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Ask the Experts workshop

Ask the Experts

Posted December 10

SER's small business program will be presenting a panel of experts on Saturday, December 14th from 10 am - 12 pm at... Read more...

Business Plans 101

Small Business Plans 101

Posted November 19

Have you started your own business but are missing a structured business plan?  Are you looking for business... Read more...

volunteers more likely to find jobs than non-volunteers

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Posted June 24

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Energy Analyst

Course Description

The Energy Analyst Training Program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to become an Energy Auditor or Rater.  It is generally required that the student complete the Weatherization Worker course prior to entry into the Energy Analyst program; it is assumed the student already has a comprehensive understanding of residential construction, mathematics, and energy consumption.  Skills developed include building investigation, computer aided modeling, mathematics, and advanced energy theory.  Students will be trained on various diagnostic equipment including a blower door, duct blower, and infrared thermal camera.  Some of the topics covered are Combustion Appliance Zone and testing, zonal pressure diagnostics, and electrical energy consumption.  The final project of the course is to individually evaluate a residential structure; this includes a site visit, testing of the home and appliances, modeling inside 3D energy rating software, analysis of results, and the writing of a final report for a mock homeowner or client.  Upon completion of the class the student will have the training and resources required to pass either the HERS Rater or WAP / BPI National Certifications.

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