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Energy Auditing and WeatherizationReady to Work Academy & Energy Efficiency Specialist 

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Energy Auditing and Weatherization
BPI Rocky Mountain Education Center is a BPI Testing Center.

The BPI Certification Testing supported by Rocky Mountain Education Center

Pre-Testing Mentoring Sessions
These session will provide practice in the use of the tools and techniques required of the energy efficiency professional.

FEE: 4 Hour Session $400; additional time over 4 hours will be paid by the student at a rate of $75. Per ½ hour

To Register: CLICK HERE for availability

To schedule mentoring session contact Ed Hegwood 303-914-6202.

RMENY 202 - Building Analyst (Written and Field Exams)
Go beyond a traditional energy audit to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science.

FEE:  Field Exam $550
To Register: CLICK HERE for availability

Written Exam $250 must be scheduled with the RRCC Assessment Center at 303.914.6720

“All BPI certified professional designations are based on house-as-a-system fundamental building science. The designations are not meant to take the place of your other qualifications, but to enhance them and build upon them to make you one of the most valuable contributors to the home performance industry”.
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Test your knowledge by taking the BPI Building Analyst Written Pre-Test Examinations in the following topics:

BPI Air Leakage Exam 1 of 6
BPI Science Exam 2 of 6
BPI Calculations Formulas Exam 3 of 6
BPI Insulation Exam 4 of 6
BPI Mechanical Systems & Ducts Exam 5 of 6
BPI Windows Exam 6 of 6

The BPI Building Analyst written Exam can be scheduled through the Red Rocks Community College Assessment Center Lakewood Campus: 303.914.6720, Stan Eigsti,, Assessment Center Coordinator

The BPI Field Exams are scheduled according to proctor availability. To schedule contact Ed Hegwood, 303-914-6202.

BIOS of our BPI certified Proctors:

Brian Lee
Joe Hall
Rich Moore

Ready to Work Academy & Energy Efficiency Specialist

Ready to Work Academy

The Ready to Work Academy is a two week intensive training course aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a HVAC / Infrastructure Technician.

CLICK HERE to download the Ready To Work Academy Flow Chart

Infrastructure Technicians:

Infrastructure = services and facilities necessary for an economy to function

Technicians = specialist trained in the skills and techniques related to the field they serve and solve technical problems

All human activities rely on these Technicians for:

  • Personal Comfort
  • Medical Health
  • Food
  • Indoor air quality
  • Work productivity

RMHVAC 603-003 - $1400 Ready to Work Academy

Parent / Student Information Open Lab at RRCC

3 Oct 2014 Friday night 6:00 – 7:00PM
4 Oct 2014 Saturday morning 10:00 – 11:00AM
9 Oct 2014 Thursday night 6:00 – 7:00PM
10 Oct 2014 Friday night 6:00 – 7:00PM
11 Oct 2014 Saturday morning 10:00 – 11:00AM
23 Oct 2014 Thursday night 6:00 – 7:00PM
24 Oct 2014 Friday night 6:00 – 7:00PM
25 Oct 2014 Saturday morning 10:00 – 11:00AM

Parent / Student Information Open Lab at RRCC anytime by appointment

CLICK HERE for more information and to register

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CLICK HERE for information regarding the Energy Efficiency Specialist Certificate Programs

Energy Efficiency for the Existing Built Environment
Hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

Existing buildings offer tremendous opportunities to conserve energy and water as well as provide healthier, more productive work environments.

This market demand is strong for all workers at all levels of the built environment to keep up with new techniques in this energy efficiency economy.

Our Certificate Programs are made up of a series of topic-appropriate short course workshops to meet specific learning needs.

Our program features small, personalized classes with specialized, hands-on instruction in the best HVAC lab in Colorado.

Your certificate indicates that you possess the skills, knowledge and abilities that are in demand in the residential and commercial energy efficiency field today.

The Energy Efficiency Specialist is distinguished by promoting a holistic systems approach to energy efficient upgrades based on return on investment.

The Energy Efficiency Specialist effectively frees the stranded energy and money that exists in buildings today.

Classrooms are incorporated into lab areas and provide a comfortable learning environment. Labs are fully equipped with training units.

This Program Is For?
This program will appeal to those with a residential or commercial buildings background looking for focused, advanced training using a holistic approach to understanding the entire building as a system.

Skill Requirements
Student needs a working knowledge of mechanical/electrical systems representation, symbols, and scales. Students should possess residential or commercial buildings mechanical/electrical aptitude and have a working understanding of Microsoft Windows. The courses have been carefully designed to minimize the time spent on general academic upgrading. Math skills are necessary to calculate dimensions of facilities for load calculations and energy utilization. The student must have a 10 hour OSHA Card.

Preferred Background
Applicants should have a minimum of one year of residential or commercial buildings background or a comparable combination of technical training and experience.

Schedule of Courses

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