Once your home is selected for weatherization services, your local weatherization provider will schedule a date and time to complete an energy audit, which is a computerized assessment of your home’s energy use carried out by a professional energy auditor and includes an analysis of your energy bills, a blower-door (pressurized) test to determine the infiltration of outside air into your house, and an inspection of all energy equipment for potentially health and safety issues.
Once the energy audit analysis is complete, the energy auditor will provide you with a recommended scope of work of the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your home. All work is energy related, and does not include new roofing, siding, or similar structural improvements.
Once the scope of work is finalized, the energy auditor crew leader from the local weatherization provider will meet with you and your family to explain how the work crews and/or contractors will conduct the work. For 2020, the adjusted average cost per unit (ACPU) is $7,669 per home. Weatherization crews or contractors typically complete their work in a day or two, then the local provider’s inspector will review the work to ensure everything was completed, meets the Standard Work Specifications, and all equipment is operating safely. Throughout the weatherization process, the health and safety of your family is a priority.
Mark has been a trainer for more than 3 decades. His training style has been categorized as that of a Law Professor and a Drill Sergeant. His training focuses on the needs of all that are in his class, making sure they all learn and understand the material and standards being sought, the Principles of Building Science, and the importance behind Building Concepts and their Terminology. He believes strongly that there is a disconnect between the individuals building homes and todays building science. There has to be a bridge that connects builders to the science. As we move toward 2023 Mark believes that the best way to bridge the gap is through making visible the education that exists, the path to get it, and a major road show to bring everyone into the classroom and technical sites. With all the technologies available Mark believes that this isn’t the proper use of those technologies. Online learning has its place and he believes in its use, but builders need real solutions, on site, direct to the homes they are building. Mark believes that the best way to educate builders is to match classroom to field. Mark has personal experience working with thousands of contractors, that experience has proven that the contractors have a great need and a desire to have their teams trained. He also knows that there stand several issues that prohibit these trainings from happening. He has always been the solution finder for this type of training. Mark is certain that by bringing the training to locations across the country too, home shows, construction conventions, and any type of large scaled event that bring home owners, contractors, and builders under the roof or into the parking lot we need to be there to offer the courses needed.
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