Resource South End Joinery Workshop, 339 Pine St, Burlington VT
Free - $300/week stipend available for qualifying students
PROGRAM COMPONENTS OF WEATHERIZATION 101 Certification – Students will earn an OSHA-10 certificate for job site and construction safety – an essential certification for anyone entering the profession and one valued by employers. Weatherization – Students will learn the principles of home-energy efficiency and building science. They will practice the weatherization techniques of air sealing, foam and cellulose application, proper ventilation, and moisture barrier setup. The curriculum follows the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Installer/Technician guidelines. Carpentry & Construction – Students will learn how to properly and safely use carpentry power and hand tools; carpentry vocabulary and job-site rules; and residential construction-techniques. Students will also learn construction math, job site safety, materials handling, and construction drawings and blueprints.
What is a Lead Carpenter? What are the challenges that a Lead Carpenter regularly faces? What tools and techniques are available to make a Lead Carpenter successful?
HELM’s Lead Carpenter Training is for current and aspiring Leads who are looking to build their management and leadership skills. In four (4) hour and a half long sessions, we will explore what it means to be a Lead Carpenter- the job description, how to set a project up for success, and how to lead a team. We’ll also provide a portfolio of sample documents to support your process.
Every Vermonter can tell you their tricks and tips for Out Smarting Winter, and as the theme of the 2021 Button Up Vermont campaign we want to put your knowledge to the test. Join us for the last Weatherization Wednesday in the series where we will have a game show style webinar to make sure you are ready to beat the winter cold with your new weatherization knowledge. Prizes a plenty, so bring a friend and have fun all in the name of reducing Vermonters thermal energy burden!
Healthy Materials will take a dive into the broken promise of the statement “better living through chemistry.” Through assigned reading, case studies, videos and discussion,we will explore the effects of modern building products and household goods on our health.
We will begin to connect the health crisis that is ever present in our lives to our built environment and explore alternatives that are healthier for people and the planet. We will develop an awareness of the importance of choosing the most appropriate materials for our building projects, not only to help drawdown embodied carbon from our work, but also to choose healthy materials for both interior and exterior finishes.
Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These "green" buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understanding of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.
This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success.
Discussions will include:
functionality and durability
construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost
how design layout impacts HVAC systems' cost and plumbing costs
solar gain impact on buildings' inside living spaces
bulk water management; moisture management
fresh air management
how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a "return on investment" that is a net or positive cash flow from day one
Please note this course utilizes a “flipped classroom” so you’ll need to prepare for class by watching a series of pre-recorded videos introducing the material so that the in-class time can be focused on question and answer. American Institute of Architects (AIA): 6 HSW Learning Units
General Contractors, HVAC Contractors, HVAC Technicians, Installers, Sales Staff
This course will cover features and benefits of Rheem/Ruud 5th generation HPWHs and will touch on install considerations. Learn about the newest product updates including highest UEF in class, smart features with leak detection/auto shutoff capabilities and smart home compatibility. This class is designed for contractors, service techs, sales staff and anyone wanting to learn about the most efficient water available in North America.
This will be a technical focused training on Rheem high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters. In this class we will cover install considerations, sizing, venting, servicing, and troubleshooting. This class is designed for installers and service techs to understand the technology and feel confident they can comfortably install and service these units after completing this course.
Participants will receive the skills and knowledge to balance the airflows of Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRV/ERVs). They will also have an overview of the installation and measurement requirements. An HRAI checklist for installation and servicing of HRVs and ventilation systems will be made available, for use when on the job. After an instructor-led demonstration, participants will be divided into two groups to complete a hands-on assessment of balancing and a brief exam on installation requirements and the theory and application of air flow measurement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own measuring equipment and use it in a comfortable learning environment.
Certification as an HRV/ERV Balancer, which is recognized by many jurisdictions
The ability to use a variety of flow measuring devices to measure and balance airflow
A good understanding of installation practices
Prerequisite: Details vary depending on the local code, so participants are required to attend HRAI’s Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building Code OR Residential Ventilation using CSA F326 course before being able to attend the HRV/ERV Installation & Balancing Fundamentals course.
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.
Yestermorrow at 7865 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673
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
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.
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.