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With 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.
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.
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.
Students performing blower door tests on modules.
Classroom setting – up to 30 students.
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.