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Gateways for Green Building Courses for Green Building Continuing Education

Gateways for Green Building Continuing Educaiton for Green Building Employees and Professionals

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Successful completion of Gateways training provides the opportunity to participate in additional green building courses sponsored by the North Orange County Community College District—Los Angeles/Orange County Environmental Training Center (LA/ OC ETC) under the California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program.

Building Analyst and Envelope Professional

Inspect buildings for thermal leakages and improve insulation in order to save energy. Topics covered include: Inspecting the Site, Building Envelope and Mechanical Ventilation Systems; Measuring CO; Appliance Venting and Vent Pressure; Evaluating Ductwork and Airflow Design; Duct Leakage and Air Distribution System Repair Methods; Blower Door Testing; Duct Testing; Moisture Detection; Proper Insulation; Air Sealing of the Building Envelope and Draft Repair; Billing Analysis and Measures for Improvement Packages; Creating Reports, Proposals, Scope of Work and Cost Estimates.

Building Performance and Home Energy Rater

This course will focus on the Home Performance Contracting model with Energy Star. Procedures, policies, mechanisms, and diagnostic tools for evaluating the performance of a home or building will be taught by an experienced California Licensed and Certified Home Performance Contractor following the Building Performance Institute (BPI) curriculum.

Home Energy Rater will focus on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). The HERS process and HERS Phase II process will be examined from start to finish, with diagnostic tools and techniques and procedures to calculate, quantify and document impartial third party verification that complies with California state standards. An active and certified HERS Rater and California Energy Auditor will be the course instructor.

Water/Energy Auditor and Accredited Green Plumber

Heating appliances and design of hot water systems, HVAC principals, feasibility and design of rainwater and gray water re-use systems and wastewater treatment.

A section on solar water heating will include: solar hot water technology, state rebate information, sizing and installation, retrofitting and new technology. Students taking these two courses will learn how to conduct water and energy audits for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Retrofitting will be covered as well as creating a long-term plan for water/ energy efficiency in the home. Completion will result in certification as a Water/ Energy Auditor and/or Accredited Green Plumber by Green Plumbers USA.


Learn more about Training Courses here.

Learn more about The Gateway to Green Building Program here.

Learn more about Continuing Education here.

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South Bay Workforce Investment Board
Jan Vogel, Executive Director
11539 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 970-7700
Robert T. Mejia, Program Manager
India Brookover, Program Assistant



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