- Energy Code Assistance
- Indoor Air Quality
- Energy Efficiency
- HVAC Design & Testing
- Building Science Training
Hands-on Training & Certification to Grow Your Green Business
Tap into the growing energy efficiency and home performance service industry! New federal requirements, IECC 2015 standards and consumer demand for energy efficient construction all combine to create high demand for trained, certified building science professionals.
Grow Your Green Business
Home performance pros and industry beginners can advance their careers and generate more income by becoming BPI (Building Performance Institute) or RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) certified. These and other industry-standard training and certification standards equip students with the skills they need to perform energy audits, HERS Ratings, combustion safety assessments and much more. These nationally-recognized designations will enhance your knowledge, increase your credibility and grow your business.
Building Performance Institute (BPI) sets the nation-wide guidelines by which the energy auditing industry adheres. The BPI Standards are developed using an open, consensus-based process built on building science knowledge, current ASHRAE and IECC codes and field experience. From these standards, rigorous written and field exams are developed for professional industry certifications.
BPI certification offers individuals the chance to increase their skills and knowledge base in a range of energy efficiency disciplines. A great entry into the green economy, BPI-certified pros help to reduce energy consumption and improve the health and comfort of existing structures.
To learn more about the available BPI Certifications, including Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, Air Leakage Control Installer and more, visit our dedicated BPI page.
Priority Energy also provides training to become a HERS Rater. A certified HERS Rater inspects, tests and calculates the energy efficiency of a home or building. Established by Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), HERS Ratings are recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) especially for their ENERGY STAR program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. mortgage industry (EEMs) for their extensive energy efficiency information on residential homes and commercial buildings.
The program's HERS ratings are also recognized in the real estate industry and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), since a low HERS score can add value to a home and referenced by mortgage companies, real estate brokers and appraisers.
RESNET students must pass two written and two simulation exams in addition to submitting five mentored ratings to complete the certification process. Our instructors provide hands-on mentoring and support as students complete these challenging tasks.
Continuing Education Classes for Certified Professionals
Our team is also proud to offer continuing education classes for building science professionals. Priority Energy's home performance continuing education courses are specifically approved to meet ALA, AIA, BPI, RESNET and ASHI requirements. Topics range from the current ASHRAE standards and IECC requirements to the selling points of high-performance HVAC equipment. Usually half-day events, our classes are lively, full of stories from the field and a great B2B networking source. Get in touch with our team to get our training center schedule for a list of classes.
Convenient Training Center
Priority Energy's Park Ridge, IL training center provides a centralized location to make training convenient and cost-effective. Utilizing their state-of-the-art training lab and diagnostic equipment, students will gain experience and build confidence to perform energy audits in the field. BPI and RESNET certifications can enhance both individual and company credibility and growth.
Priority Energy's instructors are BPI-certified and are HERS Raters themselves. They perform energy audits and solve energy efficiency and healthy home problems everyday, meaning they bring this valuable experience to every session. Their building science and construction knowledge combines textbook material with real-life situations for a truly comprehensive and practical learning environment.
Supporting You With Additional Energy Efficiency Services
Once your service team is trained and certified, Priority Energy can support your expanding green business with additional services, including Aeroseal, indoor air quality services, energy code assistance, HVAC design and testing, and other money- and energy-saving improvements.
Ready to train, certify and jump into the building performance and green building services industry? Priority Energy offers a range of training certification courses and continuing education classes to get your business started and keep it growing. Contact us today to get our training center schedule!
Priority Energy was recently rated the No. 1 Aeroseal dealer in Chicagoland; proudly serving builders, HVAC companies, home owners, and commercial property owners since 2010.
The Newman Restoration Group just completed a workshop with Mr. Schildgen on insulation. weatherization and indoor air quality. The one-day curriculum led students through building science principles and a hands-on practice with props.