Available courses

This brief tutorial will cover the differences between the Smart Start Buildings and Pay for Performance Programs, to help you determine the appropriate program to pursue based on the specific needs of your project.

This course is a supplemental 1 hour training to the Pay for Performance New Construction Training. It takes a closer look at ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Mandatory Requirements, ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Appendix G with BM Package Accepted, as well as ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient compliance path and the ERP Template.

The training begins with a high-level overview of the how the program works, and takes a look at the deliverables that are expected of Program Partners, including the development of the Energy Reduction Plan. The training then delves into the technical requirements of the program by providing a look at building energy modeling requirements, installation requirements, and post-construction benchmarking. Partners are also required to take and pass two assessments against the training material to complete the course.

This course describes and demonstrates the Combustion Safety Test Procedure for Vented Appliances using the Building Performance Institute's Technical Standards for the Building Analyst Professional.


Welcome to the Residential New Construction Program Updates. This course will review specific program requirements that are critical for compliance with the ENERGY STAR® program, including those that have changed due to the Energy Star Version 3.1, and/or the shift to IECC 2015 here in NJ.

This course will provide a complete walk through of the Pay for Performance New Construction program, which includes the most recent updates to the Program from previous iterations. This training is only available to approved Program Partners of the Pay for Performance Program. The course will provide a thorough overview of each section of the Program Guidelines. It will begin with a brief introduction to Pay for Performance, and it will provide an overview of the Program Guidelines and General Requirements of the Program. It will cover the development of the Proposed Energy Reduction Plan, Building Simulation requirements, and the Installation/As-Built Energy Reduction Plan. The training will conclude with lessons covering the Commissioning process, Post-Construction Performance Evaluation, and it will wrap up with Next Steps for Program Partners as they begin participating in P4P New Construction.

This course will provide a complete walk-through of the Direct Install program, which includes the most recent updates to the program from previous iterations. This training is only available for approved Program Partners of the Direct Install program. The training begins with a high-level overview of the how the program works, and then takes a step by step view of the work process as well as program codes of conduct, budget management and program reporting requirements. The training then provides an overview of the Energy Assessment Tool or EAT, including a review of all the major input categories. After viewing the course content, partners are required to take and pass an assessment on the training material.

This brief course will cover some best-practice methods for verifying that your calculations for Manual J and S are as accurate as possible, based on issues that are commonly encountered when completing the necessary calculations.

This training presents the framework of the Zero Energy Ready Homes program and its components. There are many details and specifications that are involved in the design and construction of a Zero Energy Ready Home. A Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.