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BPI Building Analyst Professional & BPI Envelope Professional Certification
Training Course Outline

  • Intro
    • Building Performance Institute
    • Course Textbook: "Residential Energy"
    • BPI Building Analyst (BA) Standards
    • BPI Envelope Professional (EP) Standards
  • Energy Basics
    • First 2 Laws of Thermodynamics
    • Energy Types
    • Energy Units
    • Fuel Types
    • Heat Transfer Mechanisms
    • Temperature and Delta "ΔT"
    • Relative Humidity, Dew Points, and Moisture
      • Sling Psychrometers
      • Hygrometers
    • Air Movement within Buildings
    • Baseload Calculations/Client Interview
  • Building Assessment
    • Building Envelope
    • Heat Flow
    • Defining Thermal & Air Boundaries
    • Fenestration
    • Calculating Conductive Heat Loss
    • Area & Volume Calculations
    • Building Diagnostics
    • Blower Door Evaluation
  • Air Leakage
    • Blower Door Evaluation
      • Blower Door & Gauge (manometer)
        • Advanced Diagnostics
          • Series Leakage
          • Add-a-hole Procedure
    • Building Airflow Calculations
    • Mechanical Ventilation
    • Calculating Convective Heat Loss
    • Cost Effectiveness of Retrofits
    • Combustion Appliance Issues
  • HVAC Systems
    • Equipment Identification
    • Fuels
    • Distribution Types
      • Static Pressure Video
    • Vent Design
    • Efficiencies
    • Combustion Safety
      • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector & Gauge (manometer)
      • Combustion Safety Video
  • Domestic Hot Water (DHW)
    • Equipment Type
    • Venting Type
    • Age & Condition
    • Energy Factors
    • Savings Tips
  • Lighting & Appliances
    • Consumption Data
    • Lighting Efficacy
    • Appliance Info & Tips
  • Health & Safety
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Electrical
    • Ladders
    • Respiratory
  • BPI Field Examination
    • Building Analyst: Field Guide
    • Envelope Professional: Field Guide
    • Building Analyst & Envelope Professional: Field Training Video
  • Duct Blaster Training
    • Equipment
    • Why Test Duct Leakage?
    • Total Leakage Protocol
    • Leakage to Outside Protocol
    • Results
    • Equivalent Leakage Area
    • Duct Blaster Video
  • RESNET
    • HERS Index
    • MINHERS
    • Appendix A
    • National Rater Test Study Guide Outline
    • Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice
    • Rating and Home Energy Survey Code of Ethics
    • Home Energy Rating Standard Disclosure
    • Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for New Homes
    • Software

Field Training Day 1

  • Exterior Inspection
    • Building Measurements: Perimeter/Area
      • Walls, Doors, and Windows
    • Gas Leak Detection: Meter
    • Baseline CO Readings
  • Interior Inspection
    • Review Operation of CO and Ambient Readings
    • Gas Leak Detection
    • Determine Presence of CO and Smoke Detectors
    • Building Measurements: Ceiling Height/Volume
      • Exterior Walls, Attic, Crawl Space, and Basement (walls)
    • Unconditioned Space Evaluation
      • Identify Air and Thermal Bypasses
        • Attic, Basement, and Crawl Space
      • Brainstorm on Air Sealing and Insulation Strategies
    • Client Interview and Utility Bill Analysis
    • Lighting & Appliance Evaluation
    • Fuel Cost Calculations
    • Converting Btu’s to Fuel Units (Therms, gallons, etc.)
  • Combustion Safety Testing (CAZ)
    • Baseline
    • Worst Case Conditions
      • Ambient CO
      • CAZ Depressurization
      • Spillage
      • Draft
      • Undiluted CO
    • Natural Conditions (if needed following failure of worst case)
  • Preliminary Work Scope Development
    • Health & Safety
      • Combustion Appliances
      • Electrical
    • Appliances & Lighting
    • Air Sealing
    • Insulation
    • Smoke & CO Detector

Field Training Day 2

  • Ventilation of Attic Space
    • Adequate Amount
    • Vapor Barrier Issues
    • Wind Washing at Soffit/Eave Vents
    • Baffles Present and Properly Installed
  • Conductive Heat Loss Calculations
    • Composite Wall/Ceiling Values
    • Proposed Upgrade Calculations
  • Building Airflow Calculations
    • Volume
    • BAS for Occupants
    • BAS for Volume
    • BAS 70% Value
      • Recommended Ventilation
      • Required Ventilation
    • CFMn Value
  • Blower Door Testing
    • Setup Procedures for Equipment
    • Closed-house Conditions
    • Baseline Measurement
    • Determining CFM50 reading
  • Pressure Diagnostics
    • Room-by-room Evaluations
      • Smoke Sticks
      • Gauge (manometer)
    • Convective Heat Loss Calculations
      • Actual Heat loss from CFM50/CFMn Values
      • Proposed Final CFM50/CFMn Values After Retrofit Work
  • Cost Effectiveness
    • Simple Payback Calculation
    • Return on Investment Calculation
    • Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) Calculation
  • Final Scope of Work
    • Air Sealing
    • Duct Sealing
  • Hands-On Training Student Practice
    • Blower Door
    • Combustion Safety Testing

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