Building Performance Institute Workshops

Residential Building Energy Analyst

Learn the principles of building science and Department of Energy Standards for residential energy auditing using the “house-as-a-system” approach in this course. 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    5 Wednesdays beginning Feb. 4 (Ending March 4)
    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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    2 Mondays, Feb. 2 & 9
    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, Nov. 5
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NABCEP PV Sales Certification

Prerequisite: Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have completed 10 hours of OSHA certification, and demonstrate a combination of experience and education required to sit for the exam. Visit NABCEP.org for more information to see if you qualify.

The NABCEP exam is based on a set of learning objectives developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Committee of PV subject matter experts. Concepts covered include: Qualify the Customer; Site Analysis; Conceptual Design; Financial Costs, Incentives and Savings; Financial Benefit Analysis and Financing; Nonfinancial Benefit Analysis; Performance Analysis; and Preparing Proposals.

CGRN-120 (65 Hours)
Fee: $695 (Tuition $195, Materials $200, Lab $300)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Building T
    Monday-Wednesday beginning Oct. 27 (Ending Dec. 10)
    6-9 p.m.