This course provides a high level overview of Building Science. It is intended for the General Contractor, Crew Manager, Crew Leader, and Crew Member to provide an understanding of heat flow, air flow and moisture flow through a residential structure. Changes made to a structure intended to improve comfort and energy efficiency are discussed in terms of their potential impact on health, safety, and building durability. Roles in the energy retrofit industry and terminology used in building science, diagnostics and building performance are covered. Anyone involved in or interested in the weatherization of existing home stock will benefit from taking this course.

Module 1 Introduction and Course Overview
Unit 1 EnergySmart for Contractors - Roles in the Energy Retrofit Industry
Unit 2 EnergySmart for Contractors - HERS and the Energy Index
Module 2 Energy Fundamentals
Unit 1 EnergySmart Contractor - Residential Energy Use
Unit 2 EnergySmart for Contractors - What is Energy
Module 3 Heat, Air and Moisture
Unit 1 EnergySmart for Contractors - Heat Transfer
Unit 2 EnergySmart for Contractors - Air Flow
Unit 3 EnergySmart for Contractors - Moisture Transport
Module 4 The Building Envelope
Unit 1 EnergySmart for Contractors - Heat Flows Through the Building Shell
Module 5 Indoor Air Quality and Mechanical Ventilation
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Module 6 Mechanical Systems
Unit 1 EnergySmart for Contractors - HVAC Systems Shop Class
Module 7 Lights and Appliances
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Module 8 The Economics of Energy Improvement
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Module 9 The Work Scope
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Module 10 Putting it All Together
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