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 1200 Standards- What You Need to Know

Get up to date on the changes BPI has made to the standards and prepare for the exam or renewal exam. Includes review of 1100, 1200 and building Analyst Standards. Earn 2.0 CEUs.
If your BPI certification is up for renewal or you would like a better understanding of the BPI Standards, this course is for you.
The biggest changes include: - Combustion Safety Testing
- Updates to Health and Safety
- Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
- Field Exam changes
Lunch and networking time included.

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: Park Ridge, IL 
Cost: $30

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Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier Certification Training (Multiple Locations and Dates Available)

The Blower & Blaster Basics DET Certification event is a comprehensive, one-day course designed to introduce both beginner and intermediate-level participants to the skills
necessary to become an Illinois Diagnostic Energy Tester, certified to perform the necessary duct and envelope tight-ness tests required for new homes by the Illinois Energy Conservation Code.

Course tuition includes:
• Workshop fee
• Training Workbook
• Lunch
• Written and Field Practicum Illinois DET exam fees

When: Thursday, August 24th, 2017; 8am-4:30pm
Where: John A. Logan College Carterville, IL 62918
Cost: $210
CEUs: 5 BPI, 6 AIA HSW/SD, 0.6 ICC

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When: Friday, August 25, 2017; 8am-4pm
Where: Melrose Park, IL
Cost: $149.00

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When: Monday, August 28th, 2017; 8am-4:30pm
Where: Peoria, IL 62918
Cost: $210
CEUs: 5 BPI, 6 AIA HSW/SD, 0.6 ICC

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Advanced Combustion Safety Training

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 or HERS Rater Certifications.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 8am-4pm
Where: Melrose Park, IL 
Cost: $129.00

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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: September 18 & 19th; 8am - 4pm 
Where: John A. Logan College 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918
Cost: $350
CEUs: up to 12 BPI, 6 USGBC/GBCI, 5 ASHI

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 /

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.