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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. Want to learn more about the types of green careers in the workforce? Check out this Green Buildings Career Map tool.


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.  This course is delivered either in book form for self-study or content can be available via web-based for self-study. 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 CRN 90277 Rolling Enrollment Online $235 / FREE for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL 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 90279 M-R  10/18-10/22 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

- Live via Zoom M/T/W 9am-5pm
- In person at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Kelder Building, Thursday 10/21 9am-5pm


BPI Written Exams

All written exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. After registering for any of the BPI Written Exams, you will be contacted via email to arrange an exam date. Exams are held remotely via Zoom.  SUNY Ulster will follow guidelines set by BPI.

DCB 1025 CRN 66923 BPI Building Analyst Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1026 CRN 66924 BPI Building Envelope Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1635 CRN 66925 BPI Building Heating Professional Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1262 CRN 66926 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).


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 Available Upon Request $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents). 

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. Students will meet with the instructor via Live Zoom on M-W and on F. On Thurs, students will meet face-to-face following SUNY guideline and procedures for health and safety during a pandemic. Students are responsible for checking their e-mails regarding these procedures. Class on Thurs will be held at Kelder Test House located on the SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus.

DCB1036 Available Upon Request $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents). Contact Barbara Reer at reerb@sunyulster.edu


BPI A/C Heat Pump Professional

If you are an EPA-certified installer, then the BPI Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional certification is the right next step for you. By achieving this certification, you will prove that you understand the role of refrigerant-based mechanical systems and their interaction with other building systems.

Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training and 40 CFR Section 608 Type II Certification

DCB 1256 CRN 90278 M-F 09/13-09/17 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

- Live via Zoom M/T/W 9am-5pm

- In person at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Kelder Building, Thursday 9/16 9am-5pm


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 CRN 66913 BPI Building Analyst Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1890 CRN 66914 BPI Envelope Professional Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1891 CRN 66915 BPI Heating Professional Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1893 CRN 66916 BPI A/C Heat Pump Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

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 CRN 66917 BPI Building Analyst Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1149 CRN 66918 BPI Building Envelope Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1150 CRN 66919 BPI Building Heating Professional Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1270 CRN 66920 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

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


BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification Course

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 Available by appointment $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

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 available by appointment $200 / $50 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

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 available by appointment $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

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


Building Electrification Micro-Credential

As employment opportunities grow in the area of Green Building, employers are looking for people that can add knowledge of Green Building to their skill set.  There is a great need for an understanding of how heating systems work and how to use automation to save energy in a building. This Micro-Credential will support technicians, engineers and managers to gain knowledgeable insight into these new technologies. 

This credential consists of five courses:

GRB 260 Green HVAC

GRB 230 Commercial Electrical

GRB 210 Building Automation and Controls

GRB 250 Troubleshooting Green Building Systems

GRB 280 Applied Learning

This credential is stackable into the Green Building AAS program.  

For more information regarding this Micro-Credential or to register for these courses, please contact Barbara Reer at reerb@sunylster.edu


Fundamentals of Clean Technology Micro-Credential

Clean Technology jobs are growing as the region helps NY State meet the objectives of the New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) to empower every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work and in their communities. This Micro-Credential will allow students from all disciplines to understand energy efficiency and clean energy as it relates to their jobs, their homes and their community.  The courses within this Micro-Credential include:

MFG 120/GRB 170 Introduction to Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

GRB 160 Energy Auditor 

The courses in this Micro-Credential are stackable into the Green Building AAS degree program. Students may take this Micro-Credential as credit bearing or non-credit bearing.

For more information regarding this Micro-Credential or to register for these courses, please contact Barbara Reer at reerb@sunyulster.edu


 

 

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