Courses

EnergyPro Version 5: CEU Webinars

EnergyPro Version 5: Variable Refrigerant Flow

This course is approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs. (Length of course: 1 hr)  The discussion will focus on modeling VRF systems and the differences between types of VRF systems. We will show how VRF systems are modeled and what to do when a property is looking at VRF systems as an energy efficient upgrade.

EnergyPro Version 5: Architectural Building Features

This course is approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs. (Length of course: 1 hr)  Learn how to account for unique building feature including overhangs, side fins, fenestration types and the building envelope. The session will include how to identify them and will walk you through the process of collecting the appropriate data in the field and show real world modeling examples.

EnergyPro Version 5: Cooling Towers, Chillers and Central Plants

This course is approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs. (Length of course: 1 hr)  Learn how to account for cooling towers and chillers in an energy model. This training will discuss the purpose of a cooling tower and chillers, the different designs commonly found, how to identify them and will walk you through the process of collecting the appropriate data in the field and show real world modeling examples.

EnergyPro Version 5: Domestic Hot Water

This course is approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs. (Length of course: 1 hr) Learn how to distribute energy consumption of a central DHW system across multiple buildings, piping inputs and standby loss calculations.

EnergyPro Version 5: Utility Bills and Fan Energy

This course is approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs. (Length of course: 1 hr) Learn how to use property specific utility bills to calibrate an energy model. Understand the process of obtaining utility bills, analysis data and inputting into Energy Pro. This topic will provide guidance for real time Gas and Electric consumption, normalizing billing data and understanding the outputs. This session also covers fan energy and how to properly model HVAC fan energy in Non Res EnergyPro. Understand the process of collecting the appropriate data in the field showing real world examples and how to put that data correctly in the model.

Past Courses

Principles of Building Science & Building Analyst Training Sessions

BPI Session 1- Building Science Principals

Examines how the physical properties of heat, moisture and airflow affect our buildings.  How we measure their impact and apply scientific principles to the goal of healthier, more energy-efficient homes.

BPI Session 2- Building Envelope

From this course you will be able to identify basic structural systems and components  which make up the building envelope. Understand thermal bridges, define R values.The course also reviews the exhaust fan flow meter.

BPI Session 3 – HVAC & Pressure Dynamics

This course will review HVAC systems for buildings. Ventilation, cooling systems, air heating systems and Psychometrics. Pressure dynamics and setting up for worst case depressurization.

BPI Session 4 – HVAC & Domestic Hot Water

Learn how to distribute energy consumption of a central DHW system across multiple buildings, piping inputs and standby loss calculations.

BPI Session 5 – Lighting & Electrical Systems

This course will review electrical systems for  buildings.Electricity basics, lighting types, elevators, motors, appliances and life cycle savings.

BPI Session 6 – Building Analyst Assessment

This course is meant to guide the student through best practice for building analyst assessment.  Review of the tools and documentation required to complete a home assessment.

BPI Session 7- Diagnostic Training 

This course will provide extensive hands-on training relating to combustion appliance safety testing. It will review BPI and PG&E specific combustion testing and reporting procedures as well as program guidelines.

BPI Session 8- BPI Building Analyst Written Exam

This day is for field and written testing for the BPI exam.


BPI Multifamily Energy Efficient Building Operator and Analyst Training

BPI Multifamily Energy Efficient Building Operator Training

This course provides targeted education and training that teaches energy efficient practices to multifamily building operators, facilities and maintenance personnel, and others who are responsible for building systems. The course’s goal is to develop a building operator staff that deploys best practices in energy and water efficient building operations.

BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) Training

This event will be located at PG&E Energy Training Center. The BPI Multifamily Building Analyst training prepares you to conduct energy audits and prepare work scope recommendations for multifamily residential buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of building science and how to apply those concepts to the multifamily housing projects in the Upgrade California program. The course is designed to prepare you to take and the 100-question BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Written Exam and Simulation Field Component Exam.