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Scholarships and tuition reduction programs are available for Green Careers Academy courses. 

 

Scholarship funds are available for qualified students. Take next steps to check your eligibility for scholarship funding for Green Careers Academy courses.

If you wish to register for Green Careers Academy courses without accessing scholarship funding, tuition reductions may apply for most residents who live in New York State, through a grant opportunity with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). This discount will automatically be applied before you process your payment when registering online.

To register online, write down the course code(s) for the class you want to sign up for and use the Register and Pay link. You may also register by phone by calling our registration team at: 845-339-2025.

Please contact Barbara Reer reerb@sunyulster.edu or call 845-339-2025 with any questions.  

New classes will be added as we move into Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.  Currently, these courses are being offered:

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS & DEGREES TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS 

Certifications provide a standard that sets you apart so employers and customers know that you can demonstrate a specific set of knowledge and skills. Many pathways exist for training and certification, and it pays to plan your direction. Whether you are at an entry level or are an experienced contractor with your own company, training and certification can increase the quality and value of your work. Significant on the job learning is usually required to become proficient in the skills taught during a course. For those working in the energy efficiency field, the Building Performance Institute provides certificates and certifications to help you develop professional proficiencies and shape, or nurture, your career.

 

BPI BUILDING SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Earning the Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. You will learn some of the widely-used industry terminology related to build­ing science. Building science demonstrates how various components of a home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understanding the relationships between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home will enable you to assist yourself and others. Learn how these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home should be the first step toward solar, geothermal, or other renewable energy im­provements. Course price includes study materials and certificate exam.

 

BPI BUILDING ANALYST PROFESSIONAL

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 principles. 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: 9781880120231

Instructor: N. Jen

 

BPI WRITTEN EXAMS

All written exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. Exams are held at the Kingston Center. Specific exam date will be scheduled after registration.

  • DCB 1025 BPI Building Analyst Written exam. $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1026 BPI Building Envelope Written exam. $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1635 BPI Building Heating Professional Written exam. $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1262 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Written exam. $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 

 

BPI ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL

By getting certified as a BPI Envelope Professional, you prove that you have the skills to optimize and verify the installation, operation, maintenance, and performance of building envelope systems, and are able to improve their interaction with other building systems.

As an Envelope Professional, you will be knowledgeable enough to prescribe improvements to tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage, and optimize comfort, durability, and HVAC performance.

  • DCB 1843. Full price $995, $295 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.

 

BPI HEATING PROFESSIONAL

Through the Heating Professional certification, you will optimize, and verify, the installation, operation, and maintenance of heating equipment in relation to other building systems. The Heating Professional certification helps the professional save the occupant energy and money, and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety. The Heating Professional certification addresses buildings with up to four (4) residential units.

  • DCB 1036. Full price $995, $295 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.

 

BPI A/C HEAT PUMP PROFESSIONAL

  • DCB 1256. Full price $995, $295 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.

 

BPI FIELD TEST PREP

SUNY Ulster offers a review field test prep class for those looking to gain a little extra time in using the equipment needed in the BPI Field Exams. Register on­line and you will be contacted regarding available test dates. 

  • DCB 1183 BPI Building Analyst Field Test Prep. Full price $250, $75 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.
  • DCB 1890 BPI Envelope Professional Field Test Prep. Full price $250, for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.
  • DCB 1891 BPI Heating Professional Field Test Prep. Full price $250, $75 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.
  • DCB 1893 BPI A/C Heat Pump Field Test Prep. Full price $250, $75 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.

 

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. Specific exam date will be scheduled after registration.

  • DCB 1143 BPI Building Analyst Field exam $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1149 BPI Building Envelope Field exam $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1150 BPI Building Heating Professional Field exam $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 
  • DCB 1270 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Field exam $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 

 

BPI INFILTRATION & DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL)

Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) certification is a simple, comprehensive, and affordable way for builders, remodelers, HVAC, insulation, and other contractors to gain the skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in com­pliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels. By earning the IDL certification, you prove that you can conduct duct leakage tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard and blower door tests to the ASTM E779 standard. Course price is for class instruction only. To register for the certification exam, register for DCB 8380.

  • DCB 7840 by appointment SRC, Kelder $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 

 

BPI INFILTRATION & DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL) REVIEW CLASS

A review class for those students already familiar with the terms and equipment needed for the BPI IDL Certification exam. Course price is for review of material only. To register for the certification exam, register for DCB 8380.

  • DCB 2327 by appointment SRC, Kelder $200 full price, $50 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 

 

BPI INFILTRATION & DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL) CERTIFICATION FIELD EXAM

DCB 8380 by appointment SRC, Kelder $400 full price, $100 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant 

 

HEP ENERGY AUDITOR

 

The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor certification is offered by BPI, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

The HEP Energy Auditor certification demonstrates advanced competency through rigorous online and field exams, and work experience prerequisites.

Once certified, you will be able to evaluate the energy efficiency, health, and safety of a home. You will gain in-depth knowledge of how to use diagnostic equipment and modeling software to identify areas for energy savings, produce an audit report, and develop a prioritized scope of work for your customer.

 

  • DCB 2330 Full price $995, $295 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.
  • Written exam DCB 1268 by appointment $500 full price, $150 for those eligible under the NYESRDA grant.
  • Field exam DCB 1269 by appointment $600 full price, $200 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.

 

HEP QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR

 

The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Quality Control Inspector certification is offered by BPI and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

By earning the HEP Quality Control Inspector certification, you prove that you can verify the compliance of retrofit work performed based on work plans and standards, conduct audits and inspections using diagnostic equipment, and can develop reports that specify corrective actions to achieve whole house performance.

 

  • DCB 2326 Full price $995, $295 for those eligible under the NYSERDA grant.
  • Written exam DCB 2326 by appointment $500 full price, $150 for those eligible under the NYESRDA grant.

 

SUNY Ulster’s Kelder Test House is an approved field test site for both the BPI Energy Auditor and BPI Quality Control Inspector Certifications.

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