Click on the videos and course titles below for a short description of the content included in our energy efficiency modules.

Intro Modules

  1. Careers in Energy Efficiency: Slideshow, video
  2. Pathways to Energy Efficiency Careers: Slideshow, green building career maps
  3. Code Official Careers: Slideshow, 2 videos
  4. Activities: Combined presentation, review worksheet, speed research activity, careers taboo, and jeopardy activity

 

  1. Understanding Energy and How it Moves: Slideshow, video
  2. Heat Transfer and the Building Envelope: Slideshow, videos
  3. Energy and Mechanical Systems: Slideshow, HVAC systems video
  4. Activities: Combined presentation, review worksheet, heat transfer lab, and Jeopardy activity
  1. What are Energy Codes and Standards? Presentation
  2. What is the Purpose of Energy Codes & Standards? Presentation
  3. What Energy Codes and Standards Does Your State Use? Presentation, video
  4. Combined presentation, worksheets, and Jeopardy activity

 

  1. Accessing the Codes: Presentation
  2. Looking up Requirements: Presentation
  3. Energy Code Compliance Paths: Presentation
  4. The Approval and Permit Process: Presentation
  5. Combined presentation, in-class exercise, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity

Envelope Modules

  1. Introduction to Envelope: Slideshow
  2. Envelope & Energy Code: Slideshow
  3. Air Barriers & Thermal Bridging: Slideshow
  4. Activities: Heat transfer video, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity

 

  1. Walls & Openings Fundamentals: Slideshow
  2. Residential Walls & Openings: Slideshow
  3. Commercial Walls & Openings: Slideshow
  4. Activities: Wall framing control layers activity, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity
  1. Roofs & Ceilings: Slideshow
  2. Residential Roofs & Ceilings: Slideshow
  3. Commercial Roofs & Ceilings: Slideshow
  4. Activities: Roof framing control layers activity, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity
  1. Foundation & Floors: Slideshow
  2. Insulating Slab on Grade: Slideshow
  3. Insulating Below Grade Walls: Slideshow
  4. Activities: Slab edge control layers activity, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity

Mechanical and Electrical Modules

  1. Introduction to Mechanical Equipment Sizing: Slideshow
  2. Sizing Residential Equipment: Slideshow
  3. Using Manual J: Slideshow
  4. Using Manual S: Slideshow
  5. Activities: Air conditioning sizing activity, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity

 

  1. Ductwork Fundamentals: Slideshow
  2. Friction Loss: Slideshow
  3. Air & Temperature Loss: Slideshow
  4. Residential Duct Pressure Testing: Slideshow
  5. Manual D Duct Sizing Calculation: Slideshow
  6. Activities: Duct design activity, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity
  1. Basics of Indoor Air Quality: Slideshow
  2. Basics of Building Ventilation: Slideshow
  3. Minimum Ventilation Standards: Slideshow
  4. Energy Code Ventilation Requirements: Slideshow
  5. Activities: Combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity
  1. Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Lighting (Slideshow)
  2. Lighting Power Density (Slideshow)
  3. Lighting Controls (Slideshow)
  4. Activities: Lighting level and Lighting Power Density activities, combined presentation, review worksheet, and Jeopardy activity

Advanced Modules

  1. Definition of Beyond Code: Slideshow
  2. Benefits of Beyond Code: Slideshow
  3. Challenges of Beyond Code: Slideshow
  4. Activities: Beyond code exercise, review worksheet, Jeopardy activity, combined presentation

 

  1. Defining Net Zero: Slideshow
  2. Reducing Energy Use: Slideshow
  3. Renewables: Slideshow
  4. Net Zero Buildings: Slideshow
  5. Activities: Greenhouse Gas Emissions activity, Review worksheet, Jeopardy activity, combined presentation
  1. Assessing Existing Buildings: Slideshow
  2. Tools for Building Inspections: Slideshow
  3. Addressing Common Building Issues: Slideshow
  4. Energy Code Application to Existing Buildings: Slideshow
  5. Activities: Review worksheet, Jeopardy activity, Comprehension checks, combined presentation

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