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Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments

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.

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 ninety (90) days to complete this program.

90 Days / 30 Course Hrs
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Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Details + Objective

Course Code: GES712

You Will Learn
  • Use your senses and technology to assess, gather, and organize data for building analysis
  • Employ a standardized approach to assessments and diagnostic evaluations of a building
  • Describe the operation and installation of a blower door and interpret the blower door test results
  • Demonstrate understanding of combustion testing, instruments used, and analysis made from the data
  • Determine duct system status using a duct blaster
  • Develop and present a work scope with prioritized recommendations for customers
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 90 days to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 30 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become ready to take the BPI Building Analyst Certification and NATE HVAC Efficiency Analyst Certification (Senior Level)
  • Prepare yourself to perform building assessments at an expert level
  • Gain hands-on experience preparing a work scope that will guide the homeowner's decision-making process for making the improvements
  • Develop the skills needed to conduct visual building inspections, perform diagnostic testing, determine residential building improvement opportunities, and document a home's performance
Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Outline
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Visual Assessments

Learn how to deliver visual assessments, including best practices for observation techniques and data collection.

Entire Home Assessment

Understand the points needed to assess a home’s exterior and interior, as well as how to deliver a building system analysis.

Logistics

Master an understanding of blower door and zonal pressure diagnostics, and ventilation rates.

Safety Testing

Explore the various safety and legal knowledge needed to perform the role, including combustion safety training and analysis.

Diagnostics

Become able to conduct duct inspections and deliver diagnostic advice to home owners.

Additional Role Consideration

Complete the course by learning how to develop accurate work scope plans and communicate effectively with customers.

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Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Instructors
Keith Conrod

Keith Conrod brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and installation of HVACR systems in a variety of settings to the HVACReducation.net faculty. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Calgary for two years (studying Mechanical Engineering), later transferring to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he received certification in plumbing and first class gas fitting. Keith has also received certification in Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Mechanical Estimating, and Hydronic Heating Design (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology). He is also a member of the AWWA , WCWWA, and Local 496 ( United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters). After becoming a certified journeyman, Keith installed the plumbing, heating, medical gas, and HVACR systems in such buildings as hospitals, schools, high-rise office and apartment buildings, food production facilities, sewage treatment plants, and many homes. He has a broad range of acquired knowledge and experience in the light industrial, commercial, and housing disciplines. Presently employed as a Site Superintendent/Project Manager for a major mechanical contractor (in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area), he oversees the onsite design and installation of all mechanical systems and provides a jobsite link to the engineers and architects. He is also responsible for the training of apprentices and giving guidance and direction to the certified tradesmen in his charge. Keith is well versed in all aspects of the HVACR industry and provides us with a valuable link as well as hands-on insight to the HVACR practices and procedures in the field.

Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Requirements / Prerequisites

This intermediate-level program is intended for those who are seriously pursuing a career in building, remodeling, or HVAC, or a trade industry related to home performance. We recommend that you take our Principles of Green Building program or have a solid understanding of building science concepts and house-as-a-system prior to enrollment. The PCBA Program is also for you if you're seeking NATE, NARI, BPI, RESNET, and other industry credentials related to green-building performance.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported.

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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open-enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given ninety days to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet (high speed internet access is recommended). You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. While high-speed Internet is recommended, you can still take programs online using a dial-up connection. Computers that support the following browsers are adequate:

  • Internet Explorer (v5.5 or later)
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Mozilla (v1.7 or later)
  • Sea Monkey (all versions)
  • Netscape (v7 or later)

Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported.

Can I use a Mac?

No, this program must be accessed from a PC or IBM-compatible computer.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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