BPI Building Analyst Course

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The BPI Building Analyst course provides a comprehensive overview of building science for single-family homes and multi-family buildings, while aligning with the Building Analyst professional standards set forth by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This course offers candidates an understanding of the interconnectedness of energy conservation measures, health and safety, comfort for the homeowner, and durability of the home.

This 5 day+ course provides the key knowledge and skills required to earn the BPI Building Analyst Certification, and highlights best practices across a wide range of retrofitting topics. Attendees are shown the systems-based approach to understanding and improving residential buildings, which can be a valuable tool for professionals in the fields of Energy Auditing, HERS rating, new construction, retrofitting and remodeling, HVAC, architecture and weatherization.



(8:00 am – 5:00 pm)



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Training@thebpcinc.com or call 408.893.1163.

The curriculum was specifically designed to bring students up to date with the newest BPI Technical Standards and Testing Knowledge List, which are required to pass the current BPI exams. Our industry experts, provide instruction, mentoring and proctoring in a technically innovative Field Training & Test House, with the equipment to give candidates an understanding of how energy efficiency improvements can benefit the comfort and performance of a home. The Building Performance Center Inc. (BPCi’s) transformative delivery method of online, classroom, hands-on labs and field training will prepare you to succeed on the BPI written and field exams.

This course is ideally geared toward professionals working in or interested in residential energy efficiency, as well as those in the remodeling and HVAC industries. General Contractors HERS Raters HVAC Technician or Installers Insulation Professionals Home Inspectors Home Energy Professionals Weatherization Professionals Sales/Field Personnel promoting energy-efficiency products Anyone interested in a career in Energy Auditing or Home Performance

This course will provide an understanding of building science as the basis for establishing healthy, safe, durable and efficient homes. The course will cover all topics and skills required to earn BPI Building Analyst Certification. BA Classroom Topics Building Science Principles – Heat, Air & Moisture Air Barrier & Thermal Boundary Alignment and Framing Pressure Diagnostics Ventilation Strategies Residential Mechanical Systems Combustion Safety Diagnostics Utility Bills Analysis Auditing Methods and Safety Protocols Understanding Modeling and its Outcomes BA Field Topics Gas Leak Detection Carbon Monoxide monitoring Worst Case Depressurization Combustion Appliance Testing Inspection of Venting Systems Combustion Appliance Safety Testing Building Infiltration Test (Blower Door) Ventilation Measurements

Online Building Science pre-study course & exam 2½ days of classroom training with practice quizzes 2 days of intensive field training in a fully operational house Math Pre-study Workbook Course Notebook BPI Documents Resources & reference material to use in the field

BPCi’s Building Analyst course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized BPI Building Analyst Credential. The steps to becoming eligible for and successfully passing the BPI Building Analyst exams are: Step 1: On-line Building Science pre-study & Math pre-study Step 2: BA Classroom & Field Course Step 3: Exams (Written & Field) Step 4: Certification

Live course with field training, including written & field exams: $1895 Contact Training@theBPCInc.com or call 916-932-4208 for information.

What is the average salary for a Building Analyst? Building Analysts can make anywhere between $45,000 & $65,000 annually. The key is to add this certification to any career to help market your advanced knowledge of Building Science. Where can this certification be used? BPI Building Analyst certification is required by many utility and federally-funded programs. It is also a valuable way to expand the business model of raters, contractors in new construction & remodeling, duct testers, HVAC installers, architects and weatherization or energy-efficiency professionals. Why get certified as Building Analyst? This certification allows individuals and companies to participate in rebate programs such as Energy Upgrade California and other home performance programs. When and where are exams administered? We administer the two-hour 100-question written exam in the classroom at our training center after 2½ days of classroom (with review) & 2 days of field instruction. We will schedule your two-hour BPI BA field exam during or after the course, to be taken at our on-site Field Test House.