Weatherization Course Offered

Applying The ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation Strategy

For an extended period of time, Indiana’s Weatherization Program has been following the ASHRAE 62-89 ventilation strategy as a guideline for building tightness and determining a ‘Minimum Ventilation Requirement’. ASHRAE has since developed a new strategy called the ASHRAE 62.2 that gives partial credit for infiltration and exfiltration as a ventilation strategy, whereas the 62-89 before it had given full credit. Beginning January 2012, the Weatherization Program requires full implementation of the ASHRAE 62.2. This will change how we address the MVR and assess ventilation.

This course will cover the background behind developing the 62.2, how it applies to retrofit work, and what energy auditors need to know regarding equipment performance, sizing and selection criteria. We will demonstrate the INCAA 62.2 Spreadsheet to make processing this information a breeze.

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Analysis

This one-day segment of the Advanced Heating Systems training is designed to provide Weatherization Auditors and Heating Technicians with the causes of carbon monoxide problems and the mitigation procedures. Also, learn how to operate a combustion analyzer to perform combustion analysis.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


CAZ Pressure Diagnostics for Auditors and Heating Techs

This one-day class is intended to look at (“Worst Case”) pressure testing of the CAZ from a more complete perspective than what is required for shell technicians in the Daily Safety Test Out procedure.  Health and Safety has always been our first consideration when performing CAZ pressure testing – we have been long familiar with the term “Worst Case” draft testing.  But, there are also building durability, IAQ, comfort and energy efficiency issues that we must consider.  In this class, we will look at concepts and causes of pressure problems along with testing procedures and test equipment.  Participants will be challenged to interpret pressure diagnostic test results and identify appropriate repairs to make the building work in all respects.  This class is geared toward Auditors and Technicians who are responsible for performing CAZ pressure diagnostics and affecting repairs.

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Client Education

This one-day course focus’ on all aspects of client education throughout the weatherization process. In 2017, Department of Energy (DOE) issued the WPN 17-7 Health and Safety Guidance. In this guidance, DOE provided very specific requirements for client education related to each topic incorporated in this document. This client education course is fully aligned for WAP compliance with WPN 17-7. The course will also teach/train weatherization workers on the aspects of proper use and maintenance of all systems WAP installs as part of the weatherization process. We will also focus on client education that will help the clients understand how they can maximize and take control of their energy savings by incorporating small, no cost changes into their daily habits with a focus on decreasing base-load energy use.

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Communication in Weatherization

Communication is probably the least discussed product and tool we train on, discuss, and work to improve in the weatherization; however, it is probably one of the most valuable assets in our weatherization toolkit. It is the only constant that crosses all roles in the Weatherization Assistance Program from the Department of Energy to Grantees to Sub-grantees to contractors, including all contracted roles such as NREL, IREC, Oakridge Laboratories, State Monitors, Training Centers, HVAC professionals, and Retrofit Installer Professional; and clients. Did you know that 93% of all communication is non-verbal?  That means colleagues are listening more to what we are NOT saying with our words than they are to the actual words we are speaking. This course is designed to bring awareness to how our communication is delivered to others, how it is heard by others, and how it can improve our work environment and the effectiveness with which we work. It is also a key in delivering effective client education to assist WAP in maximizing energy savings and prolonging the life of the measures we install. Strong communication skills can also help keep job flow moving forward in order to assist sub-grantees in attaining completions in a timely manner.

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Crew Leader 

An IREC-accredited Course 

Crew Leader is a course that has been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

This training course is designed to instruct designated supervisors of each shell crew on work scope strategies, quality control, safe practices and work sites, testing procedures, documentation and conducting final walk-throughs.

Course Objectives 

This course will cover: 

  • developing a work scope and a plan for its execution, including how to identify and disperse necessary permits, releases and more
  • identifying materials and personnel needed to safely complete the job
  • successful communication with clients, crew personnel and auditors, including establishing rapport with all individuals involved
  • prepare for the work, including conducting interior and exterior visual home inspection reviews with crew in order to confirm completion of prerequisite work, identify needs for work-scope changes, perform job safety review and address unsafe conditions
  • preparing a house for executing a work order, including protecting the interior and exterior of the house, testing in and setting up containment if necessary
  • executing a work order and managing a project, including maintaining quality control, monitoring safety practices, mentoring crew and more
  • documenting time and materials
  • maintaining safe practices and a safe work site
  • finalizing a job and testing out

Course Details 

  • Two days of course instruction
  • Written test at end of day two
  • Customized to meet your network's needs

What You Will Learn 

  • safe work practice skills, including:
    • electing and using appropriate Personal Protection Equipment
    • using basic hand and power tools
  • how to read and interpret a work scope
  • how to integrate information from multiple sources
  • how to estimate time required to complete each component of the work scope
  • how to assess crew members’ and contractors’ capabilities
  • how to communicate in layman’s terms with clients, overcoming language barriers and other communication tactics
  • how to identify materials and methods appropriate for a job
  • how to install containment zones using best practices
  • how to manage multiple operations and tasks on the job site
  • job-related ethics

Course Prerequisite 

Successful completion of the Retrofit Installer—Shell course

What is a Crew Leader? 

A Crew Leader is a residential energy-efficiency professional who overlooks all retrofitting activities that are specified in a job’s work scope. He or she is responsible for interacting with the client, managing personnel and materials, and maintaining job site safety. 

About NREL's Job Task Analysis 

The Crew Leader course follows the NREL’s Crew Leader Job Task Analysis (JTA). The JTA is the foundation for the IREC credentialing program, identifying critical knowledge areas, work functions and skills for a professional working in the field. 

The JTA was created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and includes a blueprint for the examination used in the course.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $1050.00
Indiana CEUs:  0


Daily Safety Test-Out Procedures

This one-day course will cover the basics of DSTO.  In the early portion of the day, we review the DSTO form in detail.  We discuss the entire DSTO process of how to set up the house to determine the worst-case combustion appliance zone (CAZ) depressurization, the effects of exhaust equipment, the effects of door positions, the effects of duct leakage, and HVAC equipment operation mode.  The afternoon portion of the course is a “hands-on” interactive demonstration where we will conduct the DSTO procedure while completing the DSTO form.  The target audience for this course is for those who do are not required to complete comprehensive HVAC and/or water heater diagnostic and safety testing or for those would like a refresher on basic safety and diagnostic testing related to  HVAC and/or water heaters. The goal of this course to ensure the home is left in a safe condition at the end of weatherization workday.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


DOE Weatherization Health & Safety Policy

In 2011, DOE issued a new Weatherization Program Notice (11-06) in an attempt to provide clearer guidance for Health and Safety issues that we discover in houses we weatherize.  This guidance tells us what is allowable and what is not allowable....it all boils down to the State Plan.  We will detail the WPN-11-06 and then find what the Indiana State Plan says.  From there, we can strategize how to work through issues so we can produce "Healthy Homes".

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEUs: 6
BPI CEUs:  3


Electric Furnace & Heat Pump Inspections

This is a two-day course designed to give Weatherization Auditors and Heating Technicians the skills and knowledge necessary to inspect and evaluate electric furnaces and heat pump systems. We will cover the sequence of operations and proper control setup to gain the most efficiency from heat pump systems.

Prerequisites:
Retrofit Mechanical Installer Course or
Mechanical Systems for Auditors Course

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Energy Auditor

An IREC-accredited Course

Energy Auditor is a course that has been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Course Description

Goal
This 5-day class is based on the NREL/DoE Job Task Analysis for Energy Auditor and is intended to provide participants with the knowledge of the steps involved in the process of becoming an Energy Auditor in the DOE National Weatherization Program.  We will discuss the audit process from beginning to end interspersed with classroom activities to reinforce concepts and inspection procedures.  Participants are expected to have a knowledge base in place which will allow a viable transition from knowing to implementation.  The goal of this class is to take information learned in other classes and in the field and “put it all together” into a comprehensive audit process along with preparing participants for taking the BPI HEP Energy Auditor certification exams.  There are recommended pre-requisite classes before attending this session.

