Training

Each year, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) develops the Building Science Training Series (BSTS) to help residential contractors and energy auditors prepare for Illinois Home Performance, stay up to date with the latest building science techniques, and earn BPI Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Each course provides BPI CEUs.

Course Offerings

Air Leakage: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue
CEUs: 4 BPI & 3 IL Home Inspector CEs
When: Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Where: Nicor Gas Building 1844 Ferry Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
Cost: $44
Course Description: Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment.  Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals.  Air flow affects indoor air quality, comfort, building durability, condensation, combustion safety, recurring mold, icicles and more.  We will explore these and other issues and show how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in homes. Air sealing solutions will also be presented. While "homes have to breathe", we will discuss what that means in a practical sense rather than it being a justification for sloppy installations and poor assemblies.

Click here for more information and to register for this course.

 

Be sure to also check out our Training Calendar for other building science classes, including local BPI training.

 

BSTS Call for Applications

Are you a qualified instructor?  The Building Science Training Series has released a call for applications, which can be accessed here. Completed course applications should be emailed to contractors@illinoishomeperformance.org no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

 

 

What students are saying about the training series:

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you guys for holding the Sales and Marketing Seminar for contractors in the energy efficiency industry. It was jam-packed with useful information that has really started to make a difference for me now, about 2 months later. I would say that I struggled to apply the information at first, but not due to the content or delivery method more so due to that I wasn't in a professional situation that warranted its use until now. Recently, I even called the gentleman who gave the seminar where he lives in California and he was kind enough to spend time to explain things to me that I was struggling with, and the result is that I am quite optimistic and confident at a whole new level in my ability to get the word out about my business. If you guys ever have him back, please let me know so I can nab a front-row seat! - Anthony G.