Rob Schildgen teaching RESNET and BPI class

Our next BPI & HERS Rater Training
is March 9 - 13, 2020.

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Professional Energy Auditor Certification

Priority Energy is a top-rated Illinois building science training provider, located just outside of Chicago, in the village of Park Ridge. They offer BPI and RESNET classes enabling students to pass the Energy Auditor certification exams. These nationally recognized energy efficiency designations will give individuals the knowledge and credentials they need to start their own businesses or to join a company in the green industry. 

They're top-rated instructors are multi-certified energy auditors who teach from the heart. They are dedicated to the success of every student, regardless of experience level. Their building knowledge and field experience is combined for the most effective, real-life energy auditor training around.

Learn how to conduct energy audits, perform energy efficiency retrofits, and IECC verification tests. With a RESNET certification you will be qualified to issue HERS Scores, Energy Star ratings, provide Energy Modeling, new construction tax credits and more.

Want to grow your contracting or HVAC business? A professional designation can help. Most utility company retrofit rebate programs, such as ComEd, Nicor, People's Gas and Ameren in Illinois, require contractors to hold a BPI certification in order to become a "participating contractor" and get more jobs. Don’t miss out on growth opportunities. Get certified today!

Save $250 per BPI Certification with IHP's Training Rebates

Priority Energy will complete the rebate submission for you. Don't miss out. Funding is limited. 

In order to encourage a high-quality home performance workforce and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program(IHP), rebates are available to help pay for training and testing that leads to Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification. Funding in the amount of $250 per designation will be awarded for completion of the Building Analyst, Envelope Professional and Healthy Home Evaluator designations. Students must live in the Nicor or ComEd service territory. 

We offer the following training and certification sessions:

See our class schedule!


Training for your Success

Candidates will learn the “house-as-a-system” approach to home and building energy efficiency assessments. They will delve into the various components of a house—insulation, HVAC system, the building envelope, appliances and lighting—to understand their impact on overall home performance-comfort, health, safety and energy efficiency.

Priority Energy's proven BPI and RESNET building science curriculum is combined with the designation's Standards to prepare students to successfuly master their on-line written exams, practical field exams and/or computer simulation tests. Our training is not just about passing the exams, though. We equip our students with the skills and confidence they need to perform in the field.  The hands-on training candidates receive in our lab, using the latest Blower Door, Duct Blaster, Infrared Cameras and Indoor Air Quality equipment is top in the Midwest. 

Practice in our On-Site Training House

Practice makes perfect! Our students say they really appreciate the time they get to practice in our on-site training house and with our diagnostic equipment. Practice builds confidence and enhances skills. Our BPI-approved, indoor lab includes air sealing props, and a mini-house, complete with an HVAC system, ductwork, attic and insulation cut-outs, for realistic home assesment scenarios.  Students are encouraged to stay after class or schedule practice time on their own.

Your success is our priority!
Everything you need to succeed is included in our training packages.

Our Experienced Instructors

Priority Energy’s trainers are some of Chicago’s top building science specialists, with years of experience and numerous industry certifications. Having solved problems in thousands of attics, basements, ductwork, fireplaces and furnaces, our instructors make the training interesting and fun by incorporating their daily encounters into each lesson. They are uniquely able to explain energy efficiency to beginners as well as seasoned industry pros.

We have provided BPI, RESNET and building performance training for The Indoor Climate Research & Training Center (ICRT) in Peoria, the ComEd Small Business Trade Ally program, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Development (ILDCEO), Midwest Energy Efficiency Association (MEEA), Northeast Iowa Community College, and South Suburban Community College, to name a few.

Click on the links above to learn about specific certifications and check our training schedule for upcoming classes. Or call us at 800-737-2299.

Now offering Financing with Monthly Payment Plans!

We've partnered with Hearth to bring you financing options for your Energy Auditor training. A loan through Hearth will help you pay for your certification with predictable, monthly payments.

