Live Classroom Training
Energy Audit Training Washington D.C
BPI Building Analyst - Washington, DC
This course is designed to provide you with the essential training and knowledge to successfully pass the BPI certification exam. Because the curriculum is covered at a fairly rapid pace, we require students to have either construction or home inspection experience. We will allow a brief period of time to cover the basic concepts, however, the bulk of the time will focus on high level topics.
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What is a typical background for students in the Energy Audit Training course in Washington?
The majority of our students come with experience in either the construction industry or the home inspection field. Though this forms the majority, a number of our energy audit training students come with no prior related experience. This can work, as long as the student realizes the additional work required to bring themselves up to speed.
What is BPI?
BPI stands for the Building Performance Institute. BPI is the recognized leader in developing and supporting high quality energy audit training courses. BPI does not provide energy audit training courses themselves, instead they partner with local instuctors and facilities in Washington and many other cities across the country.
Energy Auditor, Weatherization, Home Performance Retrofitting, Energy Efficiency Upgrades - what's the difference?
The terminology in this industry is understandably confusing. At this time, a consensus has not yet formed on the best term to describe this profession in the Washington area. On the inspection side, the terms are clearer. In Washington, most professionals in the industry agree on the title Energy Auditor. The titles on the contracting portion of the sector are more varied. Weatherization, for example, tends to cover the portion of the industry dealing with low-income housing upgrades. Home Performance Retrofitting, however, is typically used by the professionals within the industry, but is nearly unknown by customers.
Does this course cover the business aspects of energy auditing and weatherization in Washington?
All the energy audit training in the world won't make the phone ring. Yet it is amazing how easy it is to forget this in the excitement of starting a new career. Recognizing this, we've developed a separate course specifically covering the decisions you'll need to make in starting and running a successful energy audit business in Washington. Check out our Energy Audit & Weatherization Business Training.
Where can I find more information on the BPI Building Analyst standards?
A summary of BPI's Building Analyst Standards can be found on in our Resources section.
Washington Energy Audit Training Course Outline
- Principles of Energy and Building Science
- The Energy Audit Process
- Building Shell and Thermal Envelope
- Airflow Basics
- Moisture Management
- Air Quality
- Combustion Safety and CO monitoring
- Building Systems: HVAC, Lighting, Appliances, DHW
- Diagnosing Common Building Problems
- Blower Door Testing
- Combustion Testing and Safety Washington
Students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- HERS Rater
- Licensed Home Inspector
- Licensed HVAC Professional
- Licensed Insulation Professional
- General Contractor
- Home Builder
- 4yr Engineering Degree
If you do not meet these requirements, your enrollment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Through a combination of classroom and field instruction, you will learn the "house-as-a-system" approach to energy auditing and home contracting. You will learn to diagnose and correct problems associated with health, safety, comfort, energy efficiency and durability, without compromising other systems in the home. Additionally, we'll discuss the specific concerns related to performing energy audits in [City]. At the end of the training you will be prepared to take both the written and field examinations to receive your BPI Building Analyst Certification.