The City of Columbia Water and Light is partnered with both BPI and NREL SAM for residential and solar contractors.
What is BPI?
- BPI (Building Performance Institute Inc.) is for residential contractors. BPI offers certification, standards, and programs to help enhance the building of homes. The BPI program certifies contractors working on home energy efficiency, comfort, durability, health, and safety.
- Contractors will be trained in the following areas:
- Residential energy audits
- Blower door testing
- Duct work testing
- Combustion safety
What is NREL SAM?
- SAM ( System Advisor Model) is for solar contractors. SAM is a performance and financial model designed to help with decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry. It offers grid-connected power projects, the cost estimate of installation and operating cost for their projects.
Training is available on demand for BPI certifications. If you would like to inquire about the training or would like more information please contact Brandon Renaud at Brandon.Renaud@como.gov or (573)817-5012
Training is available on demand for SAM certifications. If you would like to inquire about the training or would like more information please contact us at: