Bellingham

IN-PERSON Introduction to Weatherization and Building Science (D443)

Wed, Apr 26, 2023
08:30am - 05:00pm
Wed, Apr 26, 2023
08:30am - 05:00pm
Bellingham
Building Performance Center, 3406 Redwood Ave., Bellingham, Washington
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$0 - $350
$0 - $350

Date

Wed, Apr 26, 2023
08:30am - 05:00pm
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Location

Building Performance Center, 3406 Redwood Ave., Bellingham, Washington
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Description

IN-PERSON Introduction to Weatherization and Building Science (D443) is happening on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 08:30AM PDT at Building Performance Center and It's Free

A Note About Ticket Types:

There are three different Ticket Types.You will need to choose the appropriate one in order to register.

WA State Weatherization (WX) Agency, Tribal, or WA State Department of Commerce Staff:Those who are employees of a Commerce-recognized WA State Wx Agency, a staff member of one of WA State's Tribes (with approval by Commerce), or Commerce staff. The list of Commerce-recognized WA State Weatherization Agencies can be viewed here.

WA State Wx Agency-Associated Contractor:Contractors working under one of the WA State Wx Agencies (see above). At registration, you will be required to list the WA State Wx Agency(ies) you are associated with.General Public/Non-Associated Contractor:Those who neither work for nor under (as a contractor) one of the WA State Wx Agencies (see above).

Introduction to Weatherization and Building Science

This Introduction to Weatherization and Building Science course is a 1-day training designed to introduce weatherization and building science principles. Students will participate in classroom instruction referencing the Building Performance Institute’s Building Science Principles Reference Guide.

Resources:

  • BPI Building Science Principles Guide – ($$)
  • NREL Standard Work Specifications

Course Content & Objectives:

  • Describe both the background and major principles of weatherization
  • Identify all ways of energy movement and the basics of each
  • Summarize building science and describe pressure and thermal concepts
  • Describe interrelation and affects of “house as a system”
  • Identify mechanical systems and their main purposes
  • Describe the audit process and recognize the required importance and data for energy modeling
  • Identify appropriate weatherization measures based on Washington state guidelines
  • Perform a basic blower door test and describe the basics of combustion safety

Course Requirements:

  • Technology
  • Ability to download documents or access documents as needed
  • BPC provided online Learning Management System – Moodle link to be sent by BPC
  • Expectation of attendance and class participation

Prerequisites and Work Experience:

  • None necessary

Assessments and Grading:

  • All assessments will be multiple choice question style
  • In-progress assessment activities throughout
  • One final assessment
  • Candidate must achieve a 70% or higher to pass the final assessment

Agenda:

8:30AM - 12:00PM – breaks included

• Introductions and course orientation

• Intro to WX

• Energy Movement

• Building Science Basics

• House as a System

12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch On your own

1:00PM - 4:00PM – breaks included

• Mechanical Systems

• Audits and Energy Modeling

• Weatherization Measures

• Diagnostics and Combustion Safety

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