Reducing your energy demand and making sure that heating, AC and other utlities are as efficient as possible is the first step in reducing your energy costs.
Weatherization of existing buildings can significantly reduce demand and allow for the installation of alternative energy systems that are more efficient because of the reduced demand.
The programs outlined in this post not only offer valubale job training but help create a more efficient society.
WIPP Weatherization Training #1: Organic Think and BPI Preparation This training is scheduled for August 29th – September 1st 2011 to be held at the United Way of Long Island’s new 5,000 square foot Green Construction Training Lab, also known as United Way’s E3 Energy/Efficiency/Education Career Training Center, and located at 10 Dunton Avenue in Deer Park, NY. It is geared for YouthBuild construction trainers and members of your weatherization crew staff YouthBuild graduates preferred. At the end of this training, you will be prepared to:Use the Organic Think weatherization curriculum www.organicthink.com, for which YouthBuild USA is paying a 2-year licensing agreement for each of you to use with your crews and YouthBuild students.Take the BPI Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer certification test. The second training, date TBD, will be the certification testing itself.