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Florida Weatherization

Course Dates and online registration are available at the bottom of this page.

http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fhcd/wap/files/WeatherizationLogoColorLarge.jpgWith assistance from the Florida American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Florida Department of Community Affairs’ Weatherization Assistance Program is offering grants to qualifying low-income households for energy-efficient home improvements.  Preference is given to owner-occupied homes, elderly (60 years-plus) or physically disabled residents, families with children under 12 and households with a high-energy bill.


Course Description

The five (5) days of classroom and hands-on training allows each student to learn and perform building diagnostics in accordance to the prescribed reference materials provided by DCA Weatherization Program. This includes health & safety concerns, combustion safety, building airtightness, insulation, ventilation concerns, duct system evaluation, and appliance measures.

  • The course is divided into 4 main sections: Weatherization Introduction, Health & Safety, Building Diagnostics and Weatherizing Homes.
  • Each of the four sections has an evaluation that is both written and practical.
  • There are appropriate handouts for each section.
  • Each student in the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

Facilities

Three locations have been procured to meet the needs of the training.  A 6,000 square foot training center located in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza on Clearlake Rd in Cocoa provides room for a classrooms setting of 30 students and space for 18 training modules.  Two houses with gas appliances have been rented to provide hands-on demonstrations and implementation of the training.

classroom

class being conducted

Students performing blower door tests on modules.

Classroom setting – up to 30 students.

 

Training modules

The modules allow two students to work together while learning the various concepts and techniques required to perform various tests.  They are divided into two rooms – a utility and main.  The utility room holds a gas water heater and gas furnace that are vented to the exterior of the module.  Draft is simulated with a small fan located in the vent of the appliances.  A duct system is attached to the furnace which is controlled by a thermostat.  The duct system has been created in such a manner as to show impacts of various leakage types.

 



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CANCELLATION POLICY:  All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 5 business days before the class begins, otherwise the registration is non-refundable.  FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration.  In that event, all payments are fully refundable.  Registrations are NOT transferable to future workshops.  By registering, you accept this cancellation policy.