Advanced Home Energy Assessor Training Series | Building Science Fundamentals

Module 1: Building Science Fundamentals

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Join us for this two-hour webinar to gain a deeper understanding of building science fundamentals. By helping your customers understand how their home performs, you will be able to guide them towards energy efficiency improvements.

An increasing number of home buyers and sellers are looking to score their homes for energy efficiency. Assessors who attend this training will learn to apply their knowledge of building science terminology while working with customers. Participants will analyze how dynamic flows will affect the performance of a house, and learn to evaluate these homes in order to more effectively discuss home retrofits.

This is the first module in a three-part series: 

If you can't make the November dates, you can register for our January webinar series on January 7th, 14th and 21st.  Participants can sign up for one or more modules via the registration form below. 

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator, Lindsay Kemp, at

Learning Objectives
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This training will cover:

  • Building science terminology
  • Understanding laws of thermodynamics and the house as a system
  • Evaluating insulation, duct design, and thermal properties of materials
  • Analyzing moisture movement and relative humidity
  • Ways to increase Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) while evaluating additional healthy homes considerations

When & Where
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Thursday, November 5, 2020
10 AM - 12 PM PST / 1 PM - 3 PM EST

Live Webinar

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
BPI: 2 units

Course Fee
No cost

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Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Home Energy Score Assessors, Home Inspectors, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Third-Party Verification Program Staff

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Jason Elton
Jason Elton: Jason is a senior consultant and quality assurance provider for various energy scoring programs. He is coordinating the onboarding and quality assurance of assessors in the Oregon Home Energy Score program. Jason is qualified as a US Department of Energy Home Energy Score Mentor and QA Provider. His experience includes retrofitting, training, mentoring, quality assurance, and technical support. He holds BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications.
James Metoyer
James Metoyer: Senior Technical Field Consultant at Earth Advantage
James brings over 10 years of experience working in energy efficiency and has earned several industry-recognized credentials including BPI, SHP, PTCS, HERS Rater & LEED Green Rater. He lends his expertise across multiple programs at Earth Advantage, including delivering Quality Assurance on behalf of the City of Portland’s Home Energy Score program and field verification for LEED and Earth Advantage certified buildings. James is also the lead trainer in delivering green construction workforce trainings for students entering the construction industry in collaboration with EA partners at community based organizations and youth training/pre-apprenticeship programs across Oregon. James serves on the board of the Home Performance Guild and Community Energy Project and is passionate about working to ensure people have equitable access to healthy, sustainable and energy efficient housing.


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