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Weatherization and Energy Efficiency: Comprehensive / Tier One Classes

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Here is a list of our current online classes for Weatherization and Energy Efficiency. Comprehensive classes are part of our IREC accreditation and BPI CEUs can be given for successful completion of them.

Here is a list of our current online classes for Weatherization and Energy Efficiency. Comprehensive classes are part of our IREC accreditation and BPI CEUs can be given for successful completion of them.
These can be taken anywhere you can connect to the internet – even at the beach!  You can use a laptop or any mobile device – even your cell phone.

​For all of the classes, please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for payment and sign-up. We can accept credit cards or create a simple contract which we will invoice against.

Comprehensive / Tier One Classes

Energy Auditor Comprehensive: 
This 36 – 40 hour class covers everything needed for the work of the energy auditor, except the actual hands-on practice, which can be done as a 1-day field class (max 3 people) at our training center or remotely via Zoom.  The online  class is engaging with the ability to have both online student  and instructor interaction.  Students wishing to take the BPI Energy Auditor exams may take them either  att the  Santa Fe  training  center or through remote proctoring (note – you must apply to BPI to take this exam beforehand.)  Approved for 36 BPI CEUs. 
Free prerequisite – Building Science Principles class.
$595 includes textbook 
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Building Analyst
This 32 hour class cover everything needed for the work of the Building Analyst, except the actual hands-on practice, which can be done as a 1-day field class (max 3 people) at our training center or remotely via Zoom.  The online class has short videos, quizzes, discussions and assignments. It is engaging and interactive. The BPI Building Analyst written and field exams can be taken at our  Santa Fe training cventer  or remotely after this class. Approved for 32 BPI CEUs.
$495 include textbook.
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Building Science Principles:
This beginning building science class closely follows the BSP book from the Building Performance Institute, giving the student an alternative way to engage with the material. This class covers the concept of House as a System, heat transfer, air sealing, insulation, HVAC systems and more. Lots of short quizzes give a lot of practice for those wanting to take the Building Science Principles exam afterward. 10 – 12 hours. Approved for 4 BPI CEUs
$100
Optional textbook – $100    Optional online BPI Building Science Principles online exam – $100
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Quality Control Inspector: 
This 15 hour class covers everything needed to then take the BPI Quality Control Inspector online exam. Students wishing to take the  written exam may take it through remote proctoring (note – you must already be BPI Energy Auditor Certified to do so). Approved for 15 BPI CEUs
$395
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Multifamily Quality Control Inspector.
This class takes 25 – 30 hours. It includes short videos, assignments and quizzes and covers all of the material from the MFQCI Job Task Analysis. Download the JTA here.  Approved for 12.5 BPI CEUs.
$ 495
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Retrofit Installer Technician.
This 15 – 20 hour class covers information helpful to installers, from basic building science to air sealing, insulation,  basic pressure diagnostics and more. The class is video-based so there is not a lot of reading needed. There are also lots of photos to identify correct and incorrect ways that work can be done.
$495
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Crew Leader. 
This 15  hour class covers all the topics related to the Crew Leader that are not part of the Retrofit Installer job. For example, crew management, communication, health and safety for the crew and more. Approved for 15 BPI CEUs.
$ 395
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
This is a comprehensive class that starts with the basics of heat pumps and then covers installation and design concerns, sizing and choosing equipment, homeowner education, control strategies and more, specific to cold climates. It is focused on retrofitting existing homes and has been designed for Energy Auditors, QCIs and HVAC contractors who would like to learn more about this important technology.
$495    
​Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Healthy Home Evaluator: The Essentials of Healthy Homes. 
This is an extremely enjoyable class which covers the principles of healthy housing and information pertinent to the Healthy Home Evaluator exam in an interactive way. The class finishes with a short project that applies what you have learned to your own home.  After taking this course, if you are already a  BPI Certified Building Analyst, Energy Auditor or Quality Control Inspector, you may elect to take the online written BPI Healthy Home Evaluator exam: http://bpi.org/certified-professionals/healthy-home-evaluator
24 hours. Approved for 12 BPI CEUs
$ 495 includes the BPI Healthy Housing Principles book
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Advanced Retrofits: Smart Thermostats
This class gives the student a complete overview of smart thermostats, the pros and cons of them, installation, programming and tracking. As part of the course, the student chooses an appropriate thermostat for their home, which we then send out for them to install and monitor. 
12 hours over 2 weeks.  Approved for 5 BPI EUs.
$ 495 includes smart thermostat and shipping
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

Energy Auditing Software.
This class for Energy Auditors satisfies the BPI requirements for energy modeling for EA applications. Throughout the class, students use modeling software to complete tasks relating to the audit, and submit software audits based off mock audit forms. Any auditing software may be used to submit your work. 
8 hours. Approved for 4 BPI CEUs
$395
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.


COVID-19: Workplace Safety
This 4 hour class covers information to help you get safely back to work in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Relevant to both office staff and field staff, it has been created with our OSHA safety trainer and explains safety precautions, specific job recommendations and communication skills needed going forward.  Approved for 2 BPI CEUs.
$75.00
Please email amanda.hatherly@sfcc.edu for more information and to sign up.

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