Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”

Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”

December 4th, 2013


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Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”
Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”
Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”
Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”
Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”
Wake Tech Opens New Energy Training “House”

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 3, 2013) - Wake Tech dedicated its newest training facility – a 300-square-foot house built to provide hands-on training for jobs in sustainable energy – on Tuesday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, took place at the Eastern Wake Education Center in Zebulon, and included interactive demonstrations of the new facility’s features.   

The small house, complete with a kitchen, bathroom, and multi-level attic, is an Energy Auditing Lab. It was constructed with intentional energy deficiencies to serve as a laboratory and testing facility for students learning how to perform energy audits – to help homeowners determine where they are wasting energy and money. The new lab is approved as Field Test Center by the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI). Students who pass the field tests can become BPI-Certified. 

Wake Tech’s Residential Building Analyst and Building Envelope Specialist classes, offered through the college’s Continuing Education Division, train students to perform energy audits – check for leaks, examine insulation, inspect furnaces and ductwork, perform blower door tests, use an infrared camera to check for energy loss, monitor carbon monoxide, and inspect combustible appliances. 

“We wanted to give students a real-world setting in which to practice their skills,” said Britne Bucklew, Program Coordinator for Green Building and Sustainable Energy. “This facility includes unusual situations that might be found in older homes as well as mistakes common to new residential construction.” 

The open house included demonstrations of energy auditing equipment and opportunities for visitors to try their hand at auditing. Light refreshments and tours of the other Eastern Wake Education Center facilities were also offered.   

For more information about Wake Tech’s short-term training in sustainability technology, visit greentechnology.waketech.edu. 

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