This legislation will provide incentives for property owners to retrofit their homes AND the work they will do will be done by BPI certified contractors. Get ready for the proposed $6 billion HOME STAR energy efficiency incentive program.
Step 1. Take Building Performance Advantage Curriculum (approx. 40 hours of classroom and field training) to become a Building Analyst Professional. Our courses are offered live at The Austin Institute of Real Estate located at 8828 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78758.
The course will include approximately 32 hours of lecture and 8 hours of field work. The course will be covered in the following order to build on a base of knowledge and then culminate in the actual field work of testing for energy inefficiencies and determining solutions to correct.
The Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit and Weatherization Industry is among the fastest-growing segments of the green collar workforce.
The following data is from the Austin Chamber of Commerce Green Job Task Force Initiative Report June 2009
The Energy Conservation and Disclosure Ordinance (ECAD) that was passed by the City Council and became effective June 2009 requires that all homes in the City of Austin, ten years or older, on the market for sale and use Austin Energy must have an Energy Audit completed before the home sells and closes.
Our Building Performance Institute (BPI) Curriculum and Testing is a Nationally Recognized Certification Program.
There are no prerequisite courses for the BPI Building Analyst Certification.
A candidate must be 18 years or older and have a minimum of a GED diploma.
A person who wants to pursue the Building Analyst certification should have the ability to learn and understand building principles and the basics of building science.
Austin Energy will be providing the orientations required to become a registered Energy Auditor. You must attend one of these orientations in order to perform the ECAD audits in Austin.
We will no longer be providing these orientations at the Austin Institute of Real Estate.
Before you spend hundreds of dollars on an Energy Audit course, remember...
Where you take your classes, who teaches you and what you learn DOES make a difference with how successful you’ll be
We are a certified BPI Affiliate and a Recognized Primary Training Provider