Event Title:

California Multifamily Existing Building Training


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Event Date/Time:

Start: 3/10/2014 8:30:00 AM
End: 3/13/2014 5:00:00 PM


Professional Training
CALCerts, Build It Green, Association for Energy Affordability


Costa Mesa Marriott


Mar 10, 2014 8:30 AM
Mar 10, 2014 8:30 AM

Event Deadline:

03/10/2014 08:30

Event Notes:


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)’s Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Program is a whole-building, performance-based rebate program to encourage energy-efficient multifamily building retrofits. The program aims to train qualified HERS II Raters and other qualified professionals to support the upgrade of 2000 multifamily units by the end of 2014, and will position participants to perform work under the full program roll-out.

To qualify to perform whole building energy audits, recommendations and third-party verifications under this program, Raters must have completed the California Multifamily Existing Building Training described below.

Dates: March 6th - 7th, 10th - 13th  | Costa Mesa

  • Classroom training  | March 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th |  8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Classroom training and field tutorial  |  March 12th  |  8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Exams  | March 13th |  8:30 am –  3 pm


  • Training: Free*
  • BPI Exam: $524.95
  • GreenPoint Rated Exam: Free

 * To become certified as a GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily Rater, you must have taken and passed CGBP (or equivalent) and GreenPoint Rated Core. Both of these trainings cost $450 and are not part of this training.   Contact Build It Green’s Education department at 510-285-6221 or training@builditgreen.org to sign-up for those trainings.


Prerequisites for Rater entry into MF program:

Applicants must hold two of the following certifications

  1. RESNET Rater or California Whole-House Home Energy (HERS II) Rater
  2. BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (BPI MF BA)
  3. GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily Rater


Prerequisites for BPI certification
No prerequisites are needed to become certified as a BPI MF BA.


Prerequisites GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily certification
Completion of GreenPoint Rated Core.

2 years of building experience working on multifamily buildings. 

Building and home performance experience requirements. Go here to learn more.  


Space is limited. A maximum of two (2) qualified individuals per company may attend.  Preference will be given to those with the most relevant experience. For those pursuing GreenPoint Rated certification you must make arrangements to attend the other trainings (CGBP and GPR Core) before getting certified as an Existing Home Multifamily GreenPoint Rater. Each of those other trainings is $450 per training.


To sign up for this training:

  • Complete the application (see below).
  • Register and pay for the BPI Multifamily Building Analyst exam ($500). A link to proceed with payment will be provided upon approval of this application.
  • Attendees must agree to provide feedback and participate in a limited number of focus groups

Please plan to bring:

  • A laptop computer that can connect to wireless internet (for the BPI exam)
  • A tape measure, pencil, pen, clipboard, and notepad

For more information, contact Build It Green at 510-285-6221 or training@builditgreen.org.

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 *Upon completing this training and passing the BPI Multifamily Building Analyst exam, attendees will be placed on a list of multifamily raters qualified to serve the Energy Upgrade California PG&E Multifamily Program. However, this training does not result in a certification from CalCERTS, Inc. or the State of California. Attendees may sit for the GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily Rater exam upon completion of this course, but must pre-submit a separate application to verify eligibility for that certification.

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

“PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. © 2008 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.


Energy Upgrade California™ is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, and the state’s investor-owned utilities. Funding comes from the utilities’ ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission in addition to incremental funding from the Department of Energy.© 2013 Energy Upgrade California. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.




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  Education Department

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  510-590-3360 x603

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