Priority Energy, Building Science Training, IL

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BPI & HERS Rater Training: March 4-8, 2019.
For CE classes, see our Training Calendar.

Professional Energy Auditor Certification

Priority Energy is your local, Chicago area training provider for building science certifications. A nationally recognized BPI or HERS Rater certification is a great investment in yourself and your company. A professional building science designation will help you get more work, qualify for jobs, increase your credibility and grow your business!

So you want to work in the energy efficiency industry? We can guide you toward the certification that best matches your career goal.  Our top-rated BPI training will teach you 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 credit savings 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 Amerin 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 2018 rebate submission for you. Don't miss this 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!


Train 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.

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

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