DET (Duct & Envelope Tightness) Verifier Certification Training
Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
TRAINER: John Bergman of Green Dream Group
This 1-day course is designed by the IL Assoc. of Energy Raters (IAER) to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2012 IL Energy Code. If you've been thinking about getting BPI or HERS Certified but can't yet make the investment, this DET Verifier certification can be your bridge into offering home performance testing services.
After successful completion of this course, you will be able to test the leakage of a building envelope and duct system, and evaluate the results as measured against Illinois code requirements. Specific topics include:
-Protocols for blower door and duct leakage testing
-Calculations for ACH50 and percent duct leakage
-Tips for successfully completing the written and in-field DET Verifier certification exams (must pass with a 75% on both written and field exams)
This Training Includes:
-DET Verifier Training Workbook
-Written DET Verifier exam
-In-field DET Verifier exam
-Certificate of course completion
Students must bring a calculator for the field and written exam. Class size limited to 8. CANCELLATION POLICY: All efforts will be made to accomodate rescheduling with more than one week's notice, but if the course is sold out no reschedulings will be made, as others have been turned away already. No refunds will be made in any case, so be sure you're coming before you sign up! You ARE, however, welcome to have someone else attend in your place.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR:
- Watch the Math Basics for DET Verifiers video, to ensure your confidence with geometry and basic math calculations
- Take the DET Verifier Math Quiz (if you feel this quiz is over your head, PLEASE DO NOT waste your money on the training, only to fail your certification exams at the end of the day)
- Watch the videos for How to Use Retrotec equipment used in the course, plus Blower Door setup and Duct Tightness testing
When & Where
Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals
The Illinois Association of Energy Raters & Home Performance Professionals is a non-profit association of home performance consultants and building technicians specializing in new and existing homes. The members of the IAER use a 'Whole Home' approach to analyze building comfort, energy use, durability, and occupant safety. All professional members are certified by the national organizations RESNET or BPI, and are monitored for Quality Assurance by the Association.