Training Types:
  • Long Course: More than 10 CEUs
  • Short Course: 4 to 10 CEUs
  • Mini Course: Less than 4 CEUs
  • Micro Course: Less than 1 CEU
  • Test (No Lesson): 1 to 3 CEUs

Courses, Tests, Certificates, and Badges

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1 CEU = 1 Hours of Effort

AC and Heat Pump Tune-Up Procedure (Micro Course)
(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. .
A/C & Heat Pump Equipment ID (Mini Course)
(2.5 CEUs) Air conditioners and heat-pumps come in many designs and sizes. Slide show and handout explain how to identify A/C and heat pump equipment in buildings.
Air Barrier Basics (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) Learn what materials are and aren't air barriers. Discover how to locate the air barrier’s air leaks and explore techniques to correct common air-barrier problems.
Air Pressure and Flow (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) Air pressure and airflow in buildings affects indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Here we present physical principles of air pressure & airflow.
Air Sealing Buildings (Short Course)
(7.0 CEUs) Air leakage is among the very most wasteful energy problems found in buildings. This short course defines the  air barrier, discusses how to find air leaks, and describes how to seal ducts and the holes they create through the building envelope.  
Airflow and Static Pressure in HVAC Systems (Micro Course)
(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.
Analyzing Consumption (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) You can learn a lot about a building by studying its energy bills. Learn to separate baseload energy consumption from seasonal energy consumption. Monthly baseload consumption stays nearly constant throughout the year. Seasonal energy consumption varies with the seasons.
ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation Standard (Mini Course)
(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.
Attic Insulation Methods (Short Course)
(4.0 CEU) Attics are the most important building assembly to insulate correctly. Attic insulation saves energy in both the heating and cooling seasons.
Attic Insulation Preparation (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEUs) This mini course explains how to prepare an attic before insulating it to avoid poor performance and safety hazards.
Avoiding Jobsite Health Hazards (Mini Course)
(2.0 CEU) This mini course outlines the most dangerous biological and chemical hazards that we find in buildings and on job sites. We discuss the personal protective equipment (PPE), administrative changes, administrative changes, engineering controls, and hazard elimination to protect workers from respiratory, hearing, vision, and other hazards.
Basic Mechanical Ventilation (Mini Course)
(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.
Blower Door Test Preparation (Mini Course)
(1.0 CEU) Energy specialists must prepare the building envelope correctly to conduct accurate blower-door tests. This mini course outlines how to prepare the building to energy-industry measurement standards before testing.
Blower Door Testing (Mini Course)
(3.0 CEU) In this mini course we describe the exact process of conducting a blower door test. Energy auditors and inspectors can set up blower door equipment in a variety of correct or incorrect ways. This lesson explains how to set up the blower-door-test equipment the right way. You’ll learn the following.
Blower Door Testing (Short Course)
(8.5 CEU) Blower door testing is an important skill for reducing air leakage in buildings. Blower doors provide an initial air-leakage measurement of a building so you can budget the appropriate time and money for air sealing. During and after air sealing, workers can measure their air-sealing success.
Blower Door Testing Manometers (Mini Course)
(2.5 CEU) Building-energy specialists use manometers to measure building air-pressures and blower-door airflow. Your measurement’s accuracy depends how you set up and use the manometer. This lesson covers the most common manometer models and how they measure air leakage during the blower door test.
Blower Door Testing (Test)
(2.0 CEUs) Test content: blower door preparation, set-up, choice of manometer settings, test results, typical problems, air-leakage standards, and knowledge of typical readings of different buildings.
Blower Door Theory (Mini Course)
(2.0 CEUs) Blower door tests are essential to building-energy audits. This mini course explains the science behind blower door tests and how we use test results to evaluate building airtightness.
Building Evaluation Skills (Short Course)
(9.0 CEUs) Before we spend money on improving the building's energy efficiency, we do an energy audit. Energy audits require quite a bit of math and other evaluation tools. You need a wide variety of information to evaluate a home and to write a work order. This short course is part of our energy auditor course.
Building Evaluation Skills (Test)
(1.5 CEUs) This test combines energy arithmetic, quantitative reasoning skills, building characteristics, and knowledge of the way we evaluate buildings. The math isn’t difficult, but you need to understand the most important energy equations and be able to use a calculator.
Building Expertise in Your Students (Micro Course)
(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.
Building Science Basics (Short Course)
(8.0 CEU) This building science short course helps you develop a deep understanding of how buildings work. Building science also prevents you from believing energy myths that you’ll hear often from customers, sales reps, and coworkers.
Building Science (Test)
(1.5 CEUs) Building science includes the fundamentals of building physics, energy efficiency, building construction, and building energy retrofit.  Everyone who works in the building trades should understand building science. Building science is one of the main topics of energy auditing and inspecting.
Buildings and Their HVAC Systems (Micro Course)
(0.6 CEUs; 40 minutes) This micro course provides an outline of the components and terminology of heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment.
Changing States Of Matter: Sensible and Latent Heat (Micro Course)
(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.
Combustion Safety (Mini Course)
(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.
Combustion Safety Testing (Mini Course)
(2.5 CEU) Building-energy audits usually include combustion safety testing. Learn the principles and procedures of combustion-safety testing and how you can use the test results to decide how to service gas appliances.
Combustion Testing and Combustion Venting (Short Course)
(6.0 CEUs) Many combustion heating systems in existing buildings have problems with fuel-burning and the venting of combustion byproducts. This short course explains the basics of combustion safety testing and combustion venting systems.
Combustion Venting Systems (Mini Course)
(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.
Construction Basics (Mini Course)
(2.5 CEU) This mini course graphically explains the process of building a single-family wood-frame home from the foundation all the way up to the roof.
Cooling Principles (Mini Course)
(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,
Cooling with Ventilation (Mini Course)

(1.5 CEU)   Fans create a wind chill effect indoors, and cool buildings with outdoor night air, if the air outdoors is cooler than the air indoors. Learn fan strategies for saving electricity.

Crawl Space Issues (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) Crawl spaces cause many energy and moisture problems. This mini course explains how crawl spaces cause problems, and how to solve crawlspace problems.
Dense-Pack Wall Insulation (Micro Course)
(0.7 CEU; 45 minutes) Dense-pack wall insulation is one of the most effective energy-saving retrofits available to insulators and their clients. This micro course shows you the main tools and methods with three videos and an illustrated handout.
Densepack Wall Insulation Retrofit (Mini Course)
(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.
Door Repair, Adjustment, and Weatherstrip (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) Repairing doors requires quite a bit of good judgement along with carpentry skills. You’ll learn about the most common problems with doors and how to fix them. We discuss the types of door weatherstrip and how to weatherstrip doors.
Door Selection and Installation (Mini Course)
(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..
Duct Air Sealing (Mini Course)
(1.5 CEU) This mini course discusses duct-leakage standards and duct-leakage measurement. You'll discover where to find the duct leaks and learn about  the methods and materials that duct sealers used to seal ducts.
Duct Airtightness Testing (Short Course)
(5.0 CEU) This short course discusses two ways of evaluating or measuring duct leakage: pressure-pan testing and duct-blower testing. Pressure-pan testing helps to evaluate duct leakage and locate duct leaks. Duct-blower tests quantify air leakage to help energy auditors estimate how much time and effort to spend sealing the ducts.
Duct-Blower Testing (Mini Course)
(2.0 CEU) This mini course discusses industry standards for duct-airtightness and how to interpret duct-blower test results. You’ll learn how to conduct the total duct-leakage test and the leakage-to-outdoors test.
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