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CARP 040N - Green Building and Weatherization

Unit(s): 1.50

Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B

This course is designed to meet the needs of indentured apprentices with the State of California who are interested in the carpentry industry. The course begins with a detailed explanation of sustainable building science, materials recycling, and whole house audits, as well as a discussion of construction components and systems that contribute to energy efficiency. The differences in structural design such as joints, framing, windows and door openings, floors, and attics are evaluated for issues related to air flow and stack effect in conditioned spaces. Instruction includes thermal principles, air exchange rates, controlling air leakage, and ratings for insulation and fenestration, as well as air sealing methods. Best practices for renovation construction are demonstrated during practical exercises focused on implementing energy audit recommendations for insulation, air leak/duct sealing, window replacement, water conservation, hazard and moisture remediation and appliance upgrades, and combustion appliance zones (CAZ). Techniques and devices used to maintain healthy air quality during construction are employed for applicable activities.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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