From BPI.org: Earning the Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. You will learn some of the widely-used industry terminology related to building science.
The second edition of the BSP guide features an extended renewables section and an entire chapter dedicated to the U.S. DOE Home Energy Score. The guide and the exam are available in English or in Spanish, based on the user’s preference.
The BSP Certificate of Knowledge can be earned by studying the guide and then challenging the BSP online exam from your computer. The BSP exam is a 100-question multiple choice exam with a passing score of 70%. Once you successfully complete the exam, you can print your personalized BSP certificate from a computer connected to a working printer.
*BPI’s Building Science Principles certification is not a required credential for workers in the Washington State Weatherization Network. However, we believe that studying the book and passing the exam is a great way to build a solid understanding of the fundamentals. Doing so will support workers in navigating higher levels of training and certification, as they progress through their career in weatherization.
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Homes for Good Housing Agency, located in Eugene, OR, is hiring for an Energy Auditor. Please view the announcement here!
Click below to read the study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Opportunity Council.
This report presents results from an analysis of the asthma-related health impacts of weatherization and healthy homes interventions using data collected from 49 households in Northwestern Washington State covering the period from 2006 to 2013. This study was performed as part of a broader evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted for the Department of Energy (DOE).
BPI supports the development of a professionalized, highly skilled home performance industry through standards development, certification, accreditation and quality assurance.
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