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BPI’s NEW Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification
SEE the video recording of the November 6, 2014 webinar HERE. (the video may have some synching issues that we are working on)
Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC codes for air infiltration and duct leakage.
Earning the IDL certification is a simple, comprehensive and affordable way for technicians of builders, remodelers, HVAC and insulation contractors to gain skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels.
Passing the exam (field exam only) verifies you can conduct duct leakage and blower door tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard. Begin with this affordable, single measure credential and work your way up to BPI’s “house-as-a-system” certifications using real-time field experience.
Contact any BPI Test Center for the hands-on training you may need to prepare for BPI’s IDL field exam.
Indoor air quality remains a major opportunity for companies doing whole house auditing and retrofit work. Yet despite growing health concerns amongst consumers, and increasing incidences of asthma, the challenges of capturing IAQ leads, testing homes affordably and converting to comprehensive solutions are as vexing as ever. In this webinar, industry veteran and tools expert Bill Spohn discussed his vast experience in the field, including how to affordably test homes, what homeowners are looking for and how to develop retrofits that solve air quality issues.
1. Understand the key parameters of IAQ measurement;
2. Learn about cost effective tools and approaches to test indoor air quality affordably;
3. Learn about mitigation measures that address specific indoor air quality problems.
President & CEO
TruTech Tools, LTD
“It wasn’t exactly as we planned. However, RaterFest! 2013 may well be the most memorable RaterFest ever, if for no better reason than the “biblical” level of flooding that our locale received starting Thursday morning, the kickoff day for the event. We were supposed to be at a super lovely place in the mountains…” READ MORE
Bill Spohn of TruTech Tools took the stage next, and we had the world premiere of the TruTech Airflow trainer. Bill guided the audience through a detailed and fascinating discussion of the right and wrong, the true and false of airflow testing and then entertained a mob of folks around the trainer. Awesome!
Learn to Inspect Heat Exchangers Thoroughly, Yet Efficiently with Ellis and Russell Prach, Heat Exchanger Experts
“The dependable, practical techniques shown in his manual were developed over a 40-year span of furnace inspections and installations.” http://www.heatexchangerexperts.comWith over 40 years of experience, Ellis Prach owned and operated his own successful heating business and tours the nation regularly delivering seminars. He is the author of the Heat Exchanger Experts® Residential Heat Exchanger Manual.
Look for a seminar near you. To learn more about upcoming dates and locations, visit our website at http://www.trutechtools.com/events.
INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TRAINING with Monroe Infrared Technology
2 DAY BASICS WORKSHOP
Earn 7.5 BPI Continuing Education Units (CEU) in this 2 day hands-on course, which emphasizes practical knowledge learning, field training and includes a course exam.
Infrared Thermography <–Flier
Learn how to successfully operate the handheld infrared camera and efficiently incorporate it in businesses. The course gives new and experienced thermographers a solid understanding of infrared energy audit practices. Because the course is occurring at the Pittsburgh Green House, a typical 110-year old home and weatherization training center, the training will be mostly hands-on in real scenarios.
NOTE: This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Please register to reserve your spot.
COST: $550/person, $1000/group of 2
May 14 + 15, 2013 — 8:30AM to 4:00PM
Pittsburgh Green House — 308 North Sheridan Avenue — Pittsburgh, PA 15206
REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.PITTSBURGHGREENHOUSE.ORG
OR CALL (412) 362-4744
Fluke has put together a couple of good applications notes for current and prospective thermal imaging practitioners.
(click on the images to get the downloads)
Read how a seasoned pro answers questions like:
• What is your line of business?
• How did you originally learn about thermal imaging?
• Describe how thermal imaging fits in your business or as part of your services.
• What % of your business uses thermal imaging?
• Why did you choose Fluke and why did you choose that particular model?
This 12 page guide covers key topics like:
What is thermal imaging?
The benefits of thermal imaging
Thermal imaging applications
Best practices for performing
a residential infrared inspection
Choosing the right thermal imager
Checklist for choosing a thermal
imager for building inspections