LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Home Performance 101, an online contractor training course provided by the Green Energy Training Academy, powered by AFC First, has been recognized for continuing education credits by the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

Home Performance 101 was initially developed as part of the Keystone HELP® contractor training and certification process under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Treasury and Department of Environmental Protection. Already one of AFC First’s most popular classroom courses, the online version of Home Performance 101 is designed as an introductory overview which educates contractors and other energy efficiency professionals about energy use in the home, the house-as-a-system approach to energy conservation and energy efficiency, market forces affecting homeowners, basic building science, state and federal incentives, and how to integrate the house-as-a-system approach into their business model.

BPI is a nationally recognized credentialing body for accreditation of contracting companies and individuals involved in home performance contracting. BPI-certified contractors can enroll in Home Performance 101 and earn continuing education credits (CEUs) toward their next certification renewal, which is required every three years.

Green Energy Training Academy said the course is also an excellent introductory resource for contractors and other professionals not currently BPI-certified.

For more information about the Green Energy Training Academy and the Home Performance 101 course, visit www.greenenergytrainingacademy.com.

Publication date: 1/6/2014

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