Home Performance Training

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Home Performance Training Services

BPI Building Science Principles

Jan 31, 8am-4:30pm, 2001 Butterfield Rd. Ste 320, Downers Grove, IL

BPI Building Analyst- Technician

Feb 5-7 & 12-14 (6 days) 8am-4:30pm 2001 Butterfield Rd. Ste 320, Downers Grove, IL

Duct Envelope Tightness- DET

March 6 7:30am-4:30pm, 1313 Timber Dr. Elgin, IL

BPI Building Science Principles

April 17 8am-4:30pm 8am-4:30pm 2001 Butterfield Rd. Ste 320, Downers Grove, IL

Since our start in 2009 Insight Property Services, Inc. has trained over 2,000 students throughout the United States.  As a BPI Test Center and training provider, as well as an Illinois Home Inspector Continuing Education provider, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the normal scope of education.

Our goal is to reform the home industry, starting with architecture & design, all the way to techs in the field. Architects, Builders, Contractors, Field Techs, and Home Inspectors all benefit from training.  If we begin to design buildings that are sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthy, the rest will follow.  We believe in going above and beyond what is expected because that is what allows us to grow and to create a better future where “Green Homes” are the new normal.

We believe that by continuously educating ourselves and others we can make this a reality.  Energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable homes are achievable, and the more we educate the people at the forefront of the industry, such as the architects & builders, and the contractors they hire, the more time, money, and frustration people will save when it comes to their homes.

We are a certified BPI Testing Center, a licensed IL Home Inspector Continuing Education Provider, and we provide continuing education credits for NATE and NARI as well.  We provide training throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, and across the United States.

IL Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier

The state of Illinois is now enforcing 2021 Energy Efficiency Code for new homes, which requires duct and envelope tightness testing.  In addition to existing BPI and RESNET certified individuals, Illinois recognizes DET Verifiers as specifically qualified to test forced air ducts and building envelopes for tightness as required by the Energy Code.

The IL Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier certification was designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association as a bridge between building professionals and Energy Raters.  This 1-day training course will introduce you to the skills necessary to perform diagnostic testing on new homes and ensure they meet the current IECC standards.

Attendees will earn the DET Verifier certification upon passing a multiple-choice and practical equipment exam at the end of the day and should be prepared to perform basic area, volume, and related calculations.

Providing professional Building, Construction, Inspection, and Audit training to Architects, Builders, Field Techs, and Tradespeople since 2009.

Advanced Combustion Training

Prevention is the key to avoiding Carbon Monoxide hazards in the home. Each year, thousands of people in the United States become ill or die from CO poisoning. Without full CO safety and combustion diagnostics, there is no way of knowing whether a system is safe or efficient. Proper Combustion Safety Testing protects both the homeowner and contractor. Insight’s 1-day training course will provide you with the skills necessary to properly identify and inspect combustion appliances such as furnaces, space heaters, and water heaters that present potential health and safety hazards.

Learn to discover potential health/safety problems before and after the retrofit process.  Earn Continuing Education Units for BPI or NATE certifications.

Attic & Crawl Space Ventilation

2 BPI CEUs

Ventilation is used to manage moisture and heat in attics and crawlspaces, yet most ventilation is undersized and poorly incorporated.  As many as 4 different trades must coordinate on a new home to properly ventilate the attic.  A lack of coordination results in most attics being poorly ventilated – leading to mold growth and structural deterioration.   While attics and crawlspaces are physically connected to a home, the air, moisture, and pollutants in these spaces should not be exchanged with the rest of the home.  The attic and crawlspace ventilation must be separate from the fresh air exchange to the living space.

FOR CERTIFICATION: ​Your completed Home Energy Score and a prioritized work-scope will be submitted and evaluated in order to complete the training and earn BPI CEUs.

Full Line of Training & Certification Classes

We offer complete training courses for individuals and corporations looking to hone their construction, inspection, or environmental testing skills. Other training in the building sciences and environmental audits include:

Furnace inspection in Chicago home
9-point roofing inspection