Learning Objectives
By attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize all the requirements needed to function as an Energy Auditor in the DOE Weatherization Program
  • Review all forms and documents required as part of the audit process for Indiana
  • Organize classroom information and previous knowledge base into a comprehensive field audit process
  • Demonstrate Auditor skills and inspection processes on a home in the field as part of the Indiana Skills Verification process
  • Formulate a work scope based on the Indiana Weatherization Priority List
  • Validate work scope recommendations through collaboration with the Final Inspector and through future utility bill analysis

Course Details

  • Five days of course instruction and demonstrations
  • Written test at end of day five
  • Class Times are:
    Day 1: 9:00 – 4:30
    Day 2: 8:30 – 4:30
    Day 3: 8:30 – 4:30
    Day 4: 8:30 – 4:30
    Day 5: 8:30 – 4:30

Prerequisites 

  • Successful completion of Retrofit Installer Shell and Crew Leader courses
  • Currently hold a Building Analyst / Energy Auditor certification or have been working as an energy auditor

Additionally (not required):

  • Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Pressure Diagnostics for Auditors and Technicians (1 day)
  • Mechanical Systems for Auditors (MSA – 2 days)

What is an Energy Auditor?

An energy auditor is a residential energy-efficiency professional who evaluates the energy efficiency, health and safety of a home and conducts field measurements to identify areas for savings. The energy auditor produces a report of this information and recommends changes to the customer, client or contractor.

About NREL's Job Task Analysis

This course follows the NREL’s Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis (JTA). The JTA is the foundation for the IREC credentialing program, identifying critical knowledge areas, work functions and skills for a professional working in the field.

The JTA was created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and includes a blueprint for the examination used in the course.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $1750.00
Indiana CEUs: 0


Heating System Airflow Diagnostics

This one-day segment of the Advanced Heating Systems training is designed to provide Weatherization Auditors and Heating Technicians with the process to calculate the required airflow and the tools necessary to measure airflow in a duct system. Learn how static pressure and duct sizing relate to the temperature rise of a furnace.

Out-of-Network Cost: $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Healthy Home Evaluator for HHE Certification

From identifying asthma triggers and risk of lead poisoning to testing for CO and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate a healthy home analysis into home performance assessments. The Healthy Homes Evaluator course is designed to prepare BPI Building Analyst, Multifamily Building Analyst, Energy Auditors, and Quality Control Inspectors to identify and evaluate health-related hazards in a client’s home from a new perspective. This course will delve deeply into the 8 “Keep It Principles” of a Healthy Home and the potential health impacts of housing hazards. For those with the above-mentioned certifications, this course will prepare them to take the Healthy Homes Evaluator Test and obtain the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator(HHE) credential. A credentialed HHE will then be able to assess home-based environmental health and safety hazards and to provide a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards. For those who have no BPI credentials, this course builds upon the general knowledge learned in other courses taught at Indiana Community Action Association.

*For those seeking HHE certification, the first attempt at testing is funded by IHCDA (for those within the Indiana Weatherization Network only)

Prerequisites: (1) Lead-Safe Weatherization; (2) Moisture Course; and (3) review of the BPI Certification Scheme for HHE. See link below:

http://www.bpi.org/sites/default/files/Healthy%20Home%20Evaluator%20Scheme%20Handbook.pdf

Recommended: For those seeking HHE certification it is recommended, but not required to complete a comprehensive Healthy Home Evaluation in an occupied home with a certified HHE. To schedule this, please contact Christin Willman, BPI HHE at [email protected] or 317-638-4232.

Out-of-Network Cost: $1050.00 
Indiana CEU's= 0
BPI CEUs = 4.5


High Performance Insulation

The class is designed to provide auditors and installers with thorough knowledge of these two insulation products which have become very popular in Indiana’s Weatherization Program. Regarding spray foam, we will explore the best applications for “two-part”, alternative packaging and delivery systems, and safe practices. Topics relating to “dense pack” are the details that make dense pack perform better than standard wall insulation, how to recognize and treat “key junctures” that are common in older buildings, and introduction to all of the relevant tools and techniques. One day will be spent in the field.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 12
BPI CEU's = 6


Lead Safe Weatherization

Lead Safe Weatherization will be part lecture and part hands-on. The hands-on portion will demonstrate typical Weatherization measures where lead safety is needed. There is a study period and a written test at the end of the day. This course is NOT a Lead Renovator course and does NOT fulfill the Lead Renovator requirement. Rather, this course will identify practices that workers must implement to provide lead safety in the workplace for themselves as well as the occupants of the home.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Mechanical Systems for Auditors

This is an introductory class that will look at the different types of mechanical systems in Weatherization houses from an Auditor perspective. It will provide an overview of operational characteristics, components and testing considerations for gas, oil, solid fuel or electric furnaces, boilers, cook-stoves, water heaters, air conditioners and heat pumps. We will use the following forms as guidance for the inspection portion of the class: Gas Appliance Inspection, Oil Furnace, Boiler, Electric Furnace, Gas Range, Heat Pump and Wood Stove.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $700.00
Indiana CEU's = 12
BPI CEU's = 6


Mobile Home Weatherization

This two-day course is designed to address the unique characteristics of mobile homes. It has been updated to focus on the latest, most cost-effective weatherization approaches, such as duct sealing and "belly blow". This course is aimed at crew members as well as auditors.

Day 1: Weatherizing Mobile Homes
The classroom day of Mobile Home Weatherization is designed to provide auditors and installers with the knowledge required to effectively weatherize a mobile home. Topics include: what makes mobile homes different than site-built houses, a brief history of the weatherization approach to mobile homes, and detailed coverage of current mobile home measures. This segment also provides guidance about features that are unique to mobile homes including: rodent barriers, swag bellies, bowstring trusses and package air conditioner ducts and dampers. This segment also provides detailed instruction on when and how to add insulation to mobile homes.

Day 2:  Field Day for a Weatherizing Mobile Home

Out-of-Network Cost: $700.00
Indiana CEU's = 12
BPI CEU's = 6


Moisture Assessment

The Moisture Assessment class will help technicians and auditors identify the conditions that promote mold growth. We will identify treatment options for less extensive mold conditions and best Weatherization practices to prevent mold growth. We will discuss health aspects for both workers and clients.
Mold is supposedly everywhere, but where is the mold that I need to be concerned about in regards to performing Weatherization? What levels of mold are of relatively minimal concern and easily cleanable? What levels and locations are significant enough that it's best to delay Weatherization? Where do we draw the line? When are conditions significant enough for a 'walk away'?

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's: 6
BPI CEU's: 3


NEAT/MHEA

This two-day course teaches the student how to utilize energy modeling software in order to determine a cost-effective strategy for the weatherization of site-built homes, manufactured homes, and some multifamily dwellings. The course is designed to benefit not only novice users of the software but also experienced users of the software.  The course will include a tab-by-tab review of the software.  The student will learn how to create and edit libraries within the software, how to use and create user-defined measures, how and where to edit materials and pricing, and how to enter site-built and manufactured home specifications into the software in order to obtain a valid scope of work. For students from the Indiana weatherization assistance program, the course will also include compliance with IHCDA policy and procedures.  Each student will be required to input several models of differing types of housing.  At the conclusion of the lecture portion of the course, students will be required to complete an end-of-course examination where the student will input data from a home to create from a NEAT audit report.  Upon successful completion of the course and examination, the student will receive a certification of satisfactory completion. The certification of satisfactory completion fulfills the BPI prerequisite for energy modeling training.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $700.00
Indiana CEUs: 12
BPI CEUs: 6


New Furnace Installation Inspections

This training is designed to provide Weatherization Auditors and Heating Technicians with the Indiana New Furnace Installation Inspection Procedure and will focus on filling out the New Furnace Installation Inspection Form.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEUs:  6
BPI CEUs:  3


 

Quality Control Inspector

An IREC-accredited Course

Final Inspector/Quality Control Inspector is a course that has been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Course Description

At the root of every successful completion is a comprehensive and accurate evaluation of the entire Weatherization process. This course is designed to comprehensively encompass the domains and tasks as required for the Quality Control Inspector(QCI) and outlined within Job Task Analysis for QCI. During each day of class, there will be ample time to discuss questions and various scenarios from attendees. We will also spend time reviewing DOE and IHCDA policy, as well as BPI standards throughout this course.

Day 1: We will cover the steps/application process as outlines by BPI. The course will follow the JTA, beginning with Domain 1: In-Process Evaluation while speaking to the details required with the in-process evaluation, including verification of compliance of safety regulations and evaluation of the in-process work quality.

Day 2: We will focus our time on the Post-Work Evaluation and process. This will include a lecture on verifying installed measures and initial assessment of details; evaluating installed measures for compliance with standards; and ensuring complete understanding of the abilities and knowledge required to perform a high quality inspection.

Day 3: We will focus on Project Compliance and Completion by discussing whether policy requirements for a successful completion have been met. We will also complete a mock full file and job review by writing up a QCI report, including the importance of writing reports that include commendations, identification of trends, and a diplomatic style of writing.

Course Objectives

This course will:

  • detail all diagnostic procedures for shell, mechanical, and health and safety
  • look at the appropriateness of audit procedures and work-scope effectiveness
  • explore ways to evaluate all aspects of the weatherization process, looking for opportunities to improve our product
  • evaluate the need for an interim inspection and site visits for crews in progress
  • identify what work meets expectations and where improvements are necessary
  • detail how to proceed with the need for additional work

Course Details

  • Three days of course instruction and demonstrations
  • Written test at end of day four
  • Customized to meet your network’s needs

What You Will Learn

  • to understand the house as a system
  • local regulations and standards
  • purpose of monitoring and inspecting
  • what should be included in an inspector’s “toolbox”
  • how to use diagnostic tools and interpret findings
  • how to conduct quality checks for work in progress and post-work
  • how to perform exterior and interior visual/sensory and diagnostic inspections
  • ways to ensure workers’ professionalism
  • how to evaluate client satisfaction
  • how to ensure program or project compliance
  • how to report findings
  • and more!

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Energy Auditor course or equivalent

What is a Quality Control Inspector (QCI)?

A quality control inspector is a residential energy-efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness and quality of energy upgrade work by:

  • conducting a methodological audit/inspection of a building
  • performing safety and diagnostic tests
  • observing the work.

About NREL's Job Task Analysis

The Final Inspector course follows the NREL’s Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis (JTA). The JTA is the foundation for the IREC credentialing program, identifying critical knowledge areas, work functions and skills for a professional working in the field.

The JTA was created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and includes a blueprint for the examination used in the course.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $1050.00
Indiana CEUs:  0


Retrofit Installer Shell

An IREC-accredited Course

 

Retrofit Installer: Shell is a course that has been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Course Description

This course is basic training for Retrofit Installers, the technicians whose work activities are largely comprised of insulating and air-sealing residential buildings, and whose work forms the core of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Program. This is where installers learn the fundamental concepts of building science and how to use tools like the blower door to make buildings safe and efficient.

This course is also a critical prerequisite for personnel who will advance to become Crew Leaders, Energy Auditors and Quality Control Inspectors.

Course Objectives

This course will:

  • expose participants to all requirements needed to function as a Retrofit Installer/Shell in the Department of Energy Weatherization Program, including (but not limited to):
    • maintaining safety by adhering to a code of conduct and professionalism, following local work rules and properly handling materials, equipment and tools
    • preparing for the job in advance
    • preparing and maintaining tools and materials on site
    • preparing and maintaining the job site
    • implementing appropriate work-scope measures, including: installing shell air-sealing measures, sealing and insulating duct work, preparing and installing attic and foundation insulation, installing or patching moisture barriers and much more
    • completing the project at the work site
  • teach participants the proper installation of shell weatherization measures as called for on the weatherization audit work order
  • give participants an opportunity to get hands-on experience on a site-built home with supervision and guidance by experienced trainers

Course Details

  • Five days of course instruction and demonstrations
  • Written test at end of day five
  • One day field experience
  • Customized to meet your network’s needs

What You Will Learn

  • A brief history of the Weatherization Program
  • Important building-science concepts and the “whole-house” approach to weatherizing homes
  • How to:
    • implement safety procedures
    • acquire and maintain materials and equipment
    • prepare for the job
    • maintain a safe job site, including ventilation of confined spaces, checking for electrical hazards, Lead-safe Work Practices, protecting the interior and exterior environments, and more.
    • implement the work scope
    • perform blower door-directed air sealing
    • prepare the attic for insulation
    • install new, and upgrade existing, ventilation duct work
    • install the various types of building insulation
    • perform minor electrical, plumbing, roofing and flashing repairs
    • perform a daily combustion-appliance safety test
    • address deviations from the work scope and wrap up the job

Course Prerequisite

There are no prerequisite courses.

What is a Retrofit Installer?

A Retrofit Installer is a residential energy efficiency technician who performs upgrades to site-built and manufactured homes. Installers use industry-recognized best practices to improve the safety, comfort, durability, air quality and energy efficiency of the homes on which they work.

About NREL's Job Task Analysis

The Retrofit Installer Shell course follows the NREL’s Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis (JTA) for Retrofit Installer. The JTA is the foundation for the IREC credentialing program, identifying critical knowledge areas, work functions and skills for a professional working in the field.

The JTA was created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and includes a blueprint for the examination used in the course.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $1750.00
Indiana CEUs:  0


Vent Systems Sizing

This one-day segment of the Advanced Heating Systems training is designed to provide Weatherization Auditors and Heating Technicians with the inspection process for vent systems, installation requirements and sizing procedures. Also, learn how to how to calculate combustion air requirements and solve related issues.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Weatherization Mechanical for Heating Technicians

Course Description 

This course is appropriate for all professionals who in Indiana are referred to as Heating Technicians — specifically, those who are responsible for the installation of mechanical equipment such as gas furnaces and appliances in residential buildings. 

Course Objectives 

This course will cover: 

  • gas furnace fundamentals
  • gas appliance inspection procedure
  • carbon monoxide mitigation
  • worst-case draft testing 

Course Details 

  • Three days of course instruction and demonstrations
  • Written test at end of day three
  • Customized to meet your network’s needs 

What You Will Learn 

  • basic principles of combustion
  • principles of venting atmospheric and induced-draft furnaces
  • how condensing furnaces operate
  • furnace blower and airflow properties
  • leak-testing and inspecting gas piping systems
  • checking a gas furnace for electrical safety
  • weatherization and code requirements for gas systems
  • furnace cleaning and tuning
  • testing carbon monoxide (CO) levels in combustion gas
  • action levels for CO in ambient air and  all gas appliances
  • indicators and causes of CO production
  • CO locations, standards and dangers
  • chimney effect and vent pressure
  • definition and identification of Combustion Appliance Zones
  • how air ducts and exhaust fans affect pressure balances
  • the process of determining worst case
  • and more 

Course Prerequisite 

Participants must be heating system installers or service technicians or have attended a Basic Heating Systems training course or equivalent. 

What is a Retrofit Installer? 

A Retrofit Installer Technician is a residential heating professional who installs energy efficiency and safety upgrades in single-family homes and small (2-4 units) multi-family housing facilities. The technician uses a variety of building-science best practices to improve safety, comfort, durability, indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $1050.00
Indiana CEUs:  0


Whole House Heat Load Calculations

This one-day course covers the methods, skills and inspection techniques Building Analysts need to calculate whole house heat load. This course will follow the ACCA Manual J heat loss procedure, utilize Blower Door air leakage information to determine heat loss associated with infiltration, and account for heat loss associated with air-sealed duct systems. Detailed building information of post-weatherization conditions are input into an Excel spreadsheet to determine a realistic post-weatherization heating load on the building. This heating load is then used to help select the most appropriate size of replacement furnace.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $350.00
Indiana CEU's = 6
BPI CEU's = 3


Zone Pressure Diagnostics

The class is designed to provide auditors, installers and crew leaders with an overview of the latest ZPD protocols and to provide an opportunity to spend a day experimenting with them at a house.  We will utilize the latest tools and procedures to calculate total leakage path through secondary zones by the open-a-whole and open-a-door methods.

Out-of-Network Cost:  $700.00
Indiana CEU's = 12
BPI CEU's = 6