Priority Energy, Building Science Training course, IL

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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.

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.

Grow Your Green Business

BPI Certification

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, Envelope Professional, IDL, Energy Auditor, Air Leakage Control Installer and more, visit our dedicated BPI page.

RESNET Certification

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!

  • 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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