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
 WDT 009 Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.

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.

Spring 2015 dates will be posted in Fall of 2014.

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.

Spring 2015 dates will be posted in Fall of 2014.

 

 

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Plumbing Exam Prep

This course prepares you for the Journeyman or Master Plumber exam. Please bring a calculator and a highlighter to class. You will need to contact your local city codes office directly to apply for the exam.

 Course  Dates & Times
 WDT 610 Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.

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
Electrical Concepts

Covers Ohm' Law and Watt's Law, Insulation types, color codes, box fill, conduit fill, ampacity ratings, fuses, wiring planning, device configurations, and use of test equipment. No food/drinks allowed in classroom.

Spring 2015 dates will be posted Fall of 2014.

Electrical Procedures

Learn about three-phase power and motor controls, connections for transformers and motors, motor circuit protection and power calculations. Magnetic starters, contactors, relays, pneumatic timers, selector switches and push buttons.

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