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Energy Auditing and Weatherization

TTI 120

Energy Auditing and Weatherization

TTI 120

Course Description

Provides training in the principles of energy auditing and weatherization inspection. Covers the principles of energy, energy and the building shell, energy auditing, air leakage, insulation, windows and doors, heating and cooling systems, indoor air quality, lighting and appliances, and water heating. Provides training to conduct energy audits and use this data to form a cost effective weatherization plan. Begins steps in acquiring knowledge for those considering energy auditing certification. (35-10)

Outcomes and Objectives

Understand home energy past and present.

Objectives:

  • Recognize opportunities to develop efficient strategies for efficient energy use.
  • Understand energy efficient rating systems and how to use them to evaluate a structure.
  • Develop cost effective methods to reduce energy use.

Understand the fundamental principles of energy.

Objectives:

  • Understand the basic laws of thermodynamics.
  • Understand human comfort conditions and how this impacts energy conservation.
  • Understand how energy is converted for home use.

Understand the building shell and its impact on energy consumption and conservation.

Objectives:

  • Become familiar with basic home construction techniques.
  • Recognize how energy moves through residential structure.
  • Understand different insulation materials and their characteristics.
  • Evaluate different window and door qualities based on standard rating data.
  • Understand the basics of heating and cooling systems.
  • Investigate lighting and appliances and their impact on energy consumption.

Understand energy management and its impact on health and safety.

Objectives:

  • Recognize how energy conservation techniques can affect the indoor air quality.
  • Develop strategies to control moisture in a residential structure.
  • Utilize whole house mechanical systems to control energy loss and effectively deal with indoor air quality issues.

Understand the use of energy loss test equipment.

Objectives:

  • Utilize energy test equipment to identify and target energy loss in the building envelope.
  • Utilize test data to evaluate energy loss and how this should drive the weatherization process.