~Mobile Home Retrofits

This class is designed to provide current and future Weatherization Installers, Crew Chiefs, Auditors, Inspectors, Supervisors, Home Performance Consultants & Contractors the background and foundation of information needed to complete thorough mobile energy retrofit. Each attendee will participate in classroom work, hands on laboratory work and applying techniques specific to weatherization of a mobile home. All training and work will be in accordance with Washington State Department of Commerce Weatherization Specifications, the Department of Energy Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades.

Attendees must come prepared to work in the classroom, outdoors and confined spaces. Please bring your calculator, coveralls, respirator and flashlight.

Knowledge-Based Learning Objectives

Overview of Mobile Home Structural components

Overview of Mobile Home heating and duct systems

Lean air leakage diagnostics specific to Mobile Homes

Lean air duct diagnostics specific to Mobile Homes

Calculate volumes of floor and ceiling cavities

Discuss wall insulation techniques

Calculate insulation quantities

Identify typical Mobile Home Weatherization measures

Skill-Based Learning Objectives

Accessing floor cavities for insulation

Accessing ceiling cavities

Accessing wall cavities

Blowing floor insulation

Blowing ceiling insulation

Stuffing and blowing wall cavities

Installing a ventilation system

PaPauSpecific tasks in the field will include:

Evaluating building surfaces for dense pack insulation

Home evaluation for Health and Safety prior to insulating

Accessing wall cavities

Insulation Blowers

Air leakage testing

Combustion testing

Closing up after insulation

Production techniques

Ensuring and confirming density of insulation

How to insulate difficult building intersections

Prerequisites: none

Materials: pen, paper, calculator, coveralls, respirator and flashlight


Cost: $550 (General Public); $275 (Contractors Associated with a WA State Wx Agency); $0 (WA State Wx Agency Staff)

Instructor: varies - see scheduled courses

Location: varies - see scheduled courses

Registration URL:  Event Link

Date: Jul 19 2011

End Date: Jul 26 2011