Rob Schildgen teaching RESNET and BPI class

Our next BPI & HERS Rater Training
is June 15 - 19, 2020.

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Building Science Career Training

Start a career in the green industry, add to your existing credentials, and advance your career! A nationally recognized building science designation will earn you recognition in the growing energy efficiency field. Priority Energy's BPI and RESNET training classes will prepare candidates to pass their professional exams in just one to two weeks. 

Priority Energy was one of the first RESNET HERS Rating companies and training providers in the Chicago area. Founded in 2009, they have taught hundreds of students from as far away as California to Louisiana. They were also selected to provide  training to the Illinois utility program facilitators, MEEA, South Suburban College, North East Iowa Community College and many other organizations.

Their instructors are highly experienced and certified building science pros who teach from the heart. They have trained industry beginners to experienced builders and are dedicated to helping every student succeed. Combining textbook standards, day-to-day energy auditor experiences and equipment demos in the on-site lab, they have developed a priorietary training process that has a very high pass rate. 

Want to qualify for and get more work? 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". Ask us how to get started! 

Need to Train your Crew? You May Qualify for the IL Incumbent Worker Training Program

The Incumbent Worker Training program helps local employers develop and implement training programs for current employees who need new or upgraded skills in order to retain employment. Based on the size of the company, up to 100% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program. Interested in BPI or RESNET training for one or more of your empoyees? We can help you get set up with the IDCEO office in your county for training with Priority Energy.


We offer the following training and certification sessions:

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 classes with predictable, monthly payments.

  • Thank you again and you will be the first person I call if I need additional part or service from your company.
    Anonymous
  • 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.

    P.I.
  • 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

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