The Weatherization Crew Chief course is for those individuals that are already proficient as a weatherization installer and are ready to advance their knowledge of building science and develop themselves as supervisors. The “House as a System” concept, as well as crew and homeowner safety, is reinforced through complete BPI Building Analyst training. Additionally, training and best practices for air sealing and insulation installation will be provided.
NEXT CLASS: 6-day course being held on Monday, October 15 to Friday, October 19, and Monday, October 22, 2012, plus testing at a later date.
Hours: 9am to 4pm
COST: Register by October 5 and receive $100 off!
Please note that there is a $600 credit for existing MassSave Contractors (Package 2)
- Package 1 - $1,775 $1,675 - Includes Classes and Building Analyst Test - Register here.
- Package 2 - $1,175 $1,075 (for currentMassSave Contractors) - Includes Classes and Building Analyst Test - Register here.
- Package 3 - $695 - Building Analyst Certification and Recertification test. - Register here.
- PLEASE NOTE: Group discounts are available!
*Existing Mass Save contractors are eligible for a $600.00 credit.
Our course covers the following topics:
- Principles of Energy and Building Science
- The Energy Audit Process & Site Inspection
- Building Shell, Thermal Envelope and Thermal Boundary Analysis
- Conditioned and Transition Zone Analysis
- Airflow Basics
- Ductwork and Airflow Design, Duct Leakage and Air Distribution System Repair Methods
- Moisture Management
- Air Quality
- Combustion Safety and CO Monitoring
- Building Systems: HVAC, Lighting, Appliances, and DHW
- Diagnosing Common Building Problems
- Air Sealing of the Building Envelope and Draft Repair
- Blower Door Testing
- Combustion Testing and Safety
- Health and Safety
- Creating Reports, Proposals, Scope of Work and Cost Estimates
Our BPI Building Analyst Field Training applies the fundamental principals learned in the classroom to an actual residential home. The training will have a large focus on Combustion Appliance Zone testing due to its importance with maintaining the health of the housing occupants. The hands-on portion of the course includes working on location and being taught how to identify common residential problems and learn to use the following equipment:
FIELD PORTION EQUIPMENT
- Blower door
- Ambient Carbon Monoxide detector
- Natural gas detector
- Flue gas detector
About our instructor
Paul H. Raymer is the Chief Investigator for Heyoka Solutions developing fully integrated housing solutions. He has been working with building science consulting and ventilation design since 1977, more than thirty years. (He was previously President of Tamarack Technologies, Inc. and, prior to that, President of Weather Energy Systems, Inc.) He has developed and brought to market more than twenty products. He has taught ventilation, building science, air sealing and combustion safety courses to diverse audiences from home inspectors and weatherization specialists to architects and engineers.
He has developed and taught BPI Building Analyst, Envelope and Heating courses and courses developed by Conservation Services Group on air sealing and combustion safety. He has written and taught courses on ducting analysis and repair, and designed and constructed a duct laboratory for a non-profit teaching organization in Trenton, NJ. He has published articles in “Northeast Sun”, “Smart Home Owner” and “HomeEnergy”, and written the Residential Ventilation Handbook for McGraw-Hill (which was published in the fall of 2009). He has been interviewed for various local and national radio and television programs on ventilation, building pressures, and indoor environmental quality. He has served as a technical consultant for many corporations including Dow Chemical, Rolscreen Corporation (Pella), Acorn Homes/Deck House, and APV Vent Axia. He has worked with three Building America teams. He has reviewed conference proposals for Affordable Comfort and the USGBC’s GreenBuild Conference and the ASHRAE Journal.
He is a full member of ASHRAE (a voting member of the 62.2 Standard Committee) and the Home Ventilating Institute (Chairman of the IAQ Committee) and he is a HERS Rater, BPI Certified Building Analyst, Envelope, Heating, and Heat Pump/AC professional, Certified Type I, II EPA AC Technician, and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators. He provides Manual J analysis for Energy Star for Homes projects and is a member of the International Code Council. Despite (or because) of all this he is still enthusiastic about the science of buildings and the magic of air motion and control and the art of system dynamics.