Building Analyst Quick Start

You'll learn about the principles of green buildings from insulation to indoor air quality as well as how to perform comprehensive building assessments.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Roger DesRosiers, Keith Conrod

Duration : 60 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Building Analyst Quick Start

The Building Analyst Quick Start online program was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts. You'll learn about the principles of green buildings from insulation to indoor air quality as well as how to perform comprehensive building assessments.


  • Have completed the initial portion of the BPI and other Home Performance certification processes.
  • Have a better understanding of all the major systems found in a conventional building
  • Understand issues of building science and how they can relate to occupant health
  • Discover the relationships of building systems and building sustainability
  • Know observation techniques and data-collection skills
  • Use inspection and analysis approaches for comprehensive building assessments
  • Understand diagnostic testing procedures for evaluating buildings
  • Know how to prepare reports and findings for building owners


High-speed Internet is recommended, but you can still take programs online using a dial-up connection. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported.

It's recommended that students purchase the following textbook: Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings, by John T. Krigger and Chris Dorsi.


This program is for you if you're beginning your career in home performance, whether as an HVAC technician; an envelope worker in areas such as air sealing, insulation, and vapor barriers; a siding and window specialist; or an employee in a similar occupation.

The program is also suited for people who will be engaged in conducting building assessments, energy audits, performance testing, energy ratings, green ratings, rating verifications, quality assurance, quality installations, building inspections, home inspections, home tune-ups, or other related building improvement, evaluation, or repair services.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

  • Principles of Green Buildings
  • House as a System
  • Air Flow Basics
  • Heat Flow, Insulation, Windows
  • Framing and Air Sealing
  • Moisture Management
  • Conditioning Strategies
  • Ventilation
  • Combustion Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality Basics
  • Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments
  • Observation Techniques and Data Collection
  • Exterior Inspection and Exterior Building Systems Analysis
  • Interior Inspections and Building Analysis
  • Blower Door and Zonal Pressure Diagnostics, Ventilation Rates
  • Combustion Safety, Testing and Analysis I
  • Combustion Safety, Testing and Analysis II
  • Duct Diagnostics
  • Reporting and Documentation


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