Energy efficiency is becoming more important every day, and now Laramie County Community College offers a program to give students the skills they need to improve their skills in this rapidly expanding field. The Home Energy Auditing Program at LCCC teaches students to test homes and interpret the data to diagnose problems with energy efficiency.
Home Energy Auditing is a 2½-week course that provides students with intense classroom and hands-on training in the home performance contracting field. The first week focuses on classroom learning, and the second takes on-site to perform actual home performance testing. Written and practical exams take place during the last three days of the course.
With a successful completion of the class and the testing, students will be certified through the Building Performance Institute, a nationally recognized leader in professional certification, company accreditation and quality assurance in home performance contracting. The BPI standards are the benchmarks recognized by national, state and local utility programs.
The class meets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays Aug. 2-18. The price of the class and BPI certification is $1,152, which includes lab fees and books. Prerequisites for the course are two years documented residential construction or HVAC experience or a 70 percent score on the pre-screening exam.
For more information, please call Mark Crase at 307.432.1671.