BPA: Building Science Principles Course: A Free Resource for Educators
This introductory course, presented in slideshow format, is designed to be a starting point for those interested in any career in residential energy efficiency. The course provides learners with basic information on how homes work through the lens of building science.
The Building Performance Association (BPA) has developed a Building Science Principles course to support educators and trainers. This introductory course, presented in slideshow format, is designed to be a starting point for those interested in any career in residential energy efficiency. The foundational principles included in this course will help guide a career seeker into the exciting world of home efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality.
This course provides learners with basic information on how homes work through the lens of building science.
Building science demonstrates how various components of a home interact to affect the home’s overall performance.
By learning about the relationships between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, and appliances, learners will understand how these systems work together to affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home.
Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home should be the first step toward solar, geothermal, or other renewable energy improvements.
Watch to learn about a 1950s Montreal house that was retrofitted to become an efficient passive house by adding a 16 inch thick layer of cellulose insulation to the exterior.
In this webinar, we provide an in-depth overview of AmeriCorps State and National Programming, uncovering available resources for weatherization and clean energy agencies.