SOURCE: Fluke Corp.

Fluke Corp.

May 04, 2011 10:00 ET

Fluke Provides Student Training Tool Kits for Training Affiliate Instructors Preparing Workforce for BPI Certification Exams

Hands-On Training With the Latest Test Instruments

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Fluke Corporation is lending the latest test tools from Fluke and Amprobe to help trainees learn to inspect homes and buildings, diagnose their energy efficiency and improve their performance and comfort.

This new "Hands-On-Training Tub" (HOT Tub) Program is a Fluke-sponsored equipment loan program for training affiliates of the national Building Performance Institute (BPI). BPI training affiliates, with training programs and proctors who follow the BPI Code of Ethics, are eligible to participate.

"Hands-on learning often has the greatest success compared to classroom or online learning alone," said Michael Stuart, Senior Product and Marketing Manager - Thermal Imaging, Fluke Corporation. "Our existing HOT Tub loan programs are successful and in high demand. This HOT Tub program is a natural extension into the building sciences trades. Together we can work to help develop a properly-trained and qualified workforce for the building sciences industry."

Qualified applicants can easily apply to use one of 12 available HOT Tubs:

  • Submit an application to use the loan equipment.
  • On approval, work with the program administrator to schedule available dates.
  • Use the equipment and training materials during the scheduled period.
  • Send the equipment and training materials (in the condition in which received) to the next HOT Tub equipment loan participant on the schedule.

Each HOT Tub contains over $15,000 of equipment and training materials -- powerful tools to discover and diagnose problems and, in the hands of BPI affiliates and contractors, build sustainable business and jobs. Included in each HOT Tub:

For a complete description of the hot tub program for BPI training affiliates, please visit

For More Information

Fluke offers a range of thermal imagers designed and optimized for use in building diagnostics and energy-efficiency audits. For more on the full range of Fluke thermal imaging products, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, call 800-760-4523, fax 763-551-0038 or e-mail or visit Also visit the Fluke Thermography blog at, on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, 800-44-FLUKE (800/443-5853), fax 425-446-5116, email, write to P.O. Box 9090, Everett, Wash., 98206 or visit the Fluke website at

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals, who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer's Choice and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Amprobe® Test Tools

For more than 60 years, Amprobe test tools have been the preferred choice of professionals for testing and measuring electrical properties in various field applications. Amprobe's feature-rich products are well known for high reliability at competitive prices. The company's products include clamp-on meters, power quality analyzers, multimeters (volt/amp/ohmmeters) and circuit tracers. To learn more about Amprobe products, visit

About the Building Performance Institute

The Building Performance Institute, Inc., (BPI) is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards.

BPI offers the following:

  • National standards to ensure top quality, consistent protocols are being followed throughout the home performance and weatherization workforce
  • Certification of individuals in building analyst, heating, AC/heat pump, shell/envelope and multi-family designations
  • Accreditation of contracting companies committed to delivering quality home performance improvements
  • Quality assurance to verify conformance with BPI Standards and provide feedback for continuing improvement
  • Affiliation of training organizations that deliver BPI services in their market

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Leah Friberg
    Public Relations Manager
    (425) 446-5905
    Email Contact