Trainings

BPCi Education & Trainings

The Building Performance Center Inc. (BPCi) offers a wide selection of market-oriented training courses for building performance and related professionals. Whether you are a licensed contractor seeking to gain additional skills and certifications, a real estate broker expanding your knowledge of sustainable homes or a student just starting out in the building performance energy efficiency field, our adult learning courses offer something for everyone:

  • Foundational and advanced performance credentialing and certifications
  • Building Performance Institute training and testing
  • Basic skills, leading-edge technologies, business courses, job-related skills, and more

Develop your career path through occupational-focused, industry-guided and job-related skills training from instructors who are experts in their fields. BPCi cultivates Sector Strategic Partnerships with many of our nation’s top certifying and credentialing organizations to bring you the most up-to-date curricula, advanced technology, best practices and hands-on training. We promote the best outcomes for our students by blending multiple delivery methods, including web-based online courses, classroom instruction, and guided practice for hands-on experiential learning. Learn at the Area’s Occupational Advanced Training Facility BPCi’s experiential building and home performance training campus—featuring numerous classrooms, meeting rooms, hands-on training labs and a technically innovative Field Training & Test House—was developed specifically to address the needs of the clean energy and sustainability work forces. Studies have shown that training provided in a real-world environment results in higher retention rates and facilitates the most efficient transition from instruction to the workplace. Our all-in-one learning center showcases the most up-to-date technology in service to a wide range of green, energy-efficiency and business education, and is also available as a rental facility for outside trainings. Get Started Today! Not sure where to begin? Our simple guide can help you choose the right courses to achieve your professional goals.

Current Training, Events, Meetings, & Community Partner Programs

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Building Science Education & Certificates

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Building Performance Institute (BPI) Training & Testing

Energy Efficiency Credentialing Training

Green Real Estate Training

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HERS Residential Alterations Fundamentials

Interested in becoming a Certified HERS Alterations or Whole House Rater?  Get an introduction & overview of the basic concepts of the California Home Energy Rating System Program.

2-Day Course

Available On-Line

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HERS Residential Alterations Hands-On Lab Course

This class with labs provides the candidates practical hands-on experience using examples of the diagnostic equipment that may be encountered as a HERS Rater.

2-Day Course

Face-to-Face

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HERS Residential New Construction (T24) Course

Learn the topics to perform
field verification and diagnostic
testing of features required by
the Title 24 Energy Codes for
newly constructed homes.

2-Day Course

Available On-Line

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Non-Residential (T24) Course

Learn the topics to perform
field verification and diagnostic
testing of features required by
the Title 24 Energy Codes for
non-residential (commercial) buildings.

1 Day Course

Available On-Line

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HERS Residential Solar PV

This certification allows HERS Raters to perform HERS solar verification work for newly constructed residential buildings. To earn this HERS certification, students must take the HERS Solar PV online course and pass the course exam.

1-Day Course

Available On-Line

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HERS Whole-House Home Energy Rating Course

Learn the topics necessary to perform a California Whole-House Home Energy Rating or a California Home Energy Audit required by the Title 24 Energy Codes.

4-Day Course

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HERS Compliance Alterations & Whole House Field Exams

To Schedule your Alterations or Whole House Compliance Exam with a Proctor.  Call 916-985-3400 X2013 for an Appointment.

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Mentoring Sessions are Available - Advanced HERS FV/DT Training

If you would like an additional classroom or Hands-On field experience session with an Instructor.  Call 916-985-3400 X2013 for an Appointment.

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CHERP FREE Homeowner Energy Savings Workshop

Evenings - Monthly

 All Homeowners can benefit from this free workshop providing information and resources to save money, learn about energy efficiency and green features, and increase the value of your home.

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