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 being offered at a reduced rate through a grant opportunity from NYSERDA. Students who reside outside of New York State or students who live in the following New York State locations are NOT eligible for this discounted rate: all of Long Island, Akron, Andover, Angelica, Arcade, Bath, Bergen, Boonville, Brocton, Castile, Churchville, Endicott, Fairport, Frankfort, Greene, Groton, Hamilton, Holley, Ilion, Lake Placid, Little Valley, Marathon, Massena, Mayville, Mohawk, Penn Yan, Village of Philadelphia, Plattsburgh, Richmondville, Rouses Point, Salamanca, Silver Springs, Skaneateles, Solvay, Spencerport, Springville, Theresa, Tupper Lake, Watkins Glen, Wellsville, Westfield.