Building Science Training for Home Inspectors
The course covers the basic scientific concepts which affect the dynamics of heat transfer, air movement, moisture transport, moisture management, indoor air quality and combustion safety. Home Inspectors will learn to utilize building science to better identify health and safety issues in the residential structures.
- Understand fundamental building science principles
- Enhance understanding of moisture movement and how a home functions as a system
- Understand how air leakage contributes to heat loss, moisture movement, and conditions conducive to wood destroying organisms
- Explain how insulation deficiencies can cause major problems in managing heat transfer
- Identify potential problems, safety hazards, and upgrade opportunities in forced air HVAC systems
- Recognize and effectively recommend opportunities for improving home performance to potential homeowners
"I learned so much about new products and techniques from the course- I was impressed with the instructor's wealth of knowledge. I will definitely try to weave some of the information from the course into my inspections to help my clients save energy and money."
-Nicole Comer, Home Gnome Inspections (Portland, OR)
CEs & Cost
CCB: 7 CEs
Oregon Certified Home Inspectors (OCHI): 7 CEs
WA State Department of Agriculture: 6 recertification credits
InterNACHI: 7 CEs
*Funding assistance may be provided by Energy Trust of Oregon. Check 'Upcoming Sessions' above for more info.
Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 968-7160 x20.