The Retrofit Installer Technician: Building Shell is an entry-level course that provides an overview of weatherization measures and standards, as well as residential building performance practices including building science basics and the house as a system. The course also covers basic health and safety issues, heating systems and mechanical codes.
This course is the first in a two-part series that covers pressure diagnostics, air-sealing, insulation installs, moisture management, window and door installation, roof vent installation and more.
The course follows the Department of Energy’s standardized curriculum for Weatherization Installer/Technician Fundamentals and has been modified to be consistent with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Job Task Analysis for the Retrofit Installer Technician.
Upon completion of the class, students will be familiar with the tasks performed by a Retrofit Installer Technician and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required to do these tasks.
The structure of the course includes lecture, discuss and practical demonstrations in lab situations.
Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. Use the MT WAP Registration option to register with a $0 fee.
For questions, contact the Training Center at email@example.com, or 406-586-0070.
Please visit the Montana Weatherization Training Center’s website at weatherization.org.