BPI Building Analyst Energy Auditor

Course Description
This course prepares the student for the BPI Building Analyst written and field exam, and to pursue a career in energy auditing and related professions. Students will learn how to evaluate residential buildings as energy systems, and recommend safe, energy efficient, cost-effective and durable building improvements. Approximately half of the course will be spent in the field using a blower door, combustion analyzer, and other weatherization diagnostic equipment.

Course Prerequisites

Required Skills:

  • Basic math, science, computer and communication skills
  • Ability to crawl in an attic and other spaces, and ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Students must attend all six days in order to complete the class

Recommended Skills:
Familiarity with building systems (structural, energy, mechanical, etc.)
Ability to practice building diagnostic procedures outside of the course will greatly improve the likelihood of passing the field test.

Andy Duncan, Ph.D., Manager of Energy Trainings, Lakes Region Community College. He is a seasoned weatherization professional with BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications, and a former Environmental Science professor.

Students may register by telephone 603-524-3207 with a credit card, by mail, or in person at LRCC, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246 and filling out a program application/registration form. Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For further information contact Andy Duncan, Energy Trainings Manager, at aduncan@ccsnh.edu, 603-366-5329 or 1-800-357-2992

Course Reference Information:
As well as the information presented here, the NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development has information regarding economic development in the state. Building Performance Insititute (BPI), offers a nationally recognized training, certification, and accreditation and quality-assurance programs.