Energy StarŪ Qualified - New Homes
Jeffrey Havelin, P.E.
Homes can now be qualified as an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Home using the National Builder Option Package BOP, which includes strict requirements for analysis of Thermal Bypass.
The Thermal Bypass Checklist is a comprehensive list of building details where thermal bypass, or the movement of heat around or through insulation, frequently occurs due to missing air barriers or gaps between the air barrier and insulation. The Thermal Bypass Checklist must be completed by a certified home energy rater in order for a home to be qualified as ENERGY STAR.
This (Six-hour) course will review the details of ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homescovering both the Builder Option Package BOP, and the Thermal Bypass Checklist in detail.
The Engineer or Architect of record in many localities is now being asked to certify that the proposed construction plans meet the latest guidelines for ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes, therefore a good working knowledge of this criteria is essential for any professionals who are involved with residential construction.This course is based entirely on both the Thermal Bypass Checklist Guide- Version 2.0, updated June 2007; published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes - Builder Option Package BOP, dated June 2007.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
This course will specifically review and provide an understanding of the methods, procedures for ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes - Builder Option Package (BOP) and the benefits of using the Thermal Bypass Checklist Guide.
This course would be very informative for professional engineers and architects that are interested in Energy Star® or Green systems for homes and buildings.
This course is based entirely on both the Thermal Bypass Checklist Guide- Version 2.0, updated June 2007; published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes - Builder Option Package BOP, dated June 2007 and ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 01) National Program Requirements.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.