New Changes at BPI in 2012

New Changes at BPI in 2012

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has announced a set of rule changes that will take effect on February 1, 2012 as part of the process to become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Why the Changes?

ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies, and technical advisory groups to both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC). By achieving ANSI Accreditation, BPI’s goal is to ensure that their energy-audit standards for residential homes are well respected, recognized and effective. ANSI Accreditation will validate BPI standards through third-party verification.

What Does This Mean for Green Training USA?

As of February 2012, new BPI requirements and fee increases will necessitate the following changes to our BPI training courses and certification exams.

  • All BPI written and field exams will now be videotaped
  • Green Training USA energy auditor training packages will now cost $300 more
  • All BPI exams (written and field) will now cost $150 more

What Does This Mean for You NOW?

If you register for any of our BPI courses before January 5th and complete your exams by January 31st, you can avoid the increased fees.  See course package prices below.

What Does This Mean for You in the FUTURE?

With the introduction of videotaped exams, BPI Certification will be even more respected and valuable. Currently, our BPI certified instructor can proctor your field exams at a real house and send your test results to BPI.  After Feb. 1, exam proctors will videotape your field exam and submit the entire video to BPI for quality assurance purposes

 

Course

Before Jan. 5, 2012

After January 6, 2012

BPI Building Analyst Course & Exams

$1499

$1795

BPI Building Envelope Course & Exams

$1299

$1450

BPI Analyst/Envelope COMBO & Exams

$2399

$2695

I have taken the RESNET Level I and II Home Energy Survey Professional and the BPI Building Analyst I Training with Dallas Jones of Green Training USA. My training experience was exceptional. Dallas brings both his knowledge of home energy and his field experience into the classroom and presents it in an organized, easy to follow manner. The field demonstrations of the diagnostic equipment and techniques presented by Dallas provided me with a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend Dallas Jones and Green Training USA to anyone who is considering training in the home energy field.

Ryan Hinch
Energy Raters of East Texas, LLC.
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Great Class! Great Instructor! Top Notch! I’ve gone through a lot of classes in my 20 plus years; yours is among the best.

Gordon Fox
Fox Inspection Group
Houston, TX
http://foxinspectiongroup.com

I thought the training was thorough and well taught. I do not believe I could have passed the exam without such a good course. I would recommend this course for anyone starting out in the Energy Audit field.

Terry Wigfield
House Detectives
Hagerstown, MD
http://house-detectives.us/

Green Training USA provided me with the basic knowledge and hands-on skills to start doing home energy audits immediately. The instructor was focused on the required training content and was also very responsive to questions from the participants. He was able to answer both practical and technical questions and blend them into the general discussion. The test preparation materials were very good and I had no problem passing the RESNET Level II Exam. Overall I am very happy with the course and the results.

Steve Gorman
Mason-Dixon Home Inspection Services
Gettysburg, PA
http://www.masondixonhomeinspection.com

I would like to salute Green Training USA on the excellent quality of your BPI training course. The instructor, Dallas Jones, was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and presented the material in an efficient and interesting manner. The course materials were professionally prepared and very helpful. I look forward to working with Green Training USA in the future and I will attend future training programs.

Bob Blanchfield
Building Inspection Service
Easton, PA
http://inspectourbuilding.com

Since Todd’s staff took Green Training USA's training and become BPI and RESNET certified, we have experienced an increase in pride in ourselves and our customers. Our BPI and RESNET certified technicians carry and share their expertise proudly. Our customers trust that expertise and easily welcome our “experts” into their homes. We have had local news recognize us as the experts, also. It is extremely rewarding as our customers call us after completing the work in their homes to thank us for finally being comfortable. The word is spreading fast that we are the experts in comfort. On top of all of this we are experiencing a growing customer base and revenue. Becoming BPI and RESNET certified and partnering with Home Energy Team was, by far, the best business decision we could have made. Now we are not just a “heating & cooling company,” but we are becoming known as the “Experts in Home Comfort".

Michael Murphysweet
Todds Heating and Cooling
Boise, ID
http://toddsheating.com

By taking the BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Combined Course through Green Training USA, I was able to save money on the course and exam fees. And, since I completed their self-paced online study prior to taking their hands-on site training, I was only away from my business for a few days. Now I’m going to get both certifications sooner and be eligible for more government/utility programs a lot earlier than if I had taken the classes separately. Many thanks to the team at Green Training USA.

Matt Sera
Atlas Home Energy Solutions
http://www.atlashomeenergy.com/