ADC 161 - Introduction to Building Science
Students learn to perform traditional energy audits on buildings as well as comprehensive, whole-home assessments with diagnostic equipment. Students will learn to diagnose critical performance factors in buildings and increase the energy efficiency of the building and the comfort, health and safety of the building's occupants. Students learn to identify major energy related problems and prioritize solutions based on building science principles and cost-benefit analysis. Successful students will be prepared to sit for the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Building Analyst (BA) Certification examination.