Each year, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (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.

Course Offerings

Duct Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier
CEUs: 8 BPI & 8 NATE CEs
When: Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT
Where: Temperature Equipment Corporation 1313 Timber Dr, Elgin, IL 60123
Cost: $150
Course Description: This 1-day course is designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the IL Association of Energy Raters - IAER) to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2015 IL Energy Code. If you've been thinking about getting BPI or HERS Certified but can't yet make the investment, this DET Verifier certification can be your bridge into offering home performance testing services.

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Advanced Combustion Safety
CEUs: 4 BPI & 8 NATE CEs
When: Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Where: Temperature Equipment Corporation 2055 Ruby St, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Cost: $129
Course Description: Prevention is the key to avoiding Carbon Monoxide hazards in the home. Each year, thousands of people in the United States become ill or die from CO poisoning. Without full CO safety and combustion diagnostics there is no way of knowing whether a system is safe or efficient. Proper Combustion Safety Testing protects both the home owner and contractor. Insight's 1-day training course will provide you with the skills necessary to properly identify and inspect combustion appliances such as furnaces, space heaters, and water heaters that present potential health and safety hazards.

Learn to discover potential health/safety problems before and after the Retrofit process. Earn Continuing Education Units for the Building Analyst Certification.

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Be sure to also check out our Training Calendar for other building science classes, including local BPI training.


BSTS Call for Applications

Are you a qualified instructor?  The Building Science Training Series has released a call for applications, which can be accessed here. Completed course applications should be emailed to no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.



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 wasn't 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.