|This 30 hour Weatherization Technician training,Â is classroom and hands-on. Students will learn in the classroom, from a mockup scale model house called The House of Pressure, and hands-on in a partially built cottage the following: Â Energy conservation and sustainability, Â Basic Hand Tools, Â Air Sealing, Â Moisture Control, Â Insulation and Ventilation,Â Mechanical Systems, Blower doors, etc. This program will prepare students to take the BPI Air Sealing and Insulation Certificate Exam (for an additional fee)|
Air Sealing: Proper materials selection based on location of leakage areas, minimum ventilation rates. Demonstrate the ability to: Â Use the blower door to locate leakage sites within the building, Seal attic and floor bypasses at penetrations for plumbing, electrical wiring, flue vents, ducts, dropped soffits, and balloon-framed walls, Seal typical bypasses in knee walls, finished attic spaces and basement band joists, Properly apply caulk and spray foam insulation, Identify, select, and install weather-stripping on doors, windows, and attic hatches, Repair plaster and sheetrock (drywall) and modify or install mechanical ventilation to ensure acceptable indoor air quality for post-air-sealing conditions.
Duct Sealing: Properly seal duct connections with mastic and fiberglass mesh tape or other approved material; and repair or modify duct systems as specified in a work order.
Insulation: Properties and appropriate application of different insulation materials; and potential hazards of insulating around knob-and-tube wiring. Demonstrate the ability to Install blown and batt attic insulation, Access closed wall cavities and properly install dense-packed cellulose wall insulation including removing and replacing siding, Install blown insulation and batt insulation in a floor, Install water heater installation blankets, Install insulation on ducts, hydronic distribution pipes, and domestic hot water pipes and safely operate and properly maintain insulation blowing machines and generators.
Base-Load Measures: Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps while maintaining or improving lighting levels and install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Â Assess the existing condition of plumbing pipes and faucets that may prohibit these measures.