The Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments program features a task-oriented format that applies practical, real-world situations in each module. This program is intended for students who are engaged in conducting building assessments, energy audits, performance testing, energy ratings, green ratings, rating verifications, quality assurance, quality installations, building inspections, home inspections, home tune-ups, or any other related building improvement, evaluation, or repair services that make changes to the building as a system.
You'll start out learning the systems, tools, and techniques commonly encountered during visual observations, including evaluation of envelope components, mechanical systems, and base loads such as appliances and lighting. You'll then move on to diagnostic testing, with an emphasis on safety. You'll learn how to set up and use the blower door for building pressurization and depressurization testing and how to use the data you obtain. The program will cover combustion safety testing, basic duct diagnostic testing, and CO testing for appliances. Finally, you'll learn how to use assessment information and diagnostic results to develop a work scope which you can then present to a customer.
The Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Online Training Program will help you prepare for BPI Building Analyst Certification and NATE HVAC Efficiency Analyst Certification (Senior Level). This program will refer to the BPI Building Analyst as well as to various industry codes and standards. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation and Maintenance Standards. Both BPI and NATE recognition of continuing education hours (30 CEHs) applicable to recertification is pending. You must obtain a 75% or higher to obtain CEH recognition.
This program is open-enrollment and self-paced. Upon registering, you're given an initial ninety (90) days to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the ninety (90) days, an extension of one (1) month is available with a fee of $60 and an extension of two (2) months is available with a fee of $90.