BPI Building Analyst Certification [5 Day Training]

  • Monday, November 12, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Want to help your clients reduce their energy bills while improving their comfort and safety? Are you looking for a start in the home performance industry? You may be interested in receiving a Building Analyst Certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

This certification training course is designed to provide building professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the BPI Building Analyst certification written and field exams. The course will be conducted partly in a classroom setting and partly in the field to give candidates practical experience using some of the diagnostic tools necessary for properly evaluating a home's performance. To learn more about BPI's Building Analyst certification, please visit bpi.org/professionals.aspx.

Course materials include a Training Manual, Guidelines, Field Exam Guide and a copy of Residential Energy by John Krigger. Building Science theory and basic knowledge are taught in the classroom to lay the foundation for good home performance problem-solving and remediation.

Seminar Highlights

  • Learn the “House as a System” approach
  • Hands on experience with various home performance tools
  • Learn to conduct an energy audit

Target Audience

  • General and HVAC Contractors
  • Raters
  • Energy Auditors
  • Anyone interested in a new career in home performance

Learning Level: Beginner (must take pre-requisite: Building Science Principles)


Jesse Erbel has been working in the home building and home performance fields for over a decade with a commitment to energy efficiency and the environment. From building a monolithic adobe home in Nicaragua to fine tuning a “House as a System” approach in residential structures in the Southeastern United States, he has shown a commitment to the respect of resources at hand. Jesse has contributed to retrofitting over 1000 single family, multifamily, and commercial properties to solve comfort, durability, and excessive energy use issues and trained hundreds of building and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals to do the same. Jesse is a BPI Certified Building Analyst, Proctor, Energy Auditor, and is a certified HERS Rater.

Additional Details

To register contact:  Lorelei Penera Office phone: 858.444.3915 Lorelei.Penera@icf.com

ICF:  525 B Street, Suite 1700, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

*Prior to taking the course, candidates are required to participate in the Building Science Principles Certificate program. Please contact seminars@sdge.com for more info.

BPI Exam Fees: $200 for written exam & $200 for field exam ($400 total). Check payment only; payment will be collected upon enrollment to reserve place in course.

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.