Vermont Technical College

Using a backdrop of degree day theory, participants will learn home energy auditing techniques and apply them in lab exercises. Concepts of building science, infiltration theory, approved retrofit lists and codes will be used to explore building energy savings and potential payback. Techniques used will include blower door guided air leakage tests, energy bill analysis, IR camera use in auditing, heat systems testing and analysis, health and safety checks, material estimating, measuring and working with field data collection forms.