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In collaboration with Ulster County, SUNY Ulster delivers the skills and expertise necessary for those in the community to begin careers in the expanding clean technology industry. Courses in both clean technology and energy efficiency leading to certificates and certifications are offered. In addition, SUNY Ulster in partnership with SUNY Sullivan offers an Green Building Maintenance and Management AAS degree.


Course Offerings


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.  Live Zoom sessions with the instructor will be made available to those that have questions. Course should take about 18 hours to study materials in order to take the certificate exam.

DCB 2323  Course materials are available for self-study during semester  

FREE to Ulster County Residents


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

DCB 1842 CRN 90266 M-F 10/26-30 8am-5pm 

Course will be delivered live Zoom M-W, face-to-face on Thurs as allowed by CDC guidelines and either ZoomPro or face-to-face on Friday

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu  to inquire about funding.


BPI WRITTEN EXAMS

Written Exams are $200 each when taken with a BPI class and $400 each on all other dates. All written exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. Exams are held at the Kingston Center or via ZoomPro.  SUNY Ulster will follow guidelines set by BPI.

To register call 845-339-2025.

DCB 1025 BPI Building Analyst Written exam

DCB 1026 BPI Building Envelope Written exam

DCB 1635 BPI Building Heating Professional Written exam

DCB 1262 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Written exam

Grant funding may be available for these exams.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


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. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs.

DCB 1843 CRN 90267 M-F 11/16-20 8am-5pm

Course will be delivered live Zoom M-W, face-to-face on Thurs as allowed by CDC guidelines and either ZoomPro or face-to-face on Friday

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu  to inquire about funding.


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. This class will be delivered via Remote Learning via Zoom on Mon-Wed. On Thurs the class will be held at the Kelder Center located on our Stone Ridge Campus. Written exams will either be done via ZoomPro or in person at the Kingston Center Campus on Friday following guidance from BPI.

DCB 1036 CRN 90268 M-F 12/7-11 8am-5pm Course will be delivered live Zoom M-W, face-to-face on Thurs as allowed by CDC guidelines and either ZoomPro or face-to-face on Friday

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu  to inquire about funding.


BPI A/C Heat Pump Professional

Call 845-339-2025 for class date.

DCB 1256


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 $250

DCB 1890 BPI Envelope Professional Field Test Prep $250

DCB 1891 BPI Heating Professional Field Test Prep $250

DCB 1893 BPI A/C Heat Pump Field Test Prep $250

Grant funding may be available for these test prep classes.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


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

Grant funding may be available for these exams.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Infiltration and 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

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Infiltration and 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

Grant funding may be available to students for this exam.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI 

Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification Field Exam

DCB 8380 by appointment SRC, Kelder $400

Grant funding may be available to students for this exam.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


HEP Energy Auditor

Written exam DCB 1268 by appointment $500

Field exam DCB 1269 by appointment $600

Grant funding may be available to students for these exams.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


HEP Quality Control Inspector

Written exam DCB 2326 by appointment $600

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

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


Building Automation

This building automation training course will serve to help progress industry understanding of best practices in the development and deployment of building automation systems of varying degrees of complexity. Topics include: Building controls 101 Network communication basics: BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus, etc Building automation architectures: sensors, controllers, servers, etc BAS integration & the Niagara framework Advanced Topics: The Future of Building Automation and Smart Buildings Your instructor is Grant G. Salmon, Territory Manager, NYS Honeywell BMS.

This course will be delivered live remote for Fall 2020. You will be contacted prior to the class start date by the instructor with instructions.

DCB 2345 CRN 90316 12/7-10 9-11am $99


Home Inspection Training Course

AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training) is the nation’s leader in home inspection training and training materials. They have been successfully training home inspectors for over a decade. Their training materials are being used across the country in real estate schools, colleges and universities.

Upcoming class in Valhalla, NY: Classroom: 10/19-10/31, no class 10/25, Field: 11/2-6

Fill out the form to be contacted by one of AHIT’s representatives to discuss the best course options for you and to register.


Home Inspection Continuing Education

Advance your New York home inspection career with supplemental online certification courses to add to your home inspection business offered by AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training). These online classes provide everything you need to run your business and to ensure your success which  include Commercial Remote Pilot Certification Prep Course, Inspecting Commercial Properties, World-class home inspection software, marketing and reference materials, tools, and more.

  • Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years by 12/31

  • Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 24 hours every two years

For registration, visit the Mbition website.

 

 

 

 

 

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