efficiency-training-program

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.

Instructor:
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.

Registration:
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.