Building Science Principles

Course Fee - $595.00
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. Building science demonstrates how various components of a home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understanding the relationships between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home will enable you to assist yourself and others. Learn how these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home should be the first step toward solar, geothermal, or other renewable energy improvements.

Steps to certification

Take Our Course

Enroll in a open course to learn from one of our BPI certified proctors.

study for exam

Prepare for your final exam by studying practice questions given throughout the course.

Register for Exam

BSP Exam costs $109 and can be purchased directly from (

Course Overview

The knowledge you’ll acquire when earning this certificate will allow you to educate your customers about potential building performance problems, and help you to know when to call in an expert BPI Certified Building Analyst or Envelope Professional to conduct diagnostic testing.

  • Energy-related product manufacturers and their distributors and sales reps
  • Remodelers
  • Insulation/ HVAC/ window sales reps and installers
  • Solar, geothermal heat pump and other renewable energy system sales reps and installers
  • Non-hands-on employees of home performance contractors, including sales reps and administrative personnel

Course Syllabus

Register For BPi building analyst training

Step 1 of 2
If you do not see your training location please select: LOCATION NOT LISTED

Building Science Principles

Building science is the idea that the different systems, such as insulation, windows, and heating and cooling equipment, interact to affect a home’s overall comfort, safety, and energy efficiency.

Healthy Housing Principles

By keeping a home clean, dry, pest-free, contaminant-free, safe, ventilated, comfortable, and maintained, you can create the healthiest environment for yourself and for your family.

AC & Heat Pump

The BPI Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional certification teaches you to understand the role of refrigerant-based mechanical systems and their interaction with other building systems.