||10 Modules||16-18 Hours|
Improve your delivery of whole-home insulation solutions by learning about building science, the house-as-a-system approach to retrofits
Improve your delivery of whole-home insulation solutions by learning about building science, the house-as-a-system approach to retrofits. Understanding the science behind energy retrofits is the key to success when your job is to help people live comfortably in their homes and save money on energy bills.
Anyone in the home renovation or new construction industry needs to know the basics. BHE’s cheap and cheerful online training is designed for busy people by an experienced industry professional. We know what you need to know!
This course takes 16-18 hours (including review time and quizzes)
This course has 10 modules. Each module has a quiz at the end.
- You need at least a 70% in each quiz to proceed to the next module (no limit on attempts)
Like all BHE courses, you have access for 12 months
The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop. It works on tablets, but it’s really hard to see all the detail on a phone!
Sales within Canada are subject to GST/HST
Download course outline
Module 1: What is Construction Technology?
- Construction Technology
- Building Science
Module 2: Building Components & Systems
- Walls & Floors
Module 3: Moisture Management
- Keeping Moisture Off, Out, and Away
Module 4: House As A System
- Heat Flow
- Air Flow
- Moisture Flow
Module 5: Indoor Air Quality
Module 6: Fundamentals of Air Sealing
- Purpose of Air Sealing
- Types of Barriers
- Air Sealing Materials
Module 7: Strategies for Air Sealing
- Air Sealing Issues
- Walls & Floors
- Ceilings & Roofs
Module 8: Fundamentals of Insulation
- Properties of Insulation
- Insulation Materials
Module 9: Strategies for Insulating
- Below Grade
- Above Grade
Module 10: Ventilation Requirements
- Why Ventilate?
- ASHRAE 62.2 Standard
- Apply the House as a System Concept
- Interpret the role of sustainable development in construction
- Explain how building science affects building durability and occupant comfort
- Categorize the signs, symptoms and solutions for good indoor air quality
- Recognize building envelope details and how they control or contribute to heat, air, and moisture flows
- Discuss, at a high level, the properties and features of mechanical ventilation systems