should Take This Course: This course is most appropriate for individuals who have had some entry-level experience or training in energy efficiency or who have experience in the area of construction or related fields. Successful completion of this course will prepare individuals to meet the BPI Home Energy Audit Standard. This course uses curriculum that is consistent with BPI performance standards.
Course Description: This course encompasses the entire Building Analyst curriculum. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in the residential home performance field, analyzing homes for energy efficiency and prescribing retrofit options.
Course includes five days of classroom and hands-on laboratory and/or training house instruction and one day of instructor-lead preparation for examinations, providing a sufficient amount of time to teach the fundamentals of building science and analysis with an emphasis on preparing for the Building Analyst examination. The course also covers why the diagnostic process is so important, why problems related to the building shell such as moisture, ice dams, mildew and drafts were a problem in the first place, and more importantly how to mitigate them.
Certification: Successful completion of BPI Building Analyst certification provides the foundation of necessary training to allow a company to attain BPI accreditation.
Prerequisites: None CEUs: 8.75
This class is from March 9—13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..