What You'll Learn
Our online Residential Energy Auditor training course includes 12 lessons and covers the eight energy categories that you will assess as an auditor. Fundamental theories are explained in detail, followed by the hands-on skills you’ll need on the job. Key topics include...
- Air leakage
- Lighting and appliances
- Windows and doors
Lesson 1: Principles of Energy
Lesson 2: Math Review
Human thermal comfort; relative humidity; the refrigeration cycle; ohm’s law; home energy surveys; building performance audits; series and parallel circuits; the psychrometric chart.
Lesson 3: The Building Shell
Math skills used by heating/air technicians; indoor air quality "at risk" calculations.
Lesson 4: Air Leakage
Weatherization; blower door testing; air leakage; the inspection and diagnosis process; heat loss and heat gain; computer programs used in the inspection process.
Lesson 5: Insulation
The air sealing process; factors contributing to air leakage; air leakage diagnostic methods.
Lesson 6: Windows and Doors
Characteristics and purposes of insulation; types of insulation; safety issues.
Lesson 7: Heating
Window installation and replacement; thermal resistance of windows and doors; weatherstripping; r-values; reducing air leakage, condensation, and heat transmission.
Lesson 8: Lighting and Appliances
Gas and oil heating systems; basics of combustion heating; airflow problems; energy-efficient heating systems.
Lesson 9: Cooling
Energy efficient lighting options; energy efficient appliances; pool/spa conservation techniques.
Lesson 10: Water Heating
Cooling energy consumption; comfort principles; Landscaping; cooling in relation to windows/window treatments; ventilation; air conditioner efficiency.
Lesson 11: Health and Safety
Water heating systems; types of water heaters; water heater safety; water heater maintenance.
Lesson 12: Building Assessment and Home Survey
Indoor air pollution; carbon monoxide; asbestos and fiberglass; moisture management; ventilation.
Building assessments; client relationships; visual inspections; documenting moisture, electrical, health, and safety issues; diagnostic procedures; thermal boundary.
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What You Get
Complete our online Residential Energy Auditor training on your terms. Begin on your schedule, study at your own pace and move ahead fast. We’ve removed the barriers so nothing stands in the way of your progress.
The course includes a balance of important theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:
- Comprehensive textbook & study guides
- Online, open-book exams
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Career search and time management guides
- Participation in the Student Community
- Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®
Graduates of our online residential energy auditor course receive a handsome diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Completing online energy auditor classes from an accredited college is a significant step toward achieving your career goals.
Spending some energy on education now will pay off with a great career in Residential Energy Auditing. Start our online course today! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.