Why Choose Midlands Technical College’s Weatherization Training Programs?
Midlands Technical College’s weatherization programs are accredited by the Building Performance Institute, inc. (BPI). BPI is a recognized global leader, supporting the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program.
BPI works with building performance industry stakeholders to ensure that the professional bar for excellence in building performance contracting is established and maintained by creating and regularly updating technical requirements through an open, transparent, consensus-based development process.
BPI measures the knowledge, skills and competency of individuals, and evaluates the organizations impacting building performance. This is accomplished with an integrated certification, accreditation and quality assurance program designed to support the building performance contracting industry.
BPI also offers added support services that promote and stimulate infrastructural development, emphasizing education and outreach.
The House as a System
Many homes have comfort problems like drafts or rooms that are hard to heat or cool. Some experience high energy bills. Others suffer from mold, mildew or moisture damage.
These symptoms are obvious, but sometimes the root causes are not readily apparent. Is it the furnace? Should the home be more airtight? Does it need more insulation? Should the ducts be sealed? Does it require a new air conditioner? Are the windows ready for replacement?
Everything is connected. The relationship between all the systems in the house is the key to its overall performance – health, safety and comfort, and energy efficiency and durability.
BPI professionals have completed rigorous training and in-home performance evaluation focusing on this house-as-a-system concept. These systems include heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and the building envelope or outer shell, the foundations, walls, roof, windows, doors and all their component parts. By using building science technology to solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems that are driving high energy costs, BPI professionals provide home owners with a more comfortable, safe and durable home.