This week’s HERS Rater training course was in Manteo, NC, just across the water from the Outer Banks. We had a great group of folks in the class, representing many different work experiences – builders, HVAC contractors, weatherization auditors, code official, etc. Everyone did a great job digesting the large amount of building science information in such a short period of time. This really is a crash-course in building science, and is certainly geared toward those that want to test their learning capacity!
The local chapter of The Nature Conservancy allowed us to use their administration office as one of the buildings we inspected and rated (thanks Aaron!). It was a very interested building, built in the mid-eighties, that sits above a freshwater pond (in the middle of the dunes!). Talk about a moist environment! Everyone should consider donating to TNC to fund the work that we’ve identified for their buildings!
Many thanks to all of those that attended. It was a lot of fun. And, I hope you are successful at putting your new-found skills to productive use! I’d love to hear what you thought of the class. What was the most beneficial thing you learned? What advice would you offer to someone that wants to attend a HERS Rater training? How are you going to use what you’ve learned in your current job? Please share you comments below!