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HVAC and Human Comfort (Micro Course) 0.9 CEUs
(0.9 CEU; 55 minutes) Human comfort is what we try to achieve in buildings with heating and cooling systems. This micro course explores how the human body responds to heating and cooling systems. Some HVAC systems provide adequate comfort and some don't, depending on their operation and the human beings in the building.
$20.00

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$3.00
HVAC Refrigeration Cycle Introduction (Micro Course) G101 0.6 CEUs
(0.6 CEU; 40 minutes) The HVAC refrigeration cycle is a very important concept in building science and HVAC. This micro course is a good introduction or a good refresher course, in case you haven't thought about refrigeration in a while. Most of the content in this course is in the videos, but don't neglect your reading assignment under the Materials tab.
$2.00

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$15.00
Worst-Case Depressurization Testing (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.9 CEUs
(0.9 CEU; 55 minutes) Naturally drafting combustion appliances often spill their combustion products and produce carbon monoxide. Worst-case depressurization testing is an accepted way to discover whether a particular heating appliance is spilling or producing CO during worst-case conditions.
$20.00
Building Expertise in Your Students (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU, 30 minutes) This course presents a book summary of Building Expertise, Training For Performance Improvement. This book is an important and valuable guide for trainers, based on research by the University of California on training methods that work and don't work. We summarize the book in an 18 minute video and a two page handout.
$10.00
Worst-Case Depressurization Testing (Micro Course) 0.9 CEUs
(0.9 CEU; 55 minutes) Naturally drafting combustion appliances often spill their combustion products and produce carbon monoxide. Worst-case depressurization testing is an accepted way to discover whether a particular heating appliance is spilling or producing CO during worst-case conditions.
$20.00

10000 in stock

AC and Heat Pump Tune-Up Procedure (Micro Course) G101 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU; 25 minutes) The video explains the process of evaluating and servicing a typical residential HVAC system. The focus is on troubleshooting and logical progression of tasks. Handout outlines procedures. .
$2.00

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Installing Liquid Foam (Micro Course) G101 0.3 CEUs
(0.3 CEU; 15 minutes) A factory-trained expert shows you how to install one-part and two-part foam as insulation and air sealing on new or existing buildings.
$1.00

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Installing Liquid Foam (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.3 CEUs
(0.3 CEU; 15 minutes) A factory-trained expert shows you how to install one-part and two-part foam as insulation and air sealing on new or existing buildings.
$10.00
Non-Invasive Superheat Testing (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.5 CEUs
(30 minutes) The noninvasive superheat test lets you estimate the superheat of an air conditioner or a heat pump operating in the summer. Noninvasive means that we don't have to connect of refrigeration manifold and performing this test doesn't require a refrigeration license.
$10.00
Changing States Of Matter: Sensible and Latent Heat (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEUs; 30 minutes) When matter changes states from a gas to a liquid to a solid it's embodied heat decreases. If it goes from solid to liquid to gas it's embodied energy increases. This is a very important building science concept. These two videos  give you a comprehensible introduction.
$10.00
Installing Liquid Foam (Micro Course) 0.3 CEUs
(0.3 CEU; 15 minutes) A factory-trained expert shows you how to install one-part and two-part foam as insulation and air sealing on new or existing buildings.
$10.00

10000 in stock

Non-Invasive Superheat Testing (Micro Course) 0.5 CEUs
(30 minutes) The noninvasive superheat test lets you estimate the superheat of an air conditioner or a heat pump operating in the summer. Noninvasive means that we don't have to connect of refrigeration manifold and performing this test doesn't require a refrigeration license.
$10.00

10000 in stock

Airflow and Static Pressure in HVAC Systems (Micro Course) G101 0.9 CEUs
(0.9 CEU; 55 minutes) Airflow and static pressure directly relate to HVAC efficiency and to each other. Measuring static pressure is considerably easier than measuring airflow. This micro course gives you the fundamentals of how to measure static pressure and to make decisions based on your measurements.
$3.00

10000 in stock

Low-Cost Cooling Strategy (Micro Course) G101 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU; 25 minutes) To pursue a low-cost cooling strategy, stop heat gain before it enters the home, and use ventilation and air movement whenever possible. This micro course gives you a summary of the options including: shade trees, window treatments, whole house fans, evaporative coolers, and other options to minimize air conditioning costs. To pursue a low-cost cooling strategy, stop heat gain before it enters the home, and use ventilation and air movement whenever possible. This micro course covers including: shade trees, window treatments, whole house fans, evaporative coolers, and other options to minimize air conditioning costs.
$1.00

10000 in stock

Understanding Thermal Mass (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU; 25 minutes) Thermal mass benefits some climates and building assemblies but not others. Study some scientific evidence on the value of thermal mass.
$15.00
Health and Safety Inspection and Overview (Micro Course – Individual Purchase Course) 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU; 30 minutes) Includes a demonstration video on a home health and safety inspection and an overview of health and safety hazards. Materials include a few very informative reading assignments. Saturn's approach to home health and safety is to identify the most statistically significant hazards and to focus on them rather than making an endless list fears.
$10.00
$20.00
Understanding Thermal Mass (Micro Course) 0.5 CEUs
(0.5 CEU; 25 minutes) Thermal mass benefits some climates and building assemblies but not others. Study some scientific evidence on the value of thermal mass.
$15.00

10000 in stock

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