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Weatherization Technician I (C851)

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Building Performance Center

3406 Redwood Ave.

Bellingham, WA 98225

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The class is designed to provide Weatherization Technicians the information and practice to complete high quality energy retrofit work.

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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).

Weatherization Technician I

The class is designed to provide Weatherization Technicians the information and practice to complete high quality energy retrofit work. Each attendee will participate in classroom work and laboratory work that will align with the Washington State Department of Commerce Policies and Procedures Manual and the Standard Work Specifications Field Guide for Single Family and Manufactured Homes created by Washington Department of Commerce.

Attendees must come prepared for classroom work and laboratory work. Please be prepared to work, bring your calculator, coveralls, respirator, hand tools and flashlights.

Specific tasks in the classroom will include:

• Review Health and Safety responsibilities.

• Review EPA RRP jobsite requirements.

• Review OSHA jobsite safety requirements.

• Learn Building Science concepts.

• Practice area and volume calculations.

• Practice estimating for weatherization projects.

• Practice reading work-scopes.

• Practice using relevant field guide or operations manual.

• Learn and understand the importance of communication with the homeowner.

• Learn and understand the importance of communication between Energy Auditors, Crew Chiefs and Quality Control Inspectors.

• Learn air sealing and duct sealing principles.

• Learn about loose fill insulation.

• Learn about dense pack insulation.

Day One

7:00AM till 11:00AM

Location: Classroom

-Introductions

-Overview of Training

-Job Site Safety, RRP, OSHA

-Building Science

-Math, Exercise

-Pressure and thermal boundaries

-Air sealing methods and materials

11:30-5:30PM with break for lunch

Location: Laboratory work on props

- attic access panels.

-combustion appliance vents in attics.

-weather-stripping.

-seal a recessed light

-seal a dropped soffit

-seal an open wall plate

-seal typical plumbing, electrical and heating penetrations.

-install a roof vent for attic ventilation or an exhaust fan.

-install ducting for an exhaust fan in an attic space.

-install and support dryer exhaust ducting in a crawlspace.

-install insulation batts in a floor over a crawlspace.

-install pipe insulation.

-install water heater insulation.

-install duct insulation.

-install duct mastic on heating/cooling ducts.

-identify the pressure and thermal envelope.

Day Two

7:00AM till 10:00AM

Location: Classroom

-Review Day One

- Washington State Field Guide, exercise

- Loose fill insulation

- Dense pack insulation

-Blower door tests

10:30 – 5:30 PM with break for Lunch

Location: Laboratory

-Identify the pressure and thermal boundary, exercise

-Attic insulation installation

-Dense-pack Insulation

-Density math, exercise

-Blower door diagnostics

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Building Performance Center

3406 Redwood Ave.

Bellingham, WA 98225

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