Building Performance Institute Certifications

Get the BPI certification you need to become an expert in home performance at Waubonsee Community College!

Man adjusts wall insulation.
Air Sealing and Insulation is among the BPI certifications offered through Waubonsee.

Courses Offered:

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate

BPI Building Analyst / Envelope

BPI Multi-Family Building Analyst Training and Certification

BPI Air Sealing and Insulation Training and Certification

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate

Earning this certificate is a perfect entry into the world of energy  efficient home performance and will help you to demonstrate your knowledge to customers and employers.

Who Should Attend?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in better understanding residential energy efficiency without getting too deep into the technical background. Great for home inspectors, appraisers, realtors, energy policy makers, utility reps, efficiency program managers, contractors, installers, and students pursuing a career in the building trades.  Also good for sales reps, manufacturers, and architects who promote sustainable practices.

Topics include ...

  • Understanding how a home’s systems interact to affect energy efficiency and the health and safety of occupants.
  • Guiding customer and homeowner choices towards energy efficient decisions.
  • Exploring the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, installation, mechanical ventilation, lighting appliances and other systems of the home.
  • Describing to customers or clients how reducing consumption integrates with solar, geothermal or other renewable energy upgrades.
  • Recognizing and recommending cost effective solutions for failing homes.

View our course schedule for more details or enroll now!

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 BPI Building Analyst / Envelope

Earn two Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certifications during one training course!

BPI Building Analyst Professional: qualifies you to test homes and make recommendations on how to improve home performance and energy efficiency
Building Envelope Professional: qualifies you to provide comfort and efficiency retrofit services for the homeowner

This training course can benefit:

  • Home inspectors
  • HVAC professionals
  • Remodeling contractors
  • Insulation professionals
  • General contractors
  • Home builders

Topics include:

  • Residential building systems
  • Latest building science technology
  • Energy performance evaluation
  • Heating, cooling and leakage problems
  • Whole-house diagnostic procedure

All classes meet  at Waubonsee’s Aurora Campus. The cost for this course includes all course materials, refreshments, and written and field exams for both certifications. View our course schedule for more details or enroll now!

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BPI Multi-Family Building Analyst Training and Certification

Are you a certified BPI Building Analyst, ready to take your training to the next level?  Become certified to analyze large housing complexes with multiple family units.  This course will cover boiler system analysis, whole building envelope analysis, audit software & reporting, and energy end use allocation. This training program prepares you to take the exam for the advanced level certification offered by BPI and can bring you new business for years to come. Your upgraded building science knowledge will not only help building owners to solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems that are driving high energy costs, but will also provide them with a more comfortable, safe and durable building. All exam fees for BPI certification are included in the price of the course.

This course is designed for those who have already achieved BPI Analyst Certification. If you are a BPI certified home inspector, contractor, HVAC specialist, or an architect, this class will take your knowledge to the next level.

All classes meet at Waubonsee’s Aurora Campus.  The cost for this course includes all course materials, refreshments, and written and field exams for both certifications.  View our course schedule for more details or enroll now!

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BPI Air Sealing and Insulation Training and Certification

If you are interested in a career as a professional air sealing technician or insulation installer, this course is for you. You will learn why air sealing is important, how to identify opportunities for air sealing, and the proper materials and techniques for effectively air sealing and insulating a home. This hands-on course covers the house as a system, insulation types, performance and installation, air sealing basics, blower door training, and work scopes. The course fee includes all course materials and the BPI Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer certification exam.

This course is appropriate for those who are interested in getting into the field of home weatherization and insulation at an entry level. If you are a BPI certified home inspector, contractor, HVAC specialist, or an architect, this class will take your knowledge to the next level.

All classes meet at Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus during the summer semester only. The cost for this course includes all course materials, refreshments, and written and field exams for both certifications. View our course schedule for more details or enroll now!

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More Info.

Contact (630) 906-4116 or ehurley@waubonsee.edu.

For upcoming classes, view our course schedule.