BPI Building Analyst + Envelope/Shell
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Program Overview

This BPI Energy Auditor training course will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to provide homeowners an overview of energy consumption and options to save money by conserving energy. It is aligned with Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Professional standards for energy auditing and provides instruction for energy efficiency analysis using the house-as-a-system approach.

Once you have earned your BPI Building Analyst (Energy Auditor), it's time to enhance your skills and propel yourself and your company ahead of the competition. Envelope/Shell is a residential specialization that focuses on ways to enhance the envelope's thermal and pressure boundaries through insulation and air sealing techniques.

The BPI Envelope certification in conjunction with the Building Analyst certification will make your company eligible to apply for Accreditation (if your company is in an industry field i.e. insulation, weatherization, window installation company etc.). Accreditation can be useful for acquiring various incentives throughout each state.

Program Outline

Day 1: Building Analyst Classroom Training

  • Principles of Energy
  • Basics of Heat
  • Basics of Moisture
  • Basics of Airflow
  • Building Structural Elements

Day 2: Building Analyst Classroom Training

  • Building Mechanical Systems
  • Blower Door and Pressure Diagnostics
  • Combustion Testing
  • Common Problems, Solutions, and Considerations
  • The Energy Audit Process
  • Health and Safety
  • The Business of Energy Auditing

Day 3: BPI Field Training for BA & ENV Students

Day 4 (Morning): Building Analyst Written Exam

Day 4 (Afternoon): Envelope Classroom Training

  • Heat Transfer
  • Moisture
  • Framing
  • Thermal & Pressure Boundaries
  • Insulation
  • Pressure Testing
  • Combustion Safety
  • Building Envelope Chemistry

Day 5 (Morning): Envelope Written Exam

Day 5 (Afternoon): Field Testing for BA & ENV Students

Day 6: Overflow of One-on-One Exams

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