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.

Upcoming BSTS Courses:

HVAC- Quality Installation & Performance Improvements 

  • When:  Friday, January 13th, 2017; 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Priority Energy, 538 Busse Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • Instructor: Robert Schildgen
  • 3.5 BPI CEUs
  • 8 Hour Course
  • Cost: $100; Lunch and class materials included

This course will teach participants how to bring an HVAC system as close to 100% capactity as possible. Students will learn how to test/prescribe the current operating efficiency of duct and forced air heating and cooling systems utilizing both prescriptive and performance-based testing procedures. Register here

Enhance you "HIgh Performance" Sales Message & Grow Busines

  • When: Friday, January 27th, 2017; 9am - 1pm
  • Location: Priority Energy, 538 Busse Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • Instructor: Robert Schildgen
  • 2.0 BPI CEUs
  • 4 Hour Course
  • Cost: $30; Lunch and class materials included

Energy auditors, HVAC contractors, insulation contractors and and architects will learn to better use the key benefits of high-performance every efficiency components to increase the value of their services and grow sales. Participants will learn to hone their marketing around increased comfort, healthier indoor air quality, increased building durability, reduced energy consumption and lower utility costs. Register for this course here

BPI Building Science Principles Certificate

  • When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017; 8am - 4pm
    Wednesday, February 1st, 2017; 8am - 4pm
  • Where: Ameren Ilinois 
    Main Floor Conference Room 
    300 Liberty Street
    Peoria, IL 61602
  • Instructor: Todd Abercrombie
  • 12.0 BPI CEUs
  • 16 Hour Course
  • Cost: $350; textbook, printed handouts, lunch and online exam included

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 conservation strategies. This course is geared towards insulation and HVAC contractors, builders and remodelers, home inspectors, energy auditors, sales staff, radon professionals, mold mitigators, realtors and appraisers, municipal inspectors and suppliers. Register here

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.