• Program: Carpentry
  • Course: Weatherization of New and Existing Homes
  • Course #: CARP2015
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will cover improving the energy efficiency and the health, comfort and safety of the occupants of new and existing buildings. The emphasis will be on cost effective weatherization strategies and techniques. This course includes an introduction to energy audits and diagnostics.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Recognize the need to conserve energy
Define the principles of energy
Examine home energy usage
Analyze the relationship between energy and the building shell
Identify construction flaws affecting energy usage
Recognize air sealing methods and materials
Demonstrate finding air leaks
Apply air sealing methods and materials
Identify health/safety issues related to the indoor environment

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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