Independent training affiliates teach every aspect of whole-home performance evaluation and execution, for every style and age of home, in every climate zone of the United States.
Your students will learn the house-as-a-system approach that focuses on the relationships between different components within the home, how to identify problems at the root cause and provide solutions that improve energy efficiency, while enhancing important safety functions such as mold prevention, indoor air quality and carbon monoxide testing, as well as combustion appliance safety checks. The diagnostic tests and evaluations prove whether or not all systems are working together.
If you can demonstrate your subject-matter expertise, you can choose to teach curricula that prepare students to obtain the following BPI certified professional designations within BPI’s nationally recognized credentialing program.
Building Analyst – going beyond a traditional energy audit to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments.
Envelope – quantifying performance and prescribing improvements to help tighten the building envelope (shell).
Manufactured Housing – examining the specifics of whole-home performance particular to the various types of housing technologies.
Heating – optimizing the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety.
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump – understanding the role of these systems within the whole home and how to achieve peak performance.
Multifamily – applying building-as-a-system fundamentals to improve the performance of larger, more complex residential structures.
We know that the ability to perform an assessment and make recommendations for improvements are not the only skills a home performance contractor needs on the job. That’s why every course includes a module on professional ethics, conduct and communications.
BPI Certified Professionals are required to participate in ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to keep these specialists on top of emerging issues, technologies and best practices. Many of the CEU courses are offered via industry events. If you feel your event may be suitable as a BPI CEU, please contact us.