BPI Building Analyst Training Combo (Phase 1 & 2)

A BPI Building Analyst performs comprehensive, whole-home assessments to help identify problems with the home and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science. The BPI Building Analyst works closely with homeowners to help design a plan for a home that consumes less energy while protecting the building durability as well as the health and safety of the occupants.


Instructor: Scott Doyle

Hybrid | Self Paced + Field | 40 – 80 hours + 4 days field

Program
Overview

Program Overview

E-Learning Phase 1

The “classroom” phase of Building Analyst Training is delivered via the EnergyLogic Academy eLearning platform. This state-of-the-art learning management system allows us to deliver optimal training that addresses the learning styles of different students. We’ve built all manner of social interaction, online interactivity, quizzes, and instructor interaction into the system. We truly believe it to be the best system in the industry for learning how to be an energy auditor. Our objective is to prepare you to succeed, not just pass the exam.

  • Module 1 – Welcome
  • Module 2 – Thermodynamics
  • Module 3 – Air Flow
  • Module 4 – Moisture
  • Module 5 – Systems Thinking
  • Module 6 – Analyzing Consumption
  • Module 7 – Lighting & Appliances
  • Module 8 – Framing
  • Module 9 – Insulation
  • Module 10 – Windows, Doors, & Skylights
  • Module 11 – Air & Vapor Barriers
  • Module 12 – Heating
  • Module 13 – Cooling
  • Module 14 – Water Heating
  • Module 15 – Blower Door
  • Module 16 – Duct Blaster
  • Module 17 – Thermography
  • Module 18 – Pressure Diagnostics
  • Module 19 – Combustion Safety, Standards

Module 20 – Simulated BPI BA Exam
Field Training Phase 2

During the field training, we will complete 2 practice audits. This is an instructor-facilitated course, and students will have one-on-one instruction on the testing equipment. Much of the field work will be done in a group setting where peer-to-peer interaction is used to complete the audits. Students will complete their field test requirement to attain the BPI certification.

Day 1: Overview and Labs

  • Class Overview
  • Testing Presentations
  • Blower Door Lab
  • Pressure Diagnostic Lab
  • Combustion Safety Testing Lab

Day 2: Field Practice Audit

  • Group Combustion Safety Testing
  • Blower Door Practice
  • Pressure Diagnostics Practice
  • Full Audit and Work Scope Development
  • One-on-One Blower Door Instruction

Day 3: Field Practice Audit

  • Full Audit & Work Scope Development
  • Combustion Safety Testing Practice
  • One-on-One Combustion Safety Instruction
  • National Written Examination

Day 4: Examinations

  • Individual Field Certification Exams

Credits & Attendance

You will meet the listed learning objectives by completing the following activities in this course:

  • Complete each module, and all items within each module
  • Participate in the social interactions in the course
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary; help other students when you have knowledge they don’t
  • Manage your time in the course
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn
  • Successfully complete the class project
  • Review the blower door, duct blaster, and pressure diagnostic, CST, and Work Scope modules prior to attending class
  • Participate fully in the labs
  • Engage in the one-on-one coaching with the instructors
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary: voluntarily help other students when you have knowledge they don’t have
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn
  • Complete the practice ratings
  • To complete this course you must attend the entire field training

Badge Awarded

Combo-BPI-Analyst

Who Should
Attend

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals who would like an all-inclusive training program for becoming a Certified BPI Building Analyst.

Learning
Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To build an understanding of BPI Building Analyst Standards, industry structure, and work scope development
  • To build a tool kit to understanding building science and energy in the home
  • To build knowledge of the thermal enclosure system of the home
  • To build a foundational knowledge of the mechanical systems in the home
  • To introduce diagnostic testing processes and equipment
  • To emphasize health, safety, and durability of residential energy improvements
  • To develop a full understanding of measuring and inspecting a home for home energy audits
  • To apply the BPI BA standards during field inspection
  • To develop competency using the manometer
  • To develop competency using the blower door system
  • To develop competency testing gas lines using a gas sniffer
  • To develop competency using the monoxer
  • To develop competency completing combustion safety tests according to BPI standards
  • To develop a work scope based on the practice audits

 

Course
Materials

Textbooks

All students taking this course are required to have the following textbook:

It is also recommended that you purchase the following supplements:

 

Field Training Materials

Tape Measure
Hard Hat & Respirator
Clipboard
Architect Scale or Ruler
Pencil
Shoe Cover(s)
Computer

More
Information

More Info

Exams

Successful completion of the field portion of the BPI Building Analyst Training includes passing both the online and field exams. For more information on the online and field test, view the course syllabus.

Tuition includes $350.00 of testing fees paid to the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for the online and field tests.

 

Additional Resources

BPI Small Homes Certification- Policies and Procedures Manual

BPI Knowledge Areas for Certification Designations

View the computer requirements for online courses.

By enrolling in our self-paced, open enrollment course, you will have 90 days to complete the training. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you do not need to take the whole enrollment period if it is not needed.