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Weatherization and Renewable Energy Video Course

7 Hour Online Course — Online HD-Video

Approved by the following states/ organizations for continuing education:

AIA #AIABLTI303 (6hrs)

Florida DBPR
#0610624

Michigan LARA
Continuing Education
 Minnesota Building Officials
Approval #20140161

 Minnesota Builders and Manufactured Home Installers #20140161

Wisconsin #16873 (6 hrs)

AIA Approved Continuing EducationWeatherization and Renewable Energy

Note: We submit continuing education hours for the states and organizations listed below. Please enter your license number and/ or membership number for each state and we will be able to submit your continuing education.

AIA               Florida               Minnesota               Wisconsin

Course Description

     Weatherization: Students successfully completing this three hour portion will gain confidence in their ability to reduce building envelope failure using proven methods of construction.  Building homes that are well protected from the weather is important for all building professionals.  The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship.  Sometimes a problem is found in the design of a home, adding to disputes over poor workmanship.  The very best defense against moisture issues in a home is in training the workforce in how moisture enters into the internal structural areas of a home and what procedures to use in the many tasks involved to head off these problems.

     Renewable Energy:  Renewable energy is contributing more and more to the world’s ever-rising energy demands. Wind and solar energy generation systems are about to reach the level of  affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams.  Contractors should know what products are on the market, what rebates and incentives are available for their customers who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components.


 

Weatherization I

Why is There a Problem? (26 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Explore how poor building practices are often contributing factors to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that contractors can apply to improve overall workmanship.

1.  Rationale
2.  Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims
3.  Solutions
4.  Experience
5.  Contractor Responsibilities
6.  Insurance Availability and Affordability

Assessment

The Building Envelope System (20 minutes)

*Learning Objective:   List the four major physical components of the building envelope system, the performance objectives of those components, and the specific mistakes that result in system failure.

1.  Building Envelope System
2.  Performance Objectives
3.  Physical Components
4.  Sources of Moisture Intrusion
5.  Results of Failure

Assessment

Foundation Construction (28 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Identify and implement proven methods that will effectively divert moisture from the foundation of a structure.

1.  Thermal and Moisture Protection
2.  Groundwater
3.  Gutters
4.  Crawl spaces
5.  Damp proofing and Waterproofing
6.  Girders and Beams

Assessment


Weatherization II

Wall Construction (37 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Determine causes of high humidity in a structure and evaluate wall construction “best practices” to maximize performance.

1.  Wall Framing
2.  Vapor Diffusion Problems
3.  Recommendations
4.  House Wrap and Underlayment
5.  Window and Door Openings
6.  Flashing and Caulking
7.  Siding

Assessment

Roof Construction (24 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  List and describe at least three specific installation techniques and/or materials that contribute to a properly constructed roof system.

1. Skylights
2. Moisture Penetration
3.  Roof Valleys
4.  Shingles and Shakes
5.  Roof Sheathing
6.  Repairs
7.  Flashing

Assessment

Window and Door Installation(16 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Demonstrate proper window and door installation techniques that preserve the integrity of the building envelope.

1. Windows, Doors and Skylights
2. Proper Flashing
3. Door and Window Installation

Assessment


 

Weatherization III

Ventilation System Installation and Requirements (15 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Summarize the key elements (either natural or mechanical) of a properly ventilated structure.

1.  Code
2.  Attic Ventilation
3.  Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Assessment

Building Envelope Best Practices (12 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Cite at least four “best practices” and describe how these strategies support an effective envelope design.

1. Moisture Retarding Construction
2. Capillary Breaks
3.  House Wrap Installation
4.  Window and Door Installation
5.  Siding Installation
6.  Roofing Best Practices

Assessment

Consumer Remedies (21 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Correctly identify preventative measures that should be taken by both the consumer and the contractor to reduce disputes surrounding envelope failure.

1.  Common Mistakes
2.  Preventative Measures
3.  Warranties
4.  Complaints
5.  Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Assessment


Wind Power I (27 minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1) Be able to describe the history of harnessing the wind’s energy. 2) Identify the difference between wind energy and conventional energy production. 3) Appreciate some of the “Pro vs. Con” debates regarding Green Renewable Wind generated energy.

1.  History
2.  Products and Components
3.  Sources of Energy Production
4.  Offshore Production:  Pros and Cons
5.  Onshore Production:  Pros and Cons

Assessment


Wind Power II (29 minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand what “distributed” wind power really means to home owners, communities and industry. 2) Appreciate some of the solutions addressing concerns over the harvesting of wind energy. 3) Recognize the concerns of the home owner or small business owner when deciding on whether or not to pursue wind energy.

1.  Distributed wind power
2.  Automation and Safety Factors
3.  Grants and Incentives
4.  Residential and Small Business Wind Generation

Assessment


 

Solar Energy Use I (35 minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand the difference between “passive” and “active” solar energy use. 2) Know what PV stands for, and how PV solar energy collection varies from traditional solar heat collection. 3) Gain an awareness of the benefits of solar energy: for residential and commercial use as well as how solar energy benefits the environment.

1.  Solar Energy:  Passive/Active
2.  Solar Photo Voltaic
3.  Industry Acronyms and Terms
4.  Residential and Small Business Solar Use
5.  Rebates and Incentives

Assessment


 

Solar Energy Use II (50 minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand some small business or home owner advantages.  2) Realize there is a price to pay for clean, green energy. 3) Recognize pros and cons when considering solar.

1.  Small Business Systems
2.  Residential Use
3.  Solar Pros and Cons
4.  Structural Considerations
5.  Installation and Mounting Considerations

Assessment


 

Solar Energy Use III (36 minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1) Be aware of the history of man harnessing the sun’s energy. 2) Know the amount of solar energy versus conventional fuel produced energy in the United States. 3) Learn some new terms and gain an appreciation for what “green energy” really means.

1.  Solar Harvesting
2.  Solar Power Plants
3.  Industry Acronyms and Terms

Assessment

 


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7 Hour Online Course — Fully Narrated

Approved by the following states/ organizations for continuing education:

AIA #AIABLTI303 (6hrs)

Florida DBPR
#0610624

Michigan LARA
Continuing Education
 Minnesota Building Officials
Approval #20140161

 Minnesota Builders and Manufactured Home Installers #20140161

Wisconsin #16873 (6 hrs)

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