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Part Two - Retrofit Installer Technician
Webinar Available On-Demand - $45
Qualifies for up to 1.5 BPI CEU's - BPI CEU policy

A Retrofit Installer Technician is a residential energy efficiency professional who installs energy efficiency upgrades in single-family homes, and small multi-family housing (2-4 units).

This presentation will examine how growing a building performance company can be aligned with nationally recognized professional certifications as a business model, and as a marketing program.  Homeowners able to recognize and trust quality energy upgrades will tell their neighbors at the backyard grill.  Contractors able to adapt will hire more certified crews and grow business.

  • Why you should be aware of industry opportunities
  • Hear how building science and sales connect
  • Certification prerequisites to prepare for
  • Update on the background check requirements
  • Pilot certification program - Now Open!

Continuing Education Units

Building Performance Institute - BPI
This webinar qualifies for up to 1.5 Continuing Education Credits Live.

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI
This webinar qualifies for 1.5 InterNACHI CE Hours.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry - NARI
This webinar qualifies for 1.5 NARI CEU's.


Webinar SeriesPartnersBPI CEU'sOn-Demand Webinars

Stephen Michael Self, Sustainable Ideas

Sustainable Ideas offers a wide range of services to companies and organizations transitioning to, or growing in the building performance, energy efficiency and sustainability industries. Our multifaceted approach addresses building science, training, mentoring and business development. At Sustainable Ideas we seek to nurture the seeds of the future while delivering green revenues today. 

Julie Hughes, U.S. Department of Energy

Julie Hughes is a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.   At DOE, she focuses on a variety of energy efficiency issues that range from strengthening healthy homes efforts when homes are weatherized, to enabling state and local entities to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency to transform local markets.  Prior to her work at DOE, Julie served as chief of staff for New York City’s energy policy department under the leadership of Mayor Bloomberg.   She began her career as a consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ environmental practice.
Randy Bates, InOrOut Smart Energy

Our goal is offer solutions which promote comfort and responsibility with regards to home energy use. Providing HERS ratings, BPI certified Home Energy Audits along with comfort, health and efficiency solutions to the new and existing residential housing market, we focus on the goals of the homeowner to ensure optimal value for our services. InorOut Smart Energy wants to help you live within your energy means.
Matt Harbeck, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance

Matt has provided business insurance to clients and contractors for over 8 years starting working with personal, W/C marketing and business insurance.  Matt also has experience in the construction industry working for a steel company building large metal buildings such as Airport Hangers.  Matt currently works with energy upgrade contractors around the country as well as training organizations and providers.
Bruce DeMaine, Building Performance Institute

Bruce joined BPI in May of 2011 and now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. A 25-year veteran of the environmental certification and accreditation field, Bruce led multiple American National Standards Institute accreditation and certification committees in the review of ISO standards and approval of certification bodies. He most recently served as Vice President of Certifications for the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), where he was responsible for the certification of buildings to the LEED ratings systems. Prior to joining GBCI, DeMaine founded Precision Preservation and Inspection (PPI), a consulting firm specializing in areas of ISO quality systems, strategic planning, business process improvement, environmental compliance and safety initiatives. Before launching PPI, DeMaine spent ten years as Director of Corporate QA, Facilities and Safety for NSF International, a public health and safety company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Bruce worked in family owned construction company for several years performing all the trades.