A BPI Test Center Providing Training in Building Science & Energy Efficiency
Located on the Phoenix campus of FSL Home Energy Solutions, the SouthWest Building Science Training Center is a leading resource for hands-on laboratory learning as well as classroom training in a variety of topics, including weatherization, energy efficiency and building science.
As a Test Center of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), the SouthWest Building Science Training Center is the authorized trainer for the Building Analyst Workshop on “whole house” residential energy techniques and has certified hundreds of contractors throughout the Southwest. This BPI certification is a requirement for contractor participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
In addition to BPI certification, we also offer Lead RRP, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certifications.
The “Success With” line of classes are being developed to encompass everything a contracting company would need to succeed in the Home Performance market. Teaching everything from how to properly answer the phone, to inventory control, the “Success With” trainings and tools are designed to work seamlessly with each other. A virtual “business in a box,” the entire “Success With” package acts as a ground up Home Performance contracting services training platform.
We currently offer two “Success With:” classes, but many more are being developed:
- Success With: Home Performance Sales – Our training has proven results!
- Success With: Quality Control – Get it done right the first time!
- Success With: Incoming Phone Calls – COMING SOON!
Fast & Focused
The “Fast & Focused” courses are 2 -3 hour workshops centered on one subject. These courses allow companies to send their technicians for very specific training, on a very specific subject, with very little investment or lost production in the field. It also allows the experienced technician the opportunity to hone one skill without losing an entire workday.
We currently offer the following “Fast & Focused” programs:
- Static Pressure Testing
- CAZ Workshop
The following vocational programs are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education:
- Residential Energy Efficiency Installer
- Residential Energy Auditor – Single Family Homes
- Residential Energy Efficiency Crew Chief
Other Continuing Education
The SouthWest Building Science Training Center also delivers a variety of other home energy and safety related classes which are not licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, including:
- WAP Admin
- Thermal Performance/Infrared Basics
- Combustion Safety
- Pressure Diagnostics