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:

Building Science Principles - What You Need to Know

  • When:  Wenesday, February 22nd, 2017; 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Priority Energy, 538 Busse Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • Instructor: Robert Schildgen
  • 3.5 BPI CEUs
  • 7 Hour Course
  • Cost: $50; Lunch and class materials included

This course will explain the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health, and safety of the occupants and the durability of the home. To register, click HERE

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verifier Certification Training

  • When: Friday, February 24th, 2017; 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Location: Libertyville, IL
  • 7.0 BPI CEUs
  • 4 Hour Course
  • Cost: $159; Lunch and class materials included

This one-day course is designed 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.  To register, click HERE

Uncontrolled Airflow Training

  • When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017; 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: Naperville, IL 
  • 1.0 BPI CEUs
  • 4 Hour Course
  • Cost: $44; Breakfast included

Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment. Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals. 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. To register, click 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.