Building Performance Institute Workshops

Saturn Online for Energy Auditors – Online

This is an online, self-paced course that prepares students for the face-to-face Building Energy Analyst/Auditor class. The course includes a textbook, field guide, access to the online course and the ability to ask questions to a monitor via email. Students increase their chances of successfully passing the BPI written exam for Building Analyst certification by 92 percent.

Instructor: David Dennis, Certified IREC Affiliate Trainer

CGRN-152
Fee: $595

  • Section-OW01 Online
    Open enrollment

Residential Building Energy Analyst

This course covers the principles of building science and provides Department of Energy Standards for residential energy auditing using the “house-as-a-system” approach. The course is a combination of classroom instruction and lab exercises and prepares individuals to sit for the BPI Energy Analyst written and field exams to receive BPI certification as an Energy Auditor. Upon completion of the course, you will schedule your field exam. The written exam for BPI certification is typically delivered on the final day of class. Students must register separately for the written exam.

CGRN-153 (36 Hours)
Fee: $1,495 (Tuition and Materials) Exam costs not included.

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    5 Wednesdays beginning Feb. 5 (Ending March 5)
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Envelope Specialist

Prerequisite: Building Energy Analyst

This course uses the “whole house” performance-based approach that covers advanced building envelope diagnostics, evaluation and repair skills. Training topics include health and safety, building systems relationships, indoor moisture sources and solutions, psychometric charts and sling psychrometers, visual inspection, thermal and pressure boundary, duct diagnostics and sealing, insulation techniques and applications, and window and door inspection. It prepares individuals to sit for the BPI envelope written and field exams to receive BPI certification as an Energy Auditor/Envelope Specialist. Upon completion of the course, you will schedule your field exam.

Instructor: Paul Ricker, Certified IREC Master Trainer

CGRN-204 (16 Hours)
Fee: $1,195 (Tuition and Textbook) Exam costs not included.

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    2 Mondays Feb. 3 & 10
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Residential Whole House Air Leakage & Insulation

This course is designed to introduce individuals to the fundamental theory and practices of residential air leakage. It is designed for weatherization technicians and installers who perform retrofit measures for energy efficiency. It prepares individuals to sit for the BPI RBE-WH-ALC field exam to become BPI certified as a Weatherization Installer and Retrofit Technician. After completion of this class, you will need to schedule the field exam with your instructor. This is a seven-hour exam.

Instructor: David Dennis, Certified IREC Affiliate Trainer

CGRN-154 (40 Hours)
Fee: $1,495 (Tuition and Materials) Exam costs not included.

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    5 Wednesdays beginning March 12 (Ending April 14)
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Multi-Family Energy Analyst/Auditor

Prerequisite: Building Energy Analyst

This course is designed for individuals who are BPI Building Analysts for single-family residential housing and want to expand their knowledge to audit multi-family dwellings. The course offers information on how to provide building owners and managers a detailed analysis of their building’s system performance and energy consumption, as well as options to save money by conserving energy. It prepares individuals to sit for the BPI written and field exams to become BPI certified as a Multi-Family Energy Analyst/Auditor. Upon completion of the course, you have to schedule your field exam. The written exam for BPI certification is typically delivered on the final day of class. Students must register separately for the written exam.

Instructor: Dawn Moody, Certified IREC Master Trainer

CGRN-205 (36 Hours)
Fee: $1,450 (Tuition and Materials) Field and written exam costs not included.

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    5 Mondays beginning March 3 (Ending March 31)
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Building Operator (Multi-Family)

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Building Science and Construction, 5 years of experience as a facilities manager and familiarity with combustion appliance analysis and blower door testing.

This course provides training for multi-family, commercial and institutional building operators, managers and owners on energy efficiency operations using the systems approach. The course emphasizes a comprehensive approach to property management, including data collection, operations and maintenance planning, equipment documentation, staff training and resident education regarding energy efficiency. It prepares individuals to sit for the BPI written and field exam to become BPI certified as Building Operators. Upon completion of the course, you will schedule your field exam. The written exam for BPI certification is typically delivered on the final day of class. Students must register separately for the written exam.

Instructor: Paul Ricker, Certified IREC Master Trainer

CGRN- 206 (36 Hours)
Fee: $2,175 (Tuition and Materials)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    6 Wednesdays beginning April 16 (Ending May 21)
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Home Energy Professional Building Analyst

Prerequisites: BPI Building Analyst Certification, BPI Envelop Certification, minimum 5 years as a BPI-Certified Energy Auditor.

This is an advanced course for individuals who are currently BPI Certified Building Analysts. It meets the standards set forth by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The course takes into account all internal and external aspects of a building, including foundations, basements, crawlspaces, main floor, attic, roof, HVAC combustion, air leakage, insulation and thermography scanning. The course is designed to prepare individuals to sit for the BPI written and field exams and become BPI certified as Home Energy Professionals. This course is delivered only by IREC-accredited institutions. The written exam is conducted on the last day of class. Students should register with their instructor for the field exam.

Instructors: Dawn Moody or Paul Ricker, Certified IREC Master Trainers

CGRN-302 (80 Hours)
Fee: $2,795 (Tuition and Materials)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    10 Mondays beginning April 14 (Ending June 16)
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Principles of Building Science

This course is designed by the Building Performance Institute to acquaint individuals who are involved in the housing industry with the principles of building science. It is designed specifically for realtors, appraisers, home inspectors, facilities managers, building owners, high school technical instructors, architects, trades people, post-secondary educators involved in construction management, facilities management certificate and degree programs, and homeowners who are interested in their home’s performance for energy efficiency. Upon registration, a copy of the textbook will be mailed to you for your review. This is a six-hour class and there is a two-hour, open book computerized exam. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate of Knowledge from the Building Performance Institute.

Instructor: Dawn Moody, Certified IREC Master Instructor

CGRN-155 (8 Hours, including two-hour open book computerized exam)
Fee: $275 (Tuition, BPI Exam Voucher and Materials)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    Wednesday, May 28
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ASHRAE 62.2 Mechanical Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Construction.

Learn about the interaction of the building shell and natural and mechanical ventilation with an emphasis on when mechanical ventilation is required for indoor air quality guidelines. Students will receive instruction and practice calculating the building airflow standard, while complying with ASHRAE’s current standards. This course covers single and multi-family homes and modular and manufactured buildings up to three stories.

Instructors: Marco Ricca, Dawn Moody and David Dennis

CGRN-207 (8 Hours)
Fee: $250 (Tuition, Materials and Exam)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    Monday, Feb. 17
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.