Welcome to Green Energy Audit Certification

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Market Demand Spurred Tremendous Growth for Building Performance Institute in 2010
Malta, NY, January 10, 2011

Responding to explosive demand for nationally recognized credentials in the residential energy efficiency retrofit industry, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) experienced tremendous growth in 2010... Read More

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Proposed HOME STAR legislation

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.

Steps to Become a BPI Building Analyst

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.

What will be covered in the BPI Building Analyst Certification Course?

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.

Expand Your Career - Central Texas's Green Initiative

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

Career and Job Opportunities

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.

About the BPI Curriculum and Exams

Our Building Performance Institute (BPI) Curriculum and Testing is a Nationally Recognized Certification Program.

What You Need to Become an Energy Auditor

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.

Information about Austin Energy Orientations

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.

Why GEAC is the obvious choice for your Green Education

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