Each year, 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.

The following are upcoming courses:


The "Science" Behind a High-Performance Home

Contractors, home inspectors, realtors, appraisers and college students can learn about the "science" behind a high-performance home. Already certified? Refresh and update your skill set for 2017!

Instructors will explain the components of whole home building performance from the ground up, in easy to understand terms. Learn about the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home as they relate to occupant comfort, safety, and energy efficiency.

Successful comletion of this course will result in 3.5 BPI and 5.0 RESNET CEUs.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017; 9:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Park Ridge, IL
Cost: $50


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Quality HVAC Installation and Performance Testing

This session is designed for anyone who tests, installs, or services mechanical systems, including HVAC contractors. We will teach participants how to bring an HVAC system as close to 100% capacity as possible.

Successful comletion of this course will result in 3.5 BPI and 5.0 RESNET CEUs (pending).

When: Thursday August 10, 2017; 9:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Park Ridge, IL
Cost: $100

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BPI 1200 Standards- What You Need to Know

Get up to date on the changes BPI has made to the standards and prepare for the exam or renewal exam. Includes review of 1100, 1200 and building Analyst Standards. Earn 2.0 CEUs.
If your BPI certification is up for renewal or you would like a better understanding of the BPI Standards, this course is for you.
The biggest changes include: - Combustion Safety Testing
- Updates to Health and Safety
- Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
- Field Exam changes
Lunch and networking time included.

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: Park Ridge, IL 
Cost: $30

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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 wasnt 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.