Training

Each year, MEEA develops the Building Science Training Series (BSTS) to help residential contractors and energy auditors prepare for Illinois Home Performance, stay up to date with the latest building science techniques, and earn BPI Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Each course provides BPI CEUs.

The following are upcoming courses:

Air Leakage Training 
This class explores an often overlooked aspect of the home which contributes significantly to its complex behavior – air flow. Disparate systems within the home are linked through their interactions with the indoor air. Without proper consideration, unintended consequences can lead to discomfort, dangerous conditions, structural durability issues and poor indoor air quality. Effective air sealing measures will be addressed for each of the scenarios presented.

When: Tuesday, December 12, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Naperville, IL
Cost: $44
CEUs: 4 BPI
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HVAC SAVE - Illinois (Mutiple Dates Available)

The 1-Day HVAC SAVE (System Adjustment & Verified Efficiency) certification class prepares contractors to implement HVAC performance testing practices for new and existing systems and enables participants to measure the installed operating efficiency of almost any heating and/or cooling system. The format of the class is a combination of classroom instruction using Powerpoint presentations and ESI’s HVAC SAVE™ software, as well as white-board diagrams, explanations and examples, hands-on testing modules, and interactive workbook exercises to prepare contractors to implement these concepts into their regular business activities. Students receive a course manual to be used in class as well as in the field for future reference. 

The course allows for hands-on experience during the class exercises as wells as on breaks.

The training focuses on essential mechanical adjustments and additions that optimize the performance of installed equipment, such as fan speed adjustment, airflow adjustments and filtration system modifications.

Students who successfully pass the exam will receive the HVAC SAVE certification indicating their competency in HVAC performance and verification testing.

When: December 12th; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Park Ridge, IL 
Cost: Free
CEUs: 9 NATE, 3.5 BPI
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When: December 13th; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: East Peoria, IL
Cost: Free
CEU: 9 NATE, 3.5 BPI
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This course is being offered for free due to sponsorship by Illinois Home Performance

Attic & Crawlspace Ventilation Training
Ventilation is used to manage moisture and heat in attics and crawlspaces, yet most ventilation is undersized and poorly incorporated. While attics and crawlspaces are physically connected to a home, the air, moisture and pollutants in these spaces should not be exchanged with the rest of the home. As many as four different trades must coordinate on a new home to properly ventilate the attic, and a lack of coordination results in most attics being poorly ventilated – leading to mold growth and structure deterioration.
This course is typically $89, but we're offering it at a discounted rate of $44.

When: Thursday, December 21, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Naperville, IL
Cost: $44
CEUs: 4 BPI
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Be sure to also check out our Training Calendar for other building science classes, including local BPI training.

What students are saying about the training series:

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you guys for holding the Sales and Marketing Seminar for contractors in the energy efficiency industry. It was jam-packed with useful information that has really started to make a difference for me now, about 2 months later. I would say that I struggled to apply the information at first, but not due to the content or delivery method more so due to that I wasnt in a professional situation that warranted its use until now. Recently, I even called the gentleman who gave the seminar where he lives in California and he was kind enough to spend time to explain things to me that I was struggling with, and the result is that I am quite optimistic and confident at a whole new level in my ability to get the word out about my business. If you guys ever have him back, please let me know so I can nab a front-row seat! - Anthony G.