Building Analyst Technician

Course Fee - $1,695.00
The BPI Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) certification is an early-career credential for workers in the home performance industry. This certification gives a great entrance to the industry while providing a clear path for professional growth. A BA-T's work includes data collection and diagnostic testing for a whole-home assessments. The BA-T's skills and knowledge include: buildings & their systems, testing & data collection, and industry standards.

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Course Overview

With the BPI Building Analyst certification, you will learn how to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify problems at their root cause, and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science. The Building Analyst certification verifies your knowledge, skills and abilities needed to conduct comprehensive building performance audits, including assessing whole-building ventilation, measuring airflow, combustion safety and testing/data collection.

Course Syllabus

Course Instructors

Mark Lera

Course Instructor

JOhn Mitchell

Course Instructor

Standards of Reference: ANSI/BPI-1200-S-2017 Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings

  • Correctly inspected gas/propane system for leaks/potential problems – NON-SCORABLE
  • Calibrate combustible gas detector (CGD) outside
  • Appropriate locations checked with appropriate speed
  • Mentioned method of verifying significant gas/propane leak (bubble solution) – ask
  • Correctly identified heating/cooling system types
  • Visual inspection of venting system for problems – NON-SCORABLE
    • Determined condition accurately
  • Correctly set up for natural conditions
  • Correctly recorded pressure differential in the CAZ prior to turning on exhaust appliances
  • Correctly set up home in worst case condition – NON-SCORABLE
    • All exhaust appliances running
    • Correct door closures – measured quantitatively or qualitatively
    • Air handler operation impact checked accurately
  • Correctly checked for worst case spillage in heating system
  • Correctly determined if the appliance passes the spillage test
  • Correctly checked for worst case spillage in the domestic water heater
  • Correctly determined if the appliance passes the spillage test
  • Correctly prepared CO monitor for use while outside of the building
  • Correctly tested ambient CO indoors
  • Correctly measured heating system flue gas CO during combustion safety testing
  • Correctly measured DHW flue gas CO during combustion safety testing
  • Appropriately applied BPI action levels based on test results for CO in the flue (choose DHW or heating system)
  • Correctly monitored ambient CO levels in the CAZ during entire combustion safety tests
  • Tested for CO in oven – NON-SCORABLE
  • Correctly checked for items, excessive debris inside oven
  • Oven test sampling location appropriate
  • Properly identified supplies and returns on hydronic systems
  • Properly identified supplies and returns on ducted distribution systems
  • Combustion appliances set to pilot or disabled
  • Proper set up of the blower door frame/shroud/fan
  • Proper set up of the manometer
  • Proper house setup for testing
  • Correctly measured baseline pressure differential
  • Accurate CFM50 measurement
  • Correctly measured existing ventilation fan flow
  • Conducted sample room by room inspection with blower door running
  • Correctly demonstrated usage of the pressure pan
  • Correctly identified type of domestic water heater
  • Accurately determined condition of basic safety controls

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