BPI Certification Training

OVERVIEW

AEA is an Affiliate of the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and offers a series of training programs which prepare students for BPI certifications.


 

COURSES OFFERED

The following training courses offered by AEA prepare students for BPI certification.

  • Basic Air Sealing and Insulation

    This course prepares students for BPI certification as a Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer. This course teaches the basic skills for weatherizing a building, and trainees will be introduced to the skills and principles necessary for working in the expanding field of home weatherization. Students will learn how to install air sealing and insulation treatments that increase a home's energy efficiency. This training will provide the background necessary to become a highly qualified entry-level installer. No prior certifications are necessary to attend this course.

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  • Building Analyst

    As a BPI Affiliate and one of the Learning Centers in Hudson Valley Community College statewide network supported by NYSERDA, AEA provides this training to prepare students for BPI Certification as a Building Analyst. Home Performance Contractors in New York are required to have staff with this certification in order to become accredited by BPI and approved for participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

    The trainings consists of an overview of building science fundamentals, analysis of diagnostic equipment, assessment of building tightness and practical application of blower door; combustion safety and other diagnostics for assessing air leakage and efficiency in buildings. The BPI written test is given at the end of the Training. Completion of certification also requires the successful completion of the BPI Field Test. As a BPI Affiliate, AEA can schedule and Proctor the BPI Field exam as well.

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  • Envelope Specialist

    This training includes both classroom sessions and field experience that assists trainees in preparing for BPI's written and field exams. Training includes a review of some Building Analyst I topics, but is not a preparatory course. Qualifying candidates may make special arrangements with BPI to take both tests simultaneously. The trainings consists of an overview of Health and Safety, Indoor Air Quality Assessment, Advanced Blower Door Applications, Insulation Techniques & Applications and other topics related to improving building envelope efficiency.

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  • Multifamily Building Analyst

    The Multifamily Building Analyst curriculum was developed by AEA with the support of NYSERDA and based upon the national standards developed by an expert panel convened by BPI. The course prepares experienced energy auditors and building analysts for certification as a Multifamily Building Analyst.

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  • Hydronic Heating System Designer

    In collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Building Performance Institute (BPI), AEA has developed a training program to educate contractors, engineers, and architects who wish to design energy efficient, hydronic heating systems for multifamily buildings. This training is intended to provide professional responsible for replacing multifamily heating systems with the necessary understanding of steam and hydronic system operation, components, sizing, system design, specification preparation, and quality assurance.

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  •  Energy Efficient Building Operations Specialist

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    The Energy Efficient Building Operations Specialist (EEBOPS) course is offered for building personnel facing challenges of keeping costs down while energy prices are rising. Building staff make decisions daily that directly affect the comfort and safety of residents, and the bottom line. The EEBOPS training course helps personnel eliminate much of the guesswork of managing building performances for energy efficiency. Even the most experienced building operators and facility managers will learn new best practices that will provide immediate benefits and real cost savings.  Completion of the Building Operation Specialist Course is a requirement for Multifamily building superintendents in buildings undergoing weatherization through the NYS Weatherization Assistance Program. This course also prepares students for this BPI certification

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  • Heating Professional

    This training, which includes both classroom sessions and field experience, will help you prepare for the Building Performance Institution’s Heating Professional written and field exams. Topics included in training are: Health & Safety , Heating System Science; Load & Sizing; Distribution Systems Design; Combustion Safety Science; Controls & Electrical Inspections; Ducted System Diagnostics; Combustion Appliance Vent Repair; Ventilation System Installation; Heating Appliance Clean & Tune; Gas Oven Clean & Tune; Post- Installation Inspection; Mechanical System Durability; and Tools & Equipment.

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  • Cooling Professional

    This two-day course is designed for experienced heating contractors. You must have completed NYSERDA Heating Professional training or have BPI Heating Professional certification. EPA Section 608 (Type-2 or Universal) proof of certification is required in order to attend. The training, which consists of both classroom and field experience, will help prepare you for BPI’s written and field tests for Cooling Professional certification (also known as Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional). The BPI Cooling Professional designation was developed in collaboration with North American Technician Excellence (NATE).

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