Building Envelope – 6 Days

Course Length: 
6 8-Hour Days plus  2 hour field exam
Price:  $2,500*

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Building Envelope training is a residential specialization that focuses on ways to enhance the envelope's thermal and pressure boundaries through insulation and air sealing techniques. The BPI Envelope certification in conjunction with the Building Analyst certification will make your company eligible to apply for accreditation (if your company is in an industry field i.e. insulation, weatherization, window installation company etc.). Accreditation can be useful for acquiring various state-specific incentives. As an individual this course will prepare you to understand not only how to analyze a home, but help you to understand why the process is so important. Every home is different, NYSERDA Tableand it is important to understand not only what is happening, but why problems related to the building envelope such as moisture, ice dams, mildew and drafts were created in the first place.

Course includes classroom and field instruction.

Who should attend

Home Inspectors, HVAC Professionals, Insulation Professionals, General Contractors, Home Builders, Engineers, Architects

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Building Analyst training and certification


CSG (Conservation Services Group) is uniquely qualified to deliver technical training services to expand the network of building performance industry professionals. CSG is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) affiliate and is actively involved in the development of BPI technical standards and associated training and has been for many years. CSG has provided training services to contractors, builders, code officials, and designers, serving thousands of individuals for over 20 years.

CSG's instructors: have years of extensive experience in building technologies, energy efficiency, and residential construction, and bring a real-world, common-sense approach to teaching. They have extensive experience in building technologies, energy efficiency and residential construction. Each one brings a real world, common sense approach to teaching.

-Steven Courville, Senior Trainer: Joining CSG in 2006, Steven Courville has over 20 years of experience in residential building science, systems and inspections.

Richard Derikart, Senior Trainer: Providing leadership and training expertise for CSG since 2004, Rick Derikart has educated builders, contractors, and technical staff about building performance for eight years and prior to that, he also taught secondary school subjects.

Hap Haven, Trainer: Hap Haven has personally trained over 1,000 contractors for their BPI certifications. He is a national leader in the field of energy education for more than 30 years who joined CSG in 2008.

Alex Glenn, Trainer: Alex Glenn has a comprehensive background in residential construction and building performance, including diagnostic and energy evaluations of both new and existing homes.



*Price includes 6 full days of training and both written and 2 hour field exams.


Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park • 1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
631-216-7518 •

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