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CONST 160 Introduction to Residential Building Performance

Units: 6

Hours: 81 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CONST 130 and 131, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This class focuses on preparing students for jobs within the Residential Building Performance and Weatherization industries. This class will train students in residential building science, energy efficiency, and combustion appliance safety. Topics will include nationally recognized Building Performance Institute standards and California Weatherization Installation Standards, Duct and Shell Sealing Measures, and Combustion Appliance Zone testing. This is the first course in the Residential Building Performance and Energy Assessment certificate.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Define the role that building performance and weatherization play in helping to reduce the demand for energy.