Building Performance Institute (BPI)

Building Performance Institute

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Home Energy Auditor Occupational Outlook Information

What Home Energy Auditors Do
Home energy auditors identify and prioritize energy saving measures, prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings, collect and analyze field data related to energy usage, inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system, and perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.


Work Environment
Home Energy Auditors usually travel to homes to conduct tests using specialized equipment.


How to Become a Home Energy Auditor

Most Home Energy Auditors require training in a certification program. Some continue for an Associate’s degree.


Pay
The median annual wage for home energy auditors was $66,170 in 2015.

Job Outlook

Projected job growth from 2014-2024 is 5% to 8%.

Important Qualities

• Integrity • Analytical Thinking • Attention to Detail • Responsible • Dependability • Computer Literacy

Data collected from www.onetonline.org, March 2016

 

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NEW! RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDITOR I & II

The BPI Building Analyst course is based upon a broad building science curriculum. It presents a solid scientific foundation upon which inspectors and auditors can build an accurate understanding of modern buildings. Each topic includes an overview of the technology, ex­amples of typical installations and their defects, procedures for perform­ing audits, and guidelines for analyzing potential retrofits. A balanced ap­proach to building performance is presented here that addresses energy efficiency, building durability, and human health.

Residential Energy Auditor I will cover the terms and concepts that stu­dents will need to know to become a Residential Energy Auditor. Resi­dential Energy Auditor II will be a working lab with a professional from the field. Students will review the online content briefly with the professional and then perform hands-on exercises with the equipment that is needed for this profession.

Students who complete Residential Energy Auditor I and II will possess the skills needed to sit for the BPI Building Analyst exam. Course price includes Residential Energy, Energy Auditor Field Guide, Energy Auditor course workbook, laminated reference sheets. Students will need to regis­ter for the BPI Building Analyst Written Exam (DCB 1025) and Field Exam (DCB 1143) separately. Exam prices are not included.

 

RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDITOR I

DCB 2154-02 ONLINE $299

Note: Online course must be completed before Residential Energy Auditor II

 

RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDITOR II

DCB 2198-01 by appointment 9am-4pm SRC $399

Prerequisite: Residential Energy Auditor I

 

BPI BUILDING ANALYST PROFESSIONAL –

INTRODUCTION TO HOME ENERGY AUDITING

Prepares students to perform “whole-house” energy assessments, identify­ing a building’s problems at the root cause and prescribing and prioritizing solutions based on building science principals. Upon successful completion of the written and field exams, students receive Building Analyst Certi­fication. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs. Prerequi­site: Basic building science background strongly recommended Reference textbook: Residential Energy (ISBN-13: 978-1880120231) Instructor: N. Jen

DCB 1842-54 M-F 3/5-9 8am-5pm SRC, Kelder $995

Class on Friday is from 9-11am and is held at KSU in Kingston.

 

BPI WRITTEN EXAMS

All written exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refund­able fee. Exams are held at the Kingston Center.

To register call 845-339-2025.

DCB 1025 BPI Building Analyst Written Exam $200

DCB 1026 BPI Building Envelope Field Exam $200

DCB 1635 BPI Building Heating Professional Field Exam $200

DCB 1262 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Field Exam $200

 

BPI FIELD EXAMS

All field exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. Exams are held in Kelder located on the SRC.

To register call 845-339-2025.

DCB 1143 BPI Building Analyst Field Exam $400

DCB 1149 BPI Building Envelope Field Exam $400

DCB 1150 BPI Building Heating Professional Field Exam $400

DCB 1270 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Field Exam $400

 

BPI ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL

Learn to quantify “whole-house” performance and prescribe improve­ments to help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage, install needed insulation, and optimize comfort, durability and HVAC performance. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Ed­ucation for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs.

DCB 1843 by appointment SRC, Kelder

 

BPI HEATING PROFESSIONAL

Learn how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Edu­cation for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training.

DCB 1036 by appointment SRC, Kelder

 

BPI A/C HEAT PUMP PROFESSIONAL

Learn how A/C Heat Pump systems work within the whole house and how to diagnose and correct problems properly to achieve peak performance. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs

DCB 1256 by appointment SRC, Kelder

 

BPI INFILTRATION & DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL)

Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC codes for air infiltration and duct leakage.

DCB 7840 by appointment SRC, Kelder $400

 

BPI INFILTRATION & DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL)

CERTIFICATION FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 7840 by appointment SRC, Kelder $300




 

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