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Seminar: 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Residential Overview (New Update)

This full day training is for HERS Raters or anyone working with Title 24. It offers an updated overview of the Title 24 Code changes for 2016.

Related Course: 2013 Title 24- Building and Duct Leakage

Seminar: 2019 Title 24, Part 6: Residential Overview (New)

Title 24, Part 6: 2019 Residential Introduction

The 2019 update to the Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards requires new and altered homes to become more efficient. The standards have been adopted, and implemented for projects permitted on or after January 1, 2020 This full day training provides an overview of many of the 2019 changes that affect California raters, builders and officials in the upcoming code.

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Seminar: 2022 Residential Code

This session covers the key elements that impact materials, designs, procedures and equipment that residential builders, enclosure contractors, HERS raters, building officials and HVAC contractors will be implementing.
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Seminar: Advanced Blower Door Diagnostics and Air Leakage Identification

This half day class covers the advanced details of Blower door testing.

Related Course: Performing Duct Blaster and Blower Door Tests

Seminar: Advanced Energy Pro Modeling

This class is for raters who have had some exposure to using Energy Pro for HERS II analysis, but who may need a bit more practice and additional exposure to more complex buildings.

Related Course: Advanced Energy Pro

Seminar: Advanced Solar

This is a half day class on Solar

Related Course: Solar PV

Seminar: Advanced Solar

Detailed overview of The New Homes Solar Partnership for Solar PV rater verification process is covered in full day class.

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Seminar: Building Energy Science I (BS 100)

This ½ day program goes through the Building Science behind Heat, Moisture and Pressure transfers that occur dynamically each day. Using the principles found in the "Second Law" we can locate problems affecting buildings. This is part of the Series dealing with Building and Pressure Diagnostics.

Please contact Kathleen Armstrong with any Questions (209) 966-3153

Related Course: Building Energy Science 100 for HERS Raters

Seminar: Building Energy Science I - Preparation for Building Sealing

This is a full day class to focus on the basics of home sealing in California. This is recommended for each Rater, Mechanical Contractor or Building official involved in an Air Sealing Project

Related Course: Building Energy Science I- Advanced Air Sealing

Seminar: Building Energy Science II - Residential Air Sealing

This half day training will cover the issues and cautions surrounding air sealing.

Related Course: Building Energy Science II- Residential Air Sealing

Seminar: Building Energy Science III - California Ventilation Options

This Half day class reviews the Title 24 codes and ASHRAE 62.2

Related Course: Building Energy Science III- Residential Ventilation

Seminar: Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 1)

A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Seminar: Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 2)

A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Seminar: Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 3)

A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Seminar: Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 4)

A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Seminar: Building Energy Science w/MI-BEST (Day 5)

A comprehensive, hands-on 5-day series of building science trainings for: HERS Raters, BPI Contractors, Energy Auditors, Energy Analysts, Architects, Builders and Building Professionals, HVAC Contractors and Technicians, Utility Program Sponsors, Facility and Energy Managers, and Building Officials. Each class in this series may be taken individually. The series is conducted over 5 consecutive days.
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Seminar: Building Pressure Diagnostics

The Building Pressure Diagnostics class explains the principles of air pressure within a building and how to use these principles to diagnose air flow problems.

Related Course: Building Diagnostics

Seminar: Building Science Overview

This material covers the fundamental issues affecting building siting, design and implementation.
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Seminar: Combustion Safety

This training will go into depth on how to conduct a Combustion Safety Test (CST) in the Combustion Appliance Zone CAZ under Worst Case Depressurization (WCD).

Related Course: Combustion Safety Testing

Seminar: Commercial CalGreen

The Commercial CalGreen class reviews the Energy Efficiency Measures within the newly released CalGREEN Code.

Related Course: Comm. CAL Green- Tier 1 & 2

Seminar: EPA 608

EPA 608
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Seminar: EPA Core and Type II

This class will consist of a 5-6 hour guided study session for the EPA 608 exam, followed by a closed book, on-line certification exam. This certification is required for all raters who wish to perform refrigerant charge verification.

Related Course: EPA 608 Exam Prep

Seminar: Equipment Calibration: Class

Equipment Calibration
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Seminar: Hands on Duct Testing

This half day field day class will cover how to complete a duct system leakage test using a duct blaster.

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Seminar: Hands On Refrigerant

Hands On Refrigerant
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Seminar: Hands on Refrigerant Charge Measurement

This half day course covers the important factors of refrigerant and airflow on installation.

Related Course: Refrigerant Charge Measurement

Seminar: HERS II Multi-Family

This 1/2-day class will discuss the pilot programs now underway for performing HERS II ratings on multi-family buildings.

