BPI Building Analyst Training (Phase 2)

The field portion of BPI Building Analyst Certification is 4 days of field training designed to introduce the BPI auditor to the inspection processes and diagnostic testing. A BPI Building Analyst is trained to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, to help identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science.


Instructor: Scott Doyle

Field | 4 days

Program
Overview

Program Overview

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.

During the field portion of training, 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 objectives listed above by completing the following activities in this course:

  • Review the blower door, duct blaster, and pressure diagnostic modules prior to attending class
  • Participate fully in the labs
  • Engage in one-on-one coaching with the instructors
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary; help other students when you have knowledge they don’t
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn
  • Complete the practice audits and deliver the scope of work documents to the instructor for review

Badge Awarded
Field-BPI-Analyst

Who Should
Attend

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who have completed EnergyLogic’s BPI Building Analyst Training (Phase One) or an equivalent approved training.

This course is also ideally suited for people that have earned BPI Building Analyst certification and would like additional mentoring. Mentoring can be done over the entire training or on a daily basis. Please contact EnergyLogic if you would like to attend for one or two days.

Learning
Objectives

Learning Objectives

After taking this course students will be able to:

  • 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

Recommended Texts

 Recommended Field Materials

  • Computer (required – if you will not be bringing a laptop, please contact us to rent one)
  • Clipboard
  • Calculator
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure AND Architect Scale or Ruler
  • Hard Hat, Respirator, Safety Vest, Goggles
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Shoe Cover(s)

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