Building Performance Contractors Association

Level I - Infrared for Building Applications


This Training Program is funded in part by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through its Workforce Development Training Partnerships for Energy Efficiency Program (PON 1816):  NYSERDA’s funding has reduced tuition cost of this program for eligible attendees.  Accordingly, attendees will not be eligible to receive NYSERDA course fee reimbursement for this training under any other offer.  Cost-shared reimbursement of certification examination fees is available from NYSERDA through a separate application.

September 13-16, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Baldwinsville , NY 13027
Syracuse Area – Exit # 39 off the  NYS Thruway

Level I - Infrared for Building Applications prepares students to successfully apply infrared technology to residential energy audits and small commercial facilities. Those who complete the class will also meet or exceed the educational and training requirements of the new RESNET infrared standard. Please note, however, that additional field experience and minimum equipment specifications are required for full compliance. RESNET's Infrared Certification Committee may also request additional information and documentation prior to issuing certification. Please contact The Snell Group directly for more information about continuing educational credits that are available for this course.

This is a four-day event including both classroom and field work.


Baldwinsville Public Library
33 East Genesee Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Instructor - Matt Schwoegler

Matt Schwoegler joined The Snell Group in 2002 in a dual role first involving IR training and marketing. His primary responsibilities are currently as an instructor for both the four-day Level I - Infrared for Building Applications and the two-day IR for Weatherization and Energy Audits courses.  Matt recently finished leading a successful series of the two-day IR Weatherization classes for the New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA).

Matt’s technical knowledge, especially in the realm of building applications, has been integral in the evolution of The Snell Group’s marketing strategies, blending industry knowledge of IR equipment with methods for teaching thermography to audiences with a vast array of needs. When not on the road leading IR training or providing technical support to customers, Matt is busy helping coordinate the company’s global marketing campaigns involving print, electronic, and multi-media formats.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and spent several years in various marketing roles in the Vermont’s ski industry before discovering his passion for infrared.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, alpine skiing, and golf.

Hotel Information

The Red Mill Inn
4 Syracuse Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
(315) 635-4871
Single room $95 /night
Five minute walk to Library
Code:   BPCA

Microtel Hotel
131 Downer Street
Baldwinsville, NY  13027
(315) 635-9556
Single room $55/night
Less than a 10 minute drive


BPI – 16 CEU's
RESNET - 18 Professional Development Hours


BPCA Members: $1,350
Non-members:    $1,550 (Save a $100 join BPCA Today!)

Price includes tuition, continental breakfast and lunch each day; dinners are not included.  Housing is on your own.


Register online below. If the course fills before you have a chance to enroll, we have created a waiting list. We will schedule another training for different dates when there are 15 people who want to take the course. Our goal is to continue to repeat this training in other locations across the state.

A minimum of 10 registrations are required by Wednesday,  August 24, 2011 to hold this training.