Finding Major Air Leaks (Mini Course)

(2.0 CEUs) A variety of common building characteristics create air leaks. In many buildings, air leakage is one of the largest sources of heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Air-leaks can be difficult to find, but they’re often inexpensive to fix. This lesson...

Exterior and Interior Storm Windows (Micro Course)

(0.9 CEU; 55 minutes) Storm windows are an underrated energy-conservation retrofit, especially since energy specialists have been installing low-e glass in storm windows. Although there may be some low-e acrylic glazing, glass is really the only low-e glazing...

Economical Window Shading (Micro Course)

(0.8 CEU; 45 minutes) Window shading is a vital energy retrofit for saving electricity on air conditioning and for providing acceptable comfort in buildings. This micro course introduces the three most economical options for shading windows. Exterior window treatments...

Cool Roofs (Micro Course)

(0.9 CEUs; 55 minutes) Cool roofs are an essential part of our struggle to reduce electricity use for air conditioning and to keep buildings comfortable during increasingly hot weather. Four videos demonstrate how easy and straightforward it is to take a hot roof and...

Steam and Hydronic Heating Basics (Micro Course)

(0.8 CEU; 50 minutes) This micro course outlines the most important concepts to understand how steam and hydronic heating systems work along with the problems that in fact these systems. Steam systems are a little easier to understand and hydronic systems, but their...