A hands-on use of equipment for conducting a residential home energy efficiency audit. Students perform an inspection and evaluation of the exterior and interior of an actual structure; operate a blower door and measure air leakage; evaluate air sealing and insulation; test heating systems, stoves and water heaters. This is the non-credit option of REE 136. Successful completion of SCI 136 prepares students to take the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst I Field Exam. NOTE: Students may receive credit for SCI 136 or REE 136, but not for both.
Special Requirement: Must possess physical ability to use power tools. Must be able to handle test equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Requires permission of instructor. Must be able to climb short ladders and be capable of wearing a respirator and a dust mask. This is the non-credit offering of REE 136.