Priority Energy to Partner with Asian Human Services to Conduct Free Home Energy Auditor Training and BPI Certification with Funding from 'Training for Tomorrow' Grant

Beginning in July 2011, Priority Energy will train eligible Chicago residents to become BPI certified energy auditors. This DCEO grant-funded program is designed to help unemployed or disadvantaged individuals launch lucrative careers in this growing industry.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2011

Priority Energy, LLC, will conduct on-going Energy Auditor courses at Asian Human Services, a Chicago Workforce Partner Agency. The BPI Certification classes will be available, at no charge, to any approved resident in Albany Park, Rogers Park and Uptown communities of Chicago who are unemployed or disadvantaged. Funding for this course will be through Governor Quinn’s workforce revitalization initiative and the DCEO, which pays for training opportunities that meet specific skill needs of local employers. 

BPI and RESNET Certified instructors will teach students the relationship between all the systems in a house and their effect on occupant health, safety, comfort, energy efficiency and durability. Students will learn the fundamentals of home performance assessments, building envelope and HVACtesting. These courses will prepare students for the required exam, which upon completion, earns them BPI Building Analyst and BPI Building Envelope Certifications qualifying them to work in the industry. (BPI, the Building Performance Institute, Inc., is a recognized global leader in standards development as well as a credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency). 

“Rising energy prices combined with the consumers’ growing demand for more energy efficient homes has created a market for well-trained, certified energy auditors. In addition, many organizations will be making BPI Certifications mandatory in 2012, such as Home Performance Standards for Energy Star Raters. We are excited to train and mentor people in this growing industry,” says Rob Schildgen, owner and founder of Priority Energy. “Our courses are not just classroom and book work. We take students in to a house and go from top to bottom examining the structure and HVAC system. We are very committed to providing the most comprehensive training possible.”

About Priority Energy, LLC
Priority Energy instructors are nationally certified RESNET Rater Training Providers and BPI Training Affiliates who conduct regular training courses at St. Augustine University, Northeast Iowa Community College, (NICC), and other independent training locations. They are Certified Home and Commercial Energy Auditors, consultants and service providers with backgrounds in engineering and building sciences. In 2010, the company audited over 1,000,000 square feet of residential and commercial space in Illinois. The company also offers a full line of energy efficiency services, including Aeroseal Air Duct Sealing, IECC 2009 Verifications, and Energy Star Training and Ratings.

 About Asian Human Services
Asian Human Services helps thousands of people from all cultural backgrounds in under-served communities so they can fully participate in society, prosper and thrive. Established in 1978, they continue to expand their services with funding from a wide array of federal, state, city and foundation grants, and private contributions. For more information, call 773.293.8100 or go to





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Priority Energy is a Chicago area based home energy audit, Aeroseal Duct Sealing, energy efficient retrofit, IECC Training Center and BPI & RESNET Energy Audit Training company servicing towns such as:

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