Mini Courses

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Energy Calculations (Mini Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEU) Study a selection of examples of how we use math to make decisions during an energy audit. This topic is very important for certification exams.
Window and Door Installation (Mini Course) 2 CEUs
(1.5 CEU) Learn about high-performance window and door installation techniques for different window frame types, wall details, and flashing requirements.

Duct Insulation (Mini Course) 1 CEUs
(1.0 CEU) Ducts located outside the conditioned space need duct insulation. This mini course covers how much insulation ducts need and how to install duct insulation.
Basic Mechanical Ventilation (Mini Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEU)  Most modern, airtight buildings use mechanical ventilation to exhaust polluted air and replace it with fresh air. This mini course explains how ventilation improves human health, building durability, and energy efficiency.
Mobile-Home Air Sealing and Duct Sealing (Mini Course) 1.5 CEUs
(1.5 CEU) Find mobile-home air leaks  in predictable locations. Blower door testing helps workers to evaluate the existing air leakage and to plan the air-sealing work. Air sealing mobile homes is no more difficult than air sealing site-built homes and is often easier.
ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation Standard (Mini Course) G101 2.5 CEUs
(2.5 CEU) Most energy programs and building codes accept ASHRAE 62.2 as their ventilation standard. Learn what ASHRAE 62.2 requires and how to comply with its requirements.
Door Selection and Installation (Mini Course) G101 1.5 CEUs
(1.5 CEU) Doors are a small but important part of a building envelope. Study how to select and install energy-efficient doors. Learn about door R-values and other features..
Heating and Cooling Introduction (Mini Course) G101 1 CEUs
(1.0 CEU)  Occupants experience discomfort, sub-optimal health, and reduced productivity in buildings that don’t provide adequate comfort. This lesson covers how the thermal envelope, HVAC systems, and occupant behaviors affect the heating and cooling performance of buildings.
Cooling Principles (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 2.5 CEUs
(2.5 CEU)  Air conditioning is expensive and should be a major topic of energy retrofit to reduce AC costs. The course covers the basics of shading, reflectivity, shade trees, cool roofs, and cooling with fans,
Fibrous Insulation (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 1.5 CEUs
(1.5 CEUs) Fibrous insulation is the most economical as well as the most commonly used insulation. Study the different materials, products, and installation methods of fibrous insulation.
Combustion Safety (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 1 CEUs
(1.0 CEU) Improperly installed or unmaintained combustion appliances are serious health and safety hazards. This mini course explains the principles of combustion safety. Learn why combustion appliances are potential hazards and how to inspect them for combustion-safety problems.
Dense-Pack Wall Insulation Retrofit (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEU) Dense-pack wall insulation ensures that insulation fibers completely fill each wall cavity, to optimize R-value and prevent air circulation. Dense-pack wall insulation can dramatically improve comfort and save energy.
Window Economics (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 1.5 CEUs
(1.5 CEU) Windows are difficult to measure, choose, buy, and install. This course presents the economic factors of making decisions about windows. We discuss incremental costs and four different ways of measuring cost-effectiveness of window decisions.
Weatherization Assistant (WA – Individual Purchase Course) Software Intro (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEUs) The Weatherization Assistance Program requires energy auditors to use the Weatherization Assistant (WA) software or another software like it.
Stopping Heat Gain (Mini Course – Individual Purchase Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEUs) The most effective cooling strategy stops heat before it enters the building. Learn how heat enters buildings and the best strategies to stop heat gain. You’ll learn to limit heat gain in buildings, including: solar heat, air leakage, internal heat gains, and heat transmission.
Combustion Venting Systems (Mini Course) G101 2.5 CEUs
(2.5 CEU) Well-designed combustion venting is essential for occupant health, safety, and building durability. This mini course covers how combustion venting systems work and how they can fail.
Temperature and Heat (Mini Course) 2 CEUs
(2.0 CEU)  Measure the temperature and the mass of a substance to calculate heat content. Learn about thermometers, latent heat, sensible heat, the greenhouse effect, and how heat is absorbed or released as matter changes its state.
Window Introduction (Mini Course) 1 CEUs
(1.0 CEU) This course will give you an introduction to the window types and characteristics. Learn about high-performance windows and how to select windows.
Duct Energy Efficiency (Mini Course) 1 CEUs
(1.0  CEU) Inadequate duct airflow, duct air leakage, duct-induced building pressures, and lack of insulation waste energy. Discover how to fix duct problems in the right order to make ducts more energy efficient.
Whole Building Ventilation Systems (Mini Course) 1.5 CEUs
(1.5 CEU) Whole-building ventilation systems protect the entire building from excessive moisture and indoor air pollution. This course compares the main types of whole-building ventilation systems.
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