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:

BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate Course & Exam (Multiple Locations and dates available)

Learn how a home works as a system to provide comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality. Topics include insulation, air sealing, mechanical systems, moisture management, and energy conservation strategies. 
Taught by Todd Abercrombie of EverGreen Home Energy Consultants

When: October 10 & 11th; 8am - 4pm 
Where: Ameren Illinois 300 Liberty St. Peoria, IL 61602
Cost: $350
CEUs: up to 12 BPI, 6 USGBC/GBCI, 5 ASHI

For more information, contact Todd Abercrombie at (309) 253-2242 / todd@EverGreenHomeEnergy.com

ASHRAE 62.2-2013 & Indoor Air Quality (Multiple locations)

Student Instruction includes 8 hours classroom trainging. Attendees learn ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Mechanical Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality including:

  • ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Mechanical Ventilation
  • Indoor Air Quality & Air Exhange
  • Relative Humidty & Moisture
  • Thermal Performance
  • Buidling Durability
  • Energy Effeciency
  • Sustaninability

​When: October 7th; 8am-4pm
Where: Carterville, IL (John A. Logan College)
Cost: $0
CEUs: 4 BPI

For more information or registration, please click HERE

When: October 28th; 8am-4pm
Where: Springfield, IL
Cost: $0
CEUs: 4 BPI

For more information or registration, please click HERE

Home Energy Score Assessor Training (Multiple Locations)

If you hold a BPI certification, are looking to add another feature to your standard audit or inspection package, or want to offer Home Energy Score as a stand alone service that is offered to homeowners, this training is for you.

Shortly after registration, the attendee will be sent a login and password for the Department of Energy's Simulation Training (SIM). After receiving the creditials, the attendee is expected to develop a basic understanding of the software (about 4 hours of work). There will be in-person support during the course to field questions and assist with the learning process. Following the training, there will be a required in-field mentorship during the initail Home Energy Score assessment. When this is satisfactorily completed, the attendee will be listed as an official assessor. 

When: October 10th: 8am-5pm
Where: Carterville, IL (John A. Logan College)
Cost: $50
CEUs: self-report 6 BPI

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When: October 31st; 8am-5pm
Where: Peoria, IL 
cost: $50
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.