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BPI Insulation and Air Sealing Technician
Gain the necessary skills and techniques to properly air seal and insulate a home
Credit Hours: 32 Hours + Field Exam
Format: On-Site Training
Professional Certificate: Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (RBE-WHALCI)
Recommended for: This course is ideal for energy auditors, general contractors, home inspectors, HERS Raters, roofers, HVAC technicians, insulation professionals, electricians, home builders, engineers, architects, and students
NITE's weatherization certification provides the necessary skills and techniques to properly air seal and insulate a home. Weatherization is a huge benefactor when it comes to making a home more efficient. Factors such as wind, sunlight, and precipitation can cause a building to become less energy efficient and without the protection a client's building will be exposed to all of these elements.
Students will learn the proper installation of residential air-sealing measures including dense-pack insulation, spray-foam, caulk, mastic, foam board, bubble blanket, fire-rated sealants and barriers, as well as techniques for sealing and insulating ducts, canned lights, attic hatches, crawl spaces, plumbing penetrations, top-plates, and a variety of gaps, cracks, and openings found in a home.
The benefits of taking this course include but are not limited to giving a student a chance at obtaining the following BPI Weatherization certification: Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (RBE-WHALCI). Enabling students to have access to many financial Incentives due to the fact that BPI Certified weatherization technicians are the key to all of the federal, state, and local level energy retrofit programs. Having this background allows participants to become more approachable and qualified for government incentives and various "green" initiatives.
The topics covered throughout this course include: Causes of Air Movement, Stack Effect & Convection, Safety Equipment, and Combustion Safety
32 Hours of advanced hands on training plus field exam