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REA Energy Analyst course
Recommended Prerequisite: We highly recommend that the trainee complete the REA Installer Stick Built and REA Installer Manufactured Home prior to taking this course.
This course is designed for the comprehensive evaluation and documentation of a performance-based energy audit specifically of the building shell, assessment of the efficiency and safety of the mechanical systems, and to establish the most cost-effective weatherization strategy using skills learned in the course. These include principles of energy, energy and the building shell, energy auditing, air leakage and the dynamics of pressure differentials, insulation types, windows and doors, heating and cooling systems, indoor air quality, lighting and appliances, water heating, and health and safety.
This course provides fundamental concepts related to building science principals, air leakage testing, and performance-based energy auditing. It also provides hands-on training in the lab with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including the blower door, and duct blaster. It also includes overviews of the Site-built Housing and Mobile Home Specifications.
This is an intensive, four-day training course. An open-book exam is given with a 75% or better as a passing grade to receive state certification as well as a field skills demonstration.
New students must complete and sign the Student Participation Agreement for this course.
Please read the OTI Student Handbook and email Drew Sizemore with any questions or accommodation requests.
Reference Materials required for course participation:
- Current version of the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) USDOE State Plan Oregon Weatherization Assistance Program
- Current version of the OHCS Low Income WAP Field Guide & Standards
- Current version of the OHCS WAP Single Family/Manufactured Home Energy Audit Protocol
- Current version of the OHCS Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) REM/Design™ Technical Policies
- Additional information can be found on the State of Oregon Weatherization Training & Technical Assistance webpage.