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Level I Thermographic Applications

Online
$1,895

The Snell Group provides live virtual online instructor-led training courses you can participate in without leaving your home or office. The course covers the theory and applications of infrared thermography in preventive maintenance, quality assurance, condition monitoring, and nondestructive testing of materials fields. This class focuses on qualitative thermography and how to collect data and follow proven and published inspection procedures.

Upon completion, students will be able to capture clear thermograms and make basic inferences and diagnoses. Level 1 material includes infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, operation of thermal imaging equipment, and specific recommendations on how to make quality thermal images that are clear, concise, and easy to interpret. Students are challenged daily with hands-on demonstrations, experiments, and inspection situations similar to those they will experience in their work. Get the experience of a live course, combined with the convenience of a web-based platform. The Snell Group’s experienced instructors deliver knowledge-rich material directly to the student live in a virtual classroom experience. This course fully meets the educational requirements for certification in accordance with Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A, as defined by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

An overview of the most common applications include:

  • Electrical distribution systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Steam systems
  • Refractories
  • Underground piping
  • Active thermography
  • Building envelopes
  • Low-slope roofs
  • Nondestructive testing of materials

Students learn the basic inspection techniques based on accepted industry and international inspection procedures. The course is open to everyone regardless of whether or not they own a thermal imager.

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Assessing and Reducing Embodied Carbon

Online
Free

Building materials and construction represent 11% of global CO2 emissions. In this webinar, move from theoretical assessment and reduction to practice as panelists share real-world examples of tackling embodied carbon. Join us as we explore life-cycle assessments and building design and renovation to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Innovative Partnerships: Collaborating for Community Decarbonization

Online
Free

Complex issues require collaborative solutions. The third and final session in NEEP’s Low-Carbon Retrofit Solutions webinar series will provide examples of innovative and equitable solutions for community decarbonization. Leaders in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and North Carolina are working to address these issues by facilitating intake processes for safety and efficiency upgrades through collaborative partnerships. Weatherizing a home offers various benefits but is often times hindered by existing health and safety issues like asbestos, mold, and lead. This is especially true in older housing stock where safety issues must be addressed before efficiency improvements can be made. By leveraging partnerships around a continued commitment to advance the interconnection of health, homes, and energy, these issues can be addressed and lead to a more equitable and inclusive future.

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Vermont's Greenest Buildings Virtual Tour

Online
Free

Please join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) for a virtual tour of some of Vermont's greenest buildings. During this lunch time webinar, Kate Stephenson of HELM Construction Solutions will lead a virtual tour of the newly renovated Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) Headquarters based in Montpelier. We will then virtually visit the Terwilliger Kincaid Residence, a net zero home and the VGBN 2019 Vermont's Greenest Award winner in the residential category. Architect Jean Terwilliger will lead this tour of her Vermont home. A live Q+A will follow each building tour.

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Working Together to Save Energy: Employee Engagement Strategies

Online
Free

Bring your employees together to save energy! Join us to hear from two ENERGY STAR partners and how they have successfully engaged employees in their energy management plans. Nissan will share how they educated employees about savings at home and work through a phone app, a newsletter, and videos as part of their “Save at Home! Save at Work!” campaign. JCPenney will discuss how empowering their employees with the right information on energy and environmental management, along with fostering a culture that values energy conversation and environmental stewardship, has delivered long-term sustainable results.

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Roadmap to 50% Carbon Reductions in Multifamily Housing

Online
Free

As more multifamily housing providers begin to develop decarbonization goals, it’s time for a conversation on strategies to break down barriers. During this webinar, take a deeper dive into the challenges and opportunities for reducing carbon in multifamily buildings, and how multifamily organizations can begin to set goals and plan strategies.

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Roadmap to 50% Carbon Reductions in Multifamily Housing

Online
Free

As more multifamily housing providers begin to develop decarbonization goals, it’s time for a conversation on strategies to break down barriers. During this webinar, take a deeper dive into the challenges and opportunities for reducing carbon in multifamily buildings, and how multifamily organizations can begin to set goals and plan strategies.

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Green Rehab and Deep Energy Retrofits

Yestermorrow at 7865 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673
$400

This course, led by green building expert Peter Yost, will use the web-based tool, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, to make the comprehensive case for green remodeling. This will be a “soup-to-nuts” approach to green remodeling, covering all of the essential principles of building science on projects ranging from weatherization to gut rehab to deep energy retrofits.

Day 1 will focus on green remodeling principles and the tools available to employ them. Day 2 will be driven by case studies (including the 8-year deep energy retrofit of Peter’s own 100-year old home) and YOUR projects!

Category AIA Credit Courses, Building Systems Design and Building Science Competency All levels, Beginner American Institute of Architects (AIA): 16 HSW Learning Units

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Classroom to Career: Advancement in Energy Efficiency Jobs

Online
Free

Millions of Americans work on the energy infrastructure that powers the U.S. and the buildings that power our economy. Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator partners support and grow our energy efficiency workforce by connecting to training, education, and job opportunities. Learn about the strategies and programmatic efforts they have implemented to support curricula development, job training, and career awareness to bolster future workers in the built environment.

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Classroom to Career: Advancement in Energy Efficiency Jobs

Online
Free

Millions of Americans work on the energy infrastructure that powers the U.S. and the buildings that power our economy. Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator partners support and grow our energy efficiency workforce by connecting to training, education, and job opportunities. Learn about the strategies and programmatic efforts they have implemented to support curricula development, job training, and career awareness to bolster future workers in the built environment.

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Shelter from the Storm: Powering Community Resilience Hubs

Online
Free

Community resilience hubs are locally identified and community-serving facilities that provide residents year-round access to support resources. During extreme weather, they can reduce the burden on emergency response teams by supplying power before, during, and after grid outages through onsite energy systems. Learn from Better Buildings partners who have successfully identified buildings and leveraged energy efficiency, distributed generation, and storage resources to ensure critical community facilities are online when they are needed most.

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Low Carbon Technologies: Strategies for Different Building Types

Online

It is possible for most building types to get to zero carbon emissions using technologies already available on the market today. Join this webinar to learn about the strategies some owners are already using – and those you could be using – to get buildings to low- and no-carbon.