BPI Building Analyst Training and Certification courses offer individuals, businesses and groups the opportunity to take their career to the next level by becoming Certified BPI Building Analysts. The BPI Building Analyst Certification is the flagship BPI Certification, qualifying certified professionals to perform comprehensive, whole-house energy audits and installation of energy saving home performance upgrades.

BPI Building Analysts are trained to identify residential problems such as gas and carbon monoxide leaks and other combustion safety issues, indoor air quality problems, and to improve energy efficiency, durability, and other building performance measures.

The Building Analyst course covers the fundamentals of building science and energy efficiency through technical instruction and real-life, hands-on problem solving. Issues addressed include airflow and indoor air quality, moisture regulation, lighting and appliance efficiency, combustion safety testing & more.

The Building Analyst course is a one week program that provides both classroom and hands-on training. Three full days are spent in the classroom and one day is split between the classroom and field training in a residence demonstrating the guiding performance analysis, the final day is spent with a review of the previous four days in the morning and in the afternoon the computer-administered written BPI analyses test is available in preparation for an in-home field test to gain the nationally recognized BPI analyst certification at a later date. The course includes a Energy Auditor Field Guide that will be provided at the training. A book that is highly recommended as reading material before, during and after is “Residential Energy” from John Krigger.

The testing components are optional for participants who prefer to complete only the coursework section. Prerequisites include familiarity with the terminology and operations of building sciences, equipment and energy use.

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  • Doug de Regnier
     It was recommended that I upgrade my HVAC to GEO by a heating company. I had Rob come in and check my house, he is very professional and knolagable. He ran a complete series of tests, showed me with thermo pictures and real numbers how I could insulate better, upgrade my HVAC without going to the expense of GEO and save more money. Well worth it. 
  • Joan Tucker
    An energy audit can be a pleasant and informative experience. It  was such during the one completed by Rob Novak for my house recently. In addition to many helpful suggestions to seal warm air leaks in all areas of the house, he found a problem with carbon monoxide in one place. The water heater chimney was blocked. There was a squirrel which had died inside the chimney,...
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  • Sandra Schneider

    Your services were great and more than I expected!

  • Thomas House
    The main thing we took away from the energy assessment was the confidence that comes with having guidelines for laying out a course of action. We knew we had issues with the home's envelope but weren't certain where to start. Using a combination of basic and complex technologies, Rob was patient and professional. He identified problem areas and possible solutions and presented...
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  • Chuck and Jill Monnahan

    We were extremely impressed with the energy audit that Home Star Iowa did on our home a few months ago. The knowledge he had in regards to the energy saving tips he provided was top notch. The equipment and the detail that went into the energy audit was amazing - he explained the results of the audit in detail and provided us a report that was easy to understand, not to mention all the recommendations that will save us money. If you are wanting an energy audit done on your home - there is no...

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  • Pat Shey

     As the owner of a 100 year old home, I sometimes wonder where I should start in making my home more comfortable.  Rob came in and went through all of my utility bills, measured every window, checked the efficiency of my boiler and hot water heater, did a blower door test and walked through the house with an infrared camera and showed me where I need insulation, where the air infiltration is coming from.  A day later, he gave me a very comprehensive report that showed me the steps I can take...

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