Objectives[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will understand:

  1. Residential energy uses and loss
  2. Assessment procedure, observations, techniques and identifying goals
  3. Client interviews, communication and observational inspections
  4. The house as a system – interactive effects
  5. The what, why, and how much of diagnostic testing equipment

Goals[edit | edit source]

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The following are some of the main goals for the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module.

Concepts[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will understand the following concepts (among others):

  • Lighting Efficiency -> Safety
  • FUE and EF
  • Combustion Byproducts
  • Combustion Safety
  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat loss
  • Infiltration
  • Diagnostic Testing

Vocabulary and units[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will be able to confidently use the following vocabulary and/or units (among others):

  • BAS (Building Airflow Standard), combustion, Appliance Zone, Building Envelope, R-Value, Airchange per hour, EF, Efficacy, Infrared thermography, R-Value
  • CFM, CFM30, pascal, F, C, K, ACH, and Lumens

Calculations[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will be able to do the following calculations (among others):

  • Light Exchange Saving
  • Flow rate conversions, such as Cups/sec to Gal/Min
  • CFM to ACH

How to[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will be comfortable doing the following (among others):

  • Identify, Quantify and Report Losses
  • Inspection, Observational, Assessment, Client interview, Testing equipment, Write and present the report

Field trips[edit | edit source]

By the end of the Retrofits and Energy Efficiency module, students will be have gone on the following field trips (possibly among others):

  • Job site
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Authors Lonny Grafman
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Language English (en)
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Created January 28, 2011 by Lonny Grafman
Modified December 5, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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