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Basic Auditor Training

Date & Time: 
07/18/2016 - 1:00pm to 07/22/2016 - 12:00pm

This 5-day course is a combination of classroom and in-field training. The course is designed for new evaluators/inspectors, but may also be used as a refresher for other evaluators/inspectors. The course will cover the basics of how to conduct a weatherization evaluation of a house, including an NEAT/MHEA energy audit and a health and safety assessment. Topics included in the training are: the equipment used in an evaluation, residential construction details, energy principles, and the various steps involved in the evaluation. Participants will learn how to use the blower door, pressure gauges, and the ASHRAE 62.2 calculation software. Participants will also learn how to conduct basic combustion health and safety assessments, how to do refrigeration appliance replacement assessments, how to do zone pressure testing, and how to conduct duct leakage testing. The course will also offer an overview of the program, how it started, funding, client qualifications, etc., and some basic program issues, such as work deferral issues, client selection and client priority.

Participants should bring a TI-89 calculator.

When:  July 18 – July 22, 2016 - Begin at 1:00 p.m. on the 18th and end by noon on the 22nd.

Where:  MICA, 1001 S. 18th St., Marshalltown IA.   Agencies are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and room reservations.

Reimbursement:  HEAP Training funds may be used for staff to attend this session.

For more information:  This announcement is only sent to agencies which indicated a need for this training. To confirm your agency’s spot please e-mail Marcia Thompson at Marcia.Thompson@iowa.gov. No telephone calls please. This training is approved for local agency personnel only.