Building Performance Institute (BPI)

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Home Energy Auditor Occupational Outlook Information

What Home Energy Auditors Do
Home energy auditors identify and prioritize energy saving measures, prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings, collect and analyze field data related to energy usage, inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system, and perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.


Work Environment
Home Energy Auditors usually travel to homes to conduct tests using specialized equipment.


How to Become a Home Energy Auditor

Most Home Energy Auditors require training in a certification program. Some continue for an Associate’s degree.


Pay
The median annual wage for home energy auditors was $66,170 in 2015.

Job Outlook

Projected job growth from 2014-2024 is 5% to 8%.

Important Qualities

• Integrity • Analytical Thinking • Attention to Detail • Responsible • Dependability • Computer Literacy

Data collected from www.onetonline.org, March 2016

 

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BPI COURSES

BPI BUILDING SCIENCE PRINCIPLES CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE

Are you considering a career in green buildings, sustainability or energy efficiency? Do you already work in the residential building trades? If so, basic building science knowledge is critical to your success. Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements. Fee includes an online exam and textbook.

DCB 2097-02           ONLINE                   Open Enrollment    $299

 

BPI BUILDING ANALYST PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCTION TO HOME ENERGY AUDITING
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 principals. 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 PBI CEUs. Instructor: N. Jen

Prerequisite: Basic building science background strongly recommended

Reference textbook: Residential Energy (ISBN-13: 978-1880120231)

DCB 1842-53           M-F         9/11-15                   8am-5pm                                 SRC, Kelder

Class on Friday is from 9-11am and is held at the KSU in Kingston.

 

DCB 1842-54           M-F         11/13-17                 8am-5pm                                 SRC, Kelder

Class on Friday is from 9-11am and is held at the KSU in Kingston.

 

BPI BUILDING ANALYST WRITTEN EXAM

DCB 1025-53           F              9/15                        11am-1pm              KSU         $200

DCB 1025-54           F              11/17                      11am-1pm              KSU         $200

 

BPI BUILDING ANALYST FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.  To register call 845-339-2025.

DCB 1143-21           By appointment      SRC, Kelder             $400

 

BPI FIELD TEST PREP CLASSES

By appointment at Kelder, SRC              $250 each

BPI Building Analyst Field Test Prep      DCB 1883-14

BPI Envelope Professional Field Test Prep             Upon request.

BPI Heating Professional Field Test Prep              Upon request.

BPI A/C Heat Pump Field Test Prep       Upon request.

 

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. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits.  Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs   Instructor: N. Jen

Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training

DCB 1843-30           M-R         10/23-26 SRC, Kelder             $1,300

Class on Thursday is from 9-11am and is held at the KSU

 

BPI ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL WRITTEN EXAM

DCB 1026-30           R              10/26      11am-1pm              KSU         $200

 

BPI ENVELOPE PROFESSIONAL FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 1149-15           By appointment                       SRC, Kelder             $400

 

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. Instructor: N. Jen

Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training

DCB 1036-18           M-F         12/4-8     8am-5pm                                 SRC, Kelder             $1,300

Class on Friday is from 9-11am and is held at the KSU in Kingston.

 

BPI HEATING PROFESSIONAL WRITTEN EXAM

DCB 1893-18           F              12/8        11am-1 pm             KSU         $200

 

BPI HEATING PROFESSIONAL FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 1150-18           By appointment      SRC, Kelder             $400

 

BPI A/C HEAT PUMP PROFESSIONAL
Learn how A/C Heat Pump systems work within the whole house and how to diagnose and correct problems properly to achieve peak performance. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs

DCB 1256-10           Coming Spring 2018

 

BPI A/C HEAT PUMP WRITTEN EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 1262-10           By appointment      KSU         $200

 

BPI A/C HEAT PUMP FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 1270-11           By appointment      SRC, Kelder             $400

 

INFILTRATION AND DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL)
Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC codes for air infiltration and duct leakage.

Earning the IDL certification is a simple, comprehensive and affordable way for technicians of builders, remodelers, HVAC and insulation contractors to gain skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels.

Passing the exam (field exam only) verifies you can conduct duct leakage tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard and blower door tests to the ASTM E779 standard. Begin with this affordable, single measure credential and work your way up to BPI's "house-as-a-system" certifications using real-time field experience.

DCB 7840-07           R              10/19      9am-5pm                                 SRC, Kelder             $400

 

INFILTRATION AND DUCT LEAKAGE (IDL) CERTIFICATION FIELD EXAM

Subject to a $200 non-refundable fee.

DCB 8380-06           By appointment      SRC, Kelder             $300

 

BPI HEALTHY HOME EVALUATOR
Demand is growing for preventative home health assessments and interventions in the public and private marketplace. From identifying asthma triggers and risk of lead poisoning to testing for CO and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate healthy home measures into home performance assessments. Developed in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), this certification builds upon the BPI Building Analyst (BA), Energy Auditor (EA) or Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certifications to verify competencies required to conduct in-depth healthy home environmental risk assessments. The Healthy Home Evaluator assesses home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards.

Prerequisite: Active BPI Building Analyst, energy Auditor or Quality Control Inspector Certification

DCB 2096-02           M-W       10/2-4     9:30am-3pm                            SRC, Kelder             $399

Class on W ends at noon and is held at KSU.

 

BPI HEALTHY HOME EVALUATOR EXAM

DCB 2121-02           W            10/4                        1-3pm     KSU                         $200


 

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