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

Building Analyst & BPI Envelope Professional
CEUs: 14 BPI
When: May 20th - May 22nd & May 27th - May 29th 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Where: 2200 Ogden Ave 500, Lisle, IL 60532
Cost: BA & EP - $2,695, BA or EP - $1,895
Course Description: Insight offers an innovative 6-day class that combines both the BPI Building Analyst & BPI Envelope Professional training and testing during the same course. This class covers the principles of Building Science, methodology of Home Performance Testing, and Retrofit Contracting. The classroom presentations prepare you for the BPI written exams, while field training in three test homes prepare you for the BPI field exams. Course materials, access to equipment, mentoring, and testing fees are included. Have your business listed as a BPI Accredited Contractor and take advantage of the growing demand for qualified performance.

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Duct Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier
CEUs: 8 BPI CEUs | 8 NATE CEUs
When: Wednesday, June 12th 2019,  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Where: Temperature Equipment Corporation, 2055 Ruby St. Melrose Park, IL 60160
Cost: $150
Course Description: This 1-day course is designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the IL Association of Energy Raters - IAER) to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2015 IL Energy Code. If you've been thinking about getting BPI or HERS Certified but can't yet make the investment, this DET Verifier certification can be your bridge into offering home performance testing services.

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OSHA 10
When: Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Where: Temperature Equipment Corporation, 2055 Ruby St. Melrose Park, IL 60160
Cost: $50
Course Description: This course is great for any home performance contractor because it addresses the need to be safe while working within any home or building. Learn how to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in workplaces and on worksites. Upon successful completion of the exam on day two, attendees will receive an OSHA 10 Certification Card.

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AIR LEAKAGE: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue
CEUs: 3 IL Home Inspector CEs | 4 BPI CEs
When: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Where: Nicor Gas, 1844 Ferry Rd, Naperville, IL
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.

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

 

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.