Building Energy Science 100 for HERS Raters

This HERS Advanced Rater training class details an understanding of the interworking relationships between climate and various systems in a home and how those relationships impact energy use, comfort, indoor air quality and building longevity. Fundamental elements of energy transfer, heat transmission, air movement, vapor transmission and moisture transmission are detailed.

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will:

  • Understand various systems found in a home
  • Know the laws of thermodynamics
  • Understand solar gains
  • Detail heat transmission
  • Calculate duct conduction, heat flow and heat load
  • Detail air barrier systems, air pathways and stack effect
  • Understand vapor transmission. moisture transmission and control

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