BPI Building Analyst/Energy Auditor‌ Certification Training


With the BPI Envelope-Shell Training the basic premise of Building Performance Institute (BPI) is that the house is a system and everything is connected. This course provides nationally recognized Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and Energy Auditor certification. The BPI Building Analyst classroom training covers topics relevant to home energy inspections and provide participants with the essential knowledge and credentials to perform a home or light commercial energy audit. At the conclusion of this course, participants will complete a 2-hour, 100 question written and a 2-hour one-on-one field examination to earn the BPI Energy Auditor Certification.

This is a cooperative/contracted program with Everblue Training Institute - a leader in the development and delivery of educational programs related to sustainability and LEED accreditations. Everblue Training Institute is a recognized USGBC Education Provider.

How Does BPI Certification Help My Career or Business? You can become a BPI certified energy auditor in 6 days, and since the skill set is transferable to so many areas including energy auditing, weatherization, insulation, heating and air conditioning, home construction, home inspection, air quality abatement, as well as design and engineering, it is attractive to a growing number of people. Becoming a certified BPI Building Analyst can bring you new business for years to come. By using building science technology to help customers solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems that are driving high energy costs, you'll also provide them with a more comfortable, safe and durable home.

Class Details:             

BPI Certification Training Building Analyst
This BPI Certification course will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to provide homeowners an overview of energy consumption and options to save money by conserving energy. It is aligned with Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Professional standards for energy auditing and provides instruction for energy efficiency analysis using the house-as-a-system approach. Anyone can become a BPI Certified Building Analyst; there are no prerequisites. 

Once you have earned your BPI Building Analyst, it's time to enhance your skills and propel yourself and your company ahead of the competition. This course is a residential specialization that focuses on ways to enhance the envelope's thermal and pressure boundaries through insulation and air sealing techniques.

BPI Envelope-Shell Professional Training The BPI Envelope certification in conjunction with the Building Analyst certification will make your company eligible to apply for Accreditation (if your company is in an industry field i.e. insulation, weatherization, window installation company etc.). Accreditation can be useful for acquiring various incentives throughout each state. As an individual this course will prepare you to understand not only how to analyze a home, but help you to understand why the process is so important. Every home is different and it is important to understand not only what is happening, but why problems related to the building envelope such as moisture, ice dams, mildew and drafts were created in the first place.

Why BPI Building Analyst Training?

  • Certification: Being a certified Building Analyst from the Building Performance Institute will add support to your skills. The BPI name brings quality to your work which will lead to new business and assurance that you provide nothing but the best.
  • Financial Incentives: These are available to contractors who become BPI certified.
  • A Great Investment: BPI certification is an investment that will reward you continuously throughout your career by helping you grow your business.
  • Program Incentives: You and your customers can qualify for a number of program incentives.
  • Training and Testing Reimbursement: After successfully passing BPI testing, certain utilities will reimburse your training fees.
  • Equipment Rebate: After providing documentation of purchased equipment and completing 10 jobs, certain utilities will reimburse some of your equipment costs.
  • Customer Rebates: When a customer has you make some or all of the energy-related improvements, they are eligible for state, federal, and utility incentives - you both win.

Directional Arrows Course Objectives
  • Understand the principles of energy transfer
  • Know the basic energy systems that impact a home’s energy consumption
  • Identify common construction errors that reduce efficiency, air quality, and comfort
  • Conduct an energy audit
  • Analyze problems and propose solutions and/or weatherization techniques

outlineCourse Outline

  • Course Materials
  • Classroom & Field Training
  • Written Certification Exam
  • Field Certification Exam

Calendar Course Schedule 

  • Monday- Building Analyst Classroom Training
  • Tuesday- Building Analyst Classroom Training
  • Wednesday-Building Analyst & Envelope Field Training (at local house)
  • Thursday- BA Review & Written Exam (in the morning) and Envelope Classroom Training (in the afternoon)
  • Friday- ENV Review & Written Exam (in the morning) and Field Exams (in the afternoon, at local house)
  • Saturday- Overflow of One-on-One Field Exams

Training will include Construction Math and Blueprints, Principals of Energy, House-as-a-System, Building Systems, Construction Errors, Air Quality, Moisture, Combustion Safety, Air Leakage and Blower Door Testing, Energy Audits, BPI Standards and Ethics. Field Training will include Audit Inspection, Blower Door and Manometer Analysis, Air Quality Testing, Combustion Safety and Weath­erization Measures. Course will include with review, written and field exams for Certification as a BPI Building Analyst.


$2595 Regular with BPI Envelope Shell Training- $2335.50 Alumni

$1695 Regular without BPI Envelope Shell Training- $1644.50 Alumni

Reserve your seat in the Everblue BPI Certification Training Course today! Full payment will be due prior to the course and you can reserve your seat today for as little as a $100 non-refundable fee.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone can become a BPI Certified Building Analyst; there are no prerequisites. This course is ideal for facility owners, contractors, architects, lawyers, builders, engineers, product representatives, facility managers, real estate brokers and anyone interested in understanding green building principles.


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