Dec 4, 2017 to Dec 5, 2017

BPI Building Science Principles | San Luis Obispo

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Overview


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Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home is the first step toward solar, geothermal or other renewable energy improvements.

The Building Science Principles certificate is not a BPI Professional Certification. The certificate is your first step into the world of home performance. The knowledge demonstrated by passing this test does not replace the knowledge, skills or abilities of BPI Building Analysts or other Certified Professionals. BPI Certified Professionals pass rigorous written and field practical exams to achieve BPI certification. They earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and re-certify every three years in order to keep up with the latest best practices in building science. Only BPI certified professionals may claim to be BPI certified.


Hands-on training is not required. However, BPI has a web-based or printed Reference Guide that can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for the 100-question online exam.*

*Web-Based Digital Reference Guide (Not mobile-friendly; computer access only) - $99
*Printed Reference Guide - $119 plus shipping


San Luis Obispo County Veterans Hall
801 Grand Avenue

Event Details


DAY 1 | Monday, December 4, 2017
Location: 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo 93401
Classroom Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

DAY 2 | Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo 93401
Classroom Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm + 1 hour exam


Light refreshments and lunch will be available throughout the day.

Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Please inform the Education Department if you have any food allergies.
(510) 285-6221​

Exam Details

Cost: $100 deposit to secure your seat*

*Attendees who take the exam and pass will be refunded $100. Attendees who do not pass the exam or are a "No Show" will be charged $100.

Cancellations / Refunds
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Scheduling: Because the exam is an online knowledge-based exam, it may be taken at any time. Candidates have one year to take the exam after registering online. Once you login and start the exam online, you have 2 hours to complete the exam.

Course Objectives

Event Speakers

John Costello

Build It Green

Mr. Costello, Project Manager in Educational Services at Build It Green, has 25+ years of professional experience, including seven years as a trainer. John provides support to BIG’s Contractor Engagement, Real Estate, and Healthy Homes programs through his knowledge of construction, sales, and quality assurance. Prior to joining Build It Green, Mr. Costello trained on behalf of Everblue, as Lead Field Instructor, Strategic Operations Specialist, and BPI SME acquiring a long list of HVAC and building science technical credentials.