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Auditor Workscope (C518)

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3020 Willamette Dr. NE

Lacey, WA 98516

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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).

Auditor, Inspector & Building Analyst

This course provides current and future auditors and inspectors the experience and resources to conduct a professional home energy evaluation in compliance with Washington State Department of Commerce Weatherization Specifications, BPI Building Analyst Technical Standards and the Department of Energy Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. Each attendee will participate in classroom and field work. Attendees will use visual observation, client interviews and diagnostic testing to write a scope of work that is appropriate for the training home.

Attendees must come prepared for classroom work and for crawling and climbing in confined spaces. Please bring your calculator, coveralls, respirator and flashlights.

Learning Objectives

  • learn about common health and safety concerns in homes

  • calculate areas and volumes

  • understand:

    • how energy is used in homes

    • how heat moves in homes

    • basic heat load calculations

    • how moisture moves in homes

    • how air moves in homes

    • the Building Airflow Standard

    • ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation requirements

    • the importance of communication with the homeowner

  • review diagnostic testing procedures for:

    • air leakage testing

    • duct leakage testing

    • combustion safety testing

  • evaluate a home for:

    • moisture issues

    • asbestos issues

    • lead paint issues

    • structural issues

    • insulation levels

    • window and door condition

  • identify:

    • building durability issues

    • air leakage issues

    • duct leakage issues

    • opportunities for base-load reduction

  • execute a blower door test

  • execute a combustion safety test

  • diagram a home

  • calculate ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation requirements

  • become familiar with required documentation for a home energy evaluation

  • write a work-scope for a home with all required documentation

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