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Building Analyst Quick Start

The Building Analyst Quick Start online program was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts. In this program, you will learn about the principles of green buildings as well as how to perform comprehensive building assessments. The program covers everything an individual in the building, remodeling, or trade industry needs to know to make buildings perform more efficiently. You'll learn about critical topics ranging from insulation to moisture management to indoor air quality basics.

The program is intended for students who are engaged in conducting building assessments, energy audits, performance testing, energy ratings, green ratings, rating verifications, quality assurance, quality installations, building inspections, home inspections, home tune-ups, or any other related building improvement, evaluation, or repair services that make changes to the building as a system. It is designed to put you into close simulations of situations you can expect to encounter in the real world. You will learn various assessment tools and techniques are, when to use them, how to prioritize decision making, and how to report this information to various stakeholders.

180 Days / 60 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Building Analyst Quick Start

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Building Analyst Quick Start Details + Objective

Course Code: GES717

You Will Learn
  • Understand all the major systems found in a conventional building
  • Identify issues of building science and how they can relate to occupant health
  • Discover the relationships of building systems and building sustainability
  • Acquire observation techniques and data-collection skills
  • Practice inspection and analysis approaches for comprehensive building assessments
  • Understand diagnostic testing procedures for evaluating buildings
  • Learn how to prepare reports and findings for building owners
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Complete the initial portion of the BPI and other Home Performance certification processes
  • Acquire a varied skillset useful for any profession related to home care or improvement
  • Expand your expertise in a growing industry
  • Learn expertly designed close simulations of situations you can expect to encounter in the real world
  • Gain invaluable insight from material designed by nationally recognized building science experts
Building Analyst Quick Start Outline
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Principles of Green Buildings I

Learn to see the house as a system. You will examine the basics of air flow while considering heat flow, insulation, windows, framing, air sealing, and moisture management. You will discover how each part of the house operates to affect the whole.

Principles of Green Buildings II

Examine the risks and dangers to consider within the systems of a house. You will learn about combustion safety, how to ensure air quality, and how to manage moisture. You will also learn how to manage ventilation and make use of the latest conditioning strategies.

Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments I

Learn all the professional observation and data collection techniques associated with comprehensive building assessments. You will learn how to perform both interior and exterior building systems analysis and inspections. You will also learn how to properly report your inspections and document your findings.

Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments II

Learn how to test and perform analysis for combustion safety as part of a comprehensive building assessment. You will also learn how to perform duct, blower door, and zonal pressure diagnostics.

Building Analyst Quick Start Instructors
Roger DesRosiers

Roger DesRosiers is the perfect example of a lifelong learner. He has worked in HVACR for a total of 30 years. Over the years, he has earned an Associates and a Bachelor’s degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and an Associates in Electronics. Among his professional certificates are: Teaching Certificate in Vocational Education for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Member of Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Certified Member of Plumbing Industry Progress in Education, and the 608 EPA Certification. Recently, Roger authored and edited a number of online courses and an article on Tech Tips. He also completed a course in Online Faculty Training to bring our students the very best in both teaching and technical industry knowledge.

Keith Conrod

Keith Conrod has over 30 years of experience in the construction and installation of HVACR systems in a variety of settings. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Calgary for 2 years (studying Mechanical Engineering), later transferring to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he received certification in plumbing and first class gas fitting. Keith has also received certification in Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Mechanical Estimating and Hydronic Heating Design (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology). He is also a member of the AWWA, WCWWA, and Local 496 (United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters). After becoming a certified journeyman, Keith installed the plumbing, heating, medical gas and HVACR systems in hospitals, schools, high-rise office and apartment buildings, food production facilities, sewage treatment plants and many homes. He has a broad range of acquired knowledge and experience in the light industrial, commercial, and housing disciplines. Presently employed as a Site Superintendent/Project Manager for a major mechanical contractor (in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area), he oversees the onsite design and installation of all mechanical systems as well as providing a jobsite link to the engineers and architects. He is also responsible for the training of apprentices and giving guidance and direction to the certified tradesmen in his charge. Keith is well versed in all aspects of the HVACR industry and provides us with a valuable link as well as hands-on insight to the HVACR practices and procedures in the field.

Building Analyst Quick Start Requirements / Prerequisites

This program is for you if you're beginning your career in home performance, whether as an HVAC technician; an envelope worker in areas such as air sealing, insulation, and vapor barriers; a siding and window specialist; or an employee in a similar occupation. The program is also suited for people who will be engaged in conducting building assessments, energy audits, performance testing, energy ratings, green ratings, rating verifications, quality assurance, quality installations, building inspections, home inspections, home tune-ups, or other related building improvement, evaluation, or repair services.

High-speed Internet is recommended, but you can still take programs online using a dial-up connection. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. Please note: AOL, MSN, Opera, Safari, and Camino browsers are NOT supported. It's recommended that students purchase the following textbook: Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings, by John T. Krigger and Chris Dorsi.

Building Analyst Quick Start Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

 

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given six months to complete this program.

 

Do I have to buy additional materials?

The course will not provide the QuickBooks 2015 software. You need to install this software prior to taking the course. Ed2go will provide all other materials and include them in the cost.

 

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

 

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

 

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.


 

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer. In addition, for this program, you'll need a version of QuickBooks 2015 in order to complete your QuickBooks training.

 

Can I use a Mac?

The bookkeeping portion of this course can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. The QuickBooks tutorial can be taken on a PC, a Mac, or an IBM-compatible computer. If you use a Mac, you must purchase the Mac version of the software, although some of the screen shots within the tutorial may differ.

 

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-579-2647. We will answer your questions promptly.

 

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

 

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

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