In late February the Building Performance Center in conjunction with Alaska Works Partnership and with much assistance from RuralCap held an Energy Assessor training in Anchorage, AK. This training was designed for both beginning and practicing assessors. Attendees included folks from the North Slope Borough, Aleutian Housing, Interior Regional Housing Authority and Ruralcap among others.
Two days of class time were spent investigating and studying Building Science, building energy use, diagnostic testing and ventilation. Attendees survived required homework assignments in the evenings and a quiz or two.
Field work included assessing and and writing a project scope for two Anchorage homes. Students implemented a work scope for the second house including attic air sealing and insulation. Before air sealing students verified that the house’s boiler was in good operating condition and would continue to operate safely after air tightening the house. Our air sealing reduced leakage by 700 cfm50.
The hands on portion of the training in particular seemed to be well received by the attendees. We appreciate the participation of our students and all of the great help that RURALCAP’s John Simpson, Ralph Lee and others provided to make this training a success.