Elysian Energy Opens a BPI Certification and Training Center in Silver Spring
06/27/2013

Elysian Energy began operations of a new Certification and Training Center in Silver Spring this week. Elysian Energy plans to train over 150 BPI Professionals per year through one-week classes in BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Professional certifications.

Online PR News – 27-June-2013 – Silver Spring, Maryland – Elysian Energy began operations of a new Certification and Training Center in Silver Spring this week. The row-house facility is one of only five Building Performance Institute (BPI) Testing Centers in the state of Maryland. The training center will begin courses later this month, with two courses for BPI Building Analyst certification. Elysian Energy plans to train over 150 BPI Professionals per year through one-week classes in BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Professional certifications.

Elysian Energy decided to develop the facility after years of conducting training and testing within the company’s offices in Silver Spring. “There is a real need for better, real world experience in building science training. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources in Maryland that address training needs. With our new training center we hope to improve the quality and professionalism of building scientists in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas,” said Elysian Energy owner Jim Conlon. Elysian Energy’s objective is to contribute to improved energy efficiency practices and a ‘whole-house’ approach through high-quality training, which will ultimately support sustainable development growth and energy-efficiency in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The new facility doubles as a classroom and as a real-world testing house, so that students can use the equipment they learn about during training. “We think there’s tremendous benefit in being able to use the equipment during class, seeing the theory and the real-world practice side-by-side,” said Ruth Ann Scoles, Training Coordinator at Elysian Energy. “We’re working with the Building Performance Institute to provide the highest quality training and proctoring to our students,” said Ms. Scoles.

Elysian Energy is the region's leading energy efficiency firm, serving in D.C., Baltimore and surrounding counties, providing high-value service to help you comfortably lower your energy bills and carbon footprint.

Our carefully chosen team of experienced HERS Raters, BPI Certified Professionals, LEED AP consultants, and  Green Raters consistently provides a range of high-quality energy audits and other services to homeowners, building professionals and government agencies.