Kansas Building Science I n s t i t u t e
Kansas Building Science Institute (KBSI) was founded in
1996 to provide building science and energy performance
training for the weatherization, home energy rating, utility, and building trades.
KBSI conducts home energy rater certification training accredited by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). KBSI has trained and certified energy raters in more than 38 states and Canada. KBSI is also an affiliate of the Building Performance Institute (BPI).
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The training center houses a spacious multi-media classroom. Comfortable executive-style chairs are provided for all students. Meals are served on-site in the training center's banquet room. The facility is situated in a relaxing, wooded setting.
TO GET TO KBSI:
KBSI's participants come from all over the United States and Canada, making our central location a key advantage. The Kansas City International Airport (known locally as KCI) with 277 daily flights is an easy connection from most U.S. hub airports. KCI also is recognized as an efficiently designed facility and has been ranked as one of the most user friendly airports in the world. Kansas City is ranked the third most economic flight destination in the United States.
If you're flying to KCI, please note that the airport's official FAA code is "MCI." And, even though your destination is Kansas, the airport is actually located in Missouri.
Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is a more local option for getting to KBSI. MHK is home to Great Lakes Airlines, which operates four daily departures to Kansas City (MCI), and three departures to Denver (DEN). Flying to Manhattan is easy and cheaper than Kansas City when compared to driving, and a one-way ticket to Kansas City is only $69. Additional airline service begins August 25th, 2009 with the arrival of American Eagle Airlines, which will offer twice daily service to Dallas/Ft. Worth with competitive pricing on 50-seat regional jets. MHK's contemporary terminal hosts Hertz and Enterprise rental car facilities.
Additionally, the KCI Roadrunner operates 11 daily van services between KCI Airport and Manhattan.
TO STAY IN MANHATTAN:
Rob DuTeau is KBSI's Training Director. He is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering/geothermal. Before joining KBSI he taught mathematics at Friends University in Wichita.
Tom Mahoney is KBSI's Rating Services Director. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Associate Degree in Solar Engineering Technology.
Tom Chavey is a trainer for KBSI. He has been involved in housing programs for twenty years as a contractor, inspector and trainer. He is a certified Home Energy Rater, Kansas Weatherization Inspector, and Housing Quality Standards Inspector.
Nancy Leitnaker is KBSI's office manager.
Notice of Nondiscrimination: Kansas Building Science Institute is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or other nonmerit reasons in its educational programs, professional services and employment.