Related Course: HERS II Training for Multi-Family Buildings

Seminar: HERS II Overview

This 1/2-day class will discuss what HERS II (Whole House Rater) is and how it relates to BPI, the interim performance approach, Energy Upgrade CA and other energy programs.

Related Course: HERS II Overview

Seminar: HERS Raters Energy Code Enforcement - An Introduction for Building Code Enforcement Personnel

This 1/2 day class covers the different types of raters and certifications, the role of HERS providers, the various types of inspections that HERS raters do.

Related Course: HERS Raters and Energy Code Enforcement

Seminar: HVAC Airflow

HVAC Airflow
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Seminar: HVAC System Airflow Analysis

The HVAC System Airflow Training Class will review and demonstrate the three CEC approved methods for HERS raters to measure HVAC system airflow.

Related Course: HVAC Systems- Airflow Analysis

Seminar: HVAC System AirFlow and Static Pressure Diagnostics

This half day training session covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment.

Related Course: HVAC Systems- Airflow Analysis

Seminar: Infrared Thermal Imaging

This class(1/2 day) is in an introduction to thermal imaging and IR science.

Related Course: Intro to Thermal Imaging for HERS Raters

Seminar: Introduction to ZNE(Zero Net Energy)

Overview of Zero Net Energy at an introductory level. Half day class. Target Audience: Architects, engineers, contractors, building professionals, raters, building owners and operators, HVAC professionals, policymakers and local governments.

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Seminar: Manual D

This class covers efficiencies relating to design, installation, as well concepts focusing on delivered efficiencies, operating points, fan and duct curves.

Related Course: Manual D- Hand Calculations

Seminar: Manual D (Spanish)

Manual D (Spanish)
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Seminar: Manual J

This 1/2 day class covers Sizing Introduction,Wrightsoft Set-up,Data Sheets and hands on training

Related Course: Advanced Manual J

Seminar: Manual J (Spanish)

Manual J (Spanish)
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Seminar: Manual J&S Combo Class

First section (AM) of class covers Manual 'J' Sizing Introduction, Manual 'J' Wrightsoft set-up and hands on training Detailed Cooling Capacity Data Sheets and Air Flow Calculation Worksheets

Second section (PM) covers Manual S, Sizing of Residential Equipment based on Manual S and the California title 24 Part 6 parameters. Material includes: Reference App JA-II, Various Manufacture Equipment Data sheets, a PowerPoint with a step-by-step work through, and a Wrightsoft computer element.

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Seminar: Manual S

This is a 1/2 day class covers Sizing of Residential Equipment,and Data sheets

Related Course: Advanced Manual S

Seminar: Manual S (Spanish)

Manual S (Spanish)
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Seminar: Overview of Residential Water Conservation

1/2 day class provides an overview for residential water conservation techniques, standards, technologies and incentives.
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Seminar: Passive House Basics (ZeroNet Homes)

This half day class covering the development of NetZero and Passive house construction.

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Seminar: Performance Plus

Performance Plus
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Seminar: Proactive Transactions-HVAC: Sales & Service Training for HVAC Contractors

This 1/2 day class discusses how HVAC Sales & Service staff can effectively sell energy efficiency upgrades that include rebates to customers by enhancing their communication skills. This curriculum advances techniques and strategies to overcome barriers.
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Seminar: Quality Installation of Insulation (QII)

This class will cover the Title 24 field verification and diagnostic testing of Quality Installation of Insulation (QII), a HERS rater-verified energy feature used in new construction and some remodels and additions.

Related Course: Advanced QII

Seminar: Quality Installation: High Efficiency Gas Furnace

Full day class covers high-efficiency furnace quality installation practices based on ACCA Standard 5, including applying Manuals J, S, and D in the field, system commissioning, and participation requirements for the SoCalGas High-Efficiency Furnace Quality Installation Program. HVAC contractors interested in participating in the SoCalGas program must attend this class along with the completing the following pre-requisites: Nate Certification or equivalent. Manual J, S, D training. Design software training using either Write-soft or Elite design software.

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Seminar: Residential Pressure Measurement (Manometer)

This class will compare the Retrotec and Energy Conservatory diagnostic equipment used by HERS raters, energy auditors, home performance contractors and HVAC contractors.

Related Course: Pressure Measurement- Manometer Comparison

Seminar: Shades of Green

This 1/2 day class will review some of the similarities and differences between several Green Programs available in the state of California.

Related Course: Shades of Green

Seminar: Title 24

Title 24
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Seminar: Title 24, Part 6 - Residential: Basics for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors

This 1/2 day class is designed to give plans examiners and building inspectors a basic overview of current energy efficiency standards for residential and low-rise multifamily new construction, additions and renovations. Hands-on instruction provided.
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