Spend eight highly-interactive weeks deepening your understanding of the language, framework, and systems needed to make your buildings resource-efficient, comfortable, and durable with Dr. Allison Bailes, president and founder of Energy Vanguard.
|Allison A. Bailes III, PhD||Online | Class||
Sep 12 2016 - 8:15am to Nov 6 2016 - 8:15am
This online course includes self-paced weekly content and an active discussion board. Over the eight week course, you'll learn about:
- Building enclosures that control heat, air, and moisture
- Climate zones and energy codes
- Heating & cooling equipment and distribution systems
- Ventilation and indoor air quality
Over the last two weeks, you'll wrap up the content section by putting together a capstone project.
This course is generally not for beginners, although if you work as an engineer or in a similar technical field, you will probably do fine. We assume you have a basic knowledge of construction and building science. If you don't know what a top plate is or how a blower door works, you should look for more introductory training before enrolling here.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe specific strategies and materials for controlling heat, air, and moisture
- Explain what makes climate zones different, details about the IECC climate zones, code requirements for different climate zones, and how to get climate data for a specific area
- Catalog and compare options for heating and cooling equipment and distribution systems
- Choose ventilation rates and describe various ventilation strategies
The course materials include:
- Reading assignments
See the course page on HeatSpring's website for full details. You can also get a sneak peek at some of the materials there.