Green Homes & Businesses

Green Homes & Businesses Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
HVAC Installation

This course offers lecture/lab experiences that provide basic skills to properly install furnaces and AC systems. Includes topics of refrigeration, silver brazing, refrigerant recovery and evacuation and venting.

 Course  Dates Times Location Price
 WDT 009 Jan 23-Apr17; F (No class Mar 17) 5:30-8:30pm LCN TBA $800

Backflow Prevention Certification

This class is to certify those who have never been trained or certified to perform the inspection of cross connection and backflow prevention systems. The ASSE certification exam will be given on the last day of training.

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Backflow Prevention Re-Certification

This class is to re-certify those who were previously certified to perform the inspection of cross connection control and backflow prevention systems. Certification cannot be more than 6 months expired. Provide a copy of your certification card which will be submitted to ASSE upon completion of the course and exam.

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Home Energy Audit Information from City Utilities

A home energy audit is often the first step in making a home more efficient.  An audit can help assess how much energy the home uses and evaluate what measures can be taken to improve efficiency.  A professional home energy auditor can use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a home.  Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.*

Currently, City Utilities of Springfield (CU) offers this service to residential customers, and splits the cost of the audit with the homeowner.  Future planning includes changing this utility-provided program, to the market-based Home Performance with ENERGY STAR audit model.  That program will allow the customer to choose from a number of certified energy auditors, then apply for a rebate from CU once the efficiency improvements have been made.  Qualified auditors will be required to obtain Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and certification.

* (Source: ENERGY STAR)

Electrical Training

Course Information Cr Hrs
Home Electrical and Plumbing

Students will learn how to replace receptacles, GFI's, single pole and 3 way switches, smoke detectors, leaky faucets, shut off valves, p-traps, and light fixtures. This class also covers the basics of proper electrical connections and wiring techniques including;  pigtails, wiring polarity, line and load, terminal tabs and electrical testing. Supply fee is $15.

Fall classes will be announced the Summer of 2015.

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