BPI Training

Certified BPI Training Lab
Priority Energy is a certified BPI Test Center and offers building science certification training and continuing education classes including IDL, RBE, BA, BE, HHE, QCI, and EA designations.
  • Thank you again and you will be the first person I call if I need additional part or service from your company.
  • I just wanted to send this message to all you and say GREAT JOB!  We had a rough inspection today and passed for the Woodward Ave. house. The inspector told us "if every house I inspected looked like this one I would be out a job".

    Anonymous Builder
  • We were so impressed with the amount of information the Priority Energy technicians gave us during our ENERGY AUDIT.  If you are buying a house, I would strongly recommend having them do an energy audit on it, in addition to your usual home inspection.

  • Thanks for a super intelligent and deep seminar expertly handled by a staff which was a pleasure to be around. Lunch was superbly and subtly handled.

    A.S. Architect
  • I wanted to thank you for all of your extra time and energy during our BPI training over the last few weeks. You really helped put things in perspective. You are an awesome crew and your facility is a valuable resource for students and the community

    BPI Student, L.E.
  • There is much less dust in the house and the monthly gas and electric charges have been reduced by 10 to 15%.....I'm sure I will see greater savings over a twelve month period......thanks again.

    Aeroseal Client, R.N.
  • Just completed my BPI Field exam for my Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification renewal at Priority Energy.
    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!


    P.R., Ottawa, IL
  • It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the building was Aerosealed! My apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you Priority Energy!


    Miruna; Tenant at Country Manor Apartments, Peru, IL
  • Anytime I can be a reference for all the great work on my (new) house, please let me know.  Priority Energy is outstanding at what they do!

    Executive at Medline Industries, IL
  • I have a two story home built in the mid seventies. Lots of temperature fluctuation between the floors. The Aeroseal process dramatically increased the air flow to the second floor. Good experience. The company was very informative, answered a lot of questions.

    Vince from Oakbrook, IL
  • "It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the Aeroseal, my apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you!"  

    MP from Peru, IL
  • Thank You so much for the super-fast turn around of our Manual J, D and S reprt for the Village of Glen Ellyn. Our original Manual J kept getting kicked back to us for corrections but your calculations/report got approved instantly-no questions asked and no more permit delays!

    Kim, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Thank you. Truly. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify things for me and then going above and beyond to ensure that my CEUs are handled for our current RESNET cycle. You’ve always been kind to me and this is another shining example of that.

    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
  • (Aeroseal) is a GREAT Product! Really made our townhouse more comfortable!

    Gordon; Chicago, IL
  • We are having less ice on roof since the Aeroseal duct sealing! Thanks!

    Bill; Downers Grove, IL
  • Duct sealing (with Aeroseal) was the smartest thing I ever did! Our home is sooooo much more comfortable! We were so very pleased with Priority Energy and their technicians!

    Richard; Lake Forest, IL
  • On to the Radon issue - Excellent results with Aeroseal!  From 5 + to a .4.  Before sealing like we discussed, I had warm air coming out of the sump basket with the furnace running. Even with the furnace running, it is still pulling air in now.

    Bill; Belvidere, IL
  • Pat was awesome and super helpful! We are experiencing weak air flow in the duct system of our 1950''s home and Pat gave us great recommendations to fix the problem when we do our remodel.

    David; Arlington Heights, IL
  • Already the house seems more balanced (since Aeroseal duct sealing yesterday) .. far end of house is getting more warm air flow!

    Bryan, November 2019, Chicago, IL
  • Priority Energy did a great job with an Aeroseal project for my home. The rooms are more comfortable and even throughout the house, including the far registers which never used to get significant airflow. Very honest and trustworthy

    Bryan, December 2019, Chicago, IL

Latest News

Green Energy House
On December 23, 2019 Congress extended the Section 45L Tax Credit for Energy Efficient New Homes and has made it retro-active. Builders of single family and multi-family energy efficient dwellings built between 2018-2020 are eligible to earn the $2000 tax break.
2019 Aeroseal Award
Priority Energy won their 4th award for top Chicago duct sealing provider at the recent National Aeroseal Summit. Their Aeroseal technicians take great care to deliver the most thorough duct sealing and customer experience possible.