Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment. Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals. Air flow affects indoor air quality, comfort, building durability, condensation, combustion safety, recurring mold, icicles and more. We will explore these and other issues and show how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in homes. Air sealing solutions will also be presented. While "homes have to breathe", we will discuss what that means in a practical sense rather than it being a justification for sloppy installations and poor assemblies.
Why is this course relevant to home performance contractors in Illinois and how does it address deficiencies or enhancements in the market?
This class explores an often overlooked aspect of the home which contributes significantly to its complex behavior – air flow. Disparate systems within the home are linked through their interactions with the indoor air. Without proper consideration, unintended consequences can lead to discomfort, dangerous conditions, structural durability issues, and poor indoor air quality. Effective air sealing measures will be addressed for each of the scenarios presented.
Uncontrolled Airflow Training is typically $89, however in partnering with Illinois Home Performance we can offer this course at the low price of $44.
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The Building Science Training Series draws upon local and regional experts to impart specific technical skills to local contractors. The courses address topics that have been identified as relevant for Illinois contractors in order to prepare them for quality whole-home energy upgrade work and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program. This series is made possible through funding from the Illinois Energy and Recycling Office at the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
**Breakfast is included in price!
When & Where
Insight Property Services, Inc.
Insight Property Services is a training and testing organization focused on a curriculum for BPI exams that has trained nearly 300 students since 2010. The instructors at Insight teach students the "house-as-a-system" approach for evaluation, diagnostics, and installation. Due to the strict technical standards required by BPI, certified professionals are highly sought after by homeowners, state, and utility energy efficiency incentive and weatherization assistance programs. Over 130 such programs nationwide specify BPI credentials.
Our comprehensive curriculum, classroom, and field experience will provide you with the training and testing you need to become a BPI Certified Professional. We focus on the hands-on experience critical to passing the written and practical exams. You will elan how to perform a whole-building analysis and provide recommendations to save energy, improve comfort, and increase a home's safety and durability.
NEED TO RE-CERTIFY?
Continuing education credits are required to maintaining your BPI certification. Since we are in a rapidly changing industry it is important to continually improve your ability to properly diagnose homes and recommend improvements. We have several classes approved by BPI for Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
All BPI Certified Professionals are required to re-certify every 3 years. You can bypass parts of the BPI Rectification process by earning a number of Continuing Education Units (CEU's ) you have earned and the experience you have gained prior to re-certifying.
MEEA (Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
MEEA brings to the market a collaborative network and program implementation resources. The MEEA program staff helps to bridge the gap between the adoption of energy efficiency policies to achieving the energy saving goals. From increasing market adoption of energy efficient light bulbs to training businesses and building how to save energy and save money in homes and offices, MEEA helps secure funding, formulate ideas, and implement strategic energy efficiency programs throughout the region. Each year partners and members approach MEEA with a program idea, program funding, and energy efficiency goals. MEEA steps in and makes it happen across the region. We help create and implement programs that will save energy and resources throughout the Midwest. As the source on Energy Efficiency, MEEA helps our partners achieve measurable results in both energy and dollar savings.
We have partnered with MEEA to provide a series of Building Science Training Series courses at a reduced cost to our students.