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Combustion Basics @ Pittsburgh Green House

10:00-11:30am, Thursday, December 6; Located at the Pittsburgh Green House, 308 N. Sheridan Ave; Cost: $15; Hosted by Pittsburgh Green House and TruTech Tools

Learn the basics of combustion and the latest diagnostic procedures that are used to determine if vented and unvented combustion appliances are operating safely.

In this hands-on course you'll learn about what to look for when assessing and testing for combustion safety. You'll also gain a better understanding about the science of combustion to be more knowledgeable about general buildings science as well as discover the equipment and underlying technology used to conduct combustion safety testing.

NOTE: This course has been approved for 1.0 BPI CEU.

What you need to bring: Attendees are asked to come prepared to get dirty - wear long sleeve shirts, pants, and closed toe shoes.

For more information on this workshop, visit:

http://pittsburghgreenhouse.org/

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The Pittsburgh Green House, a project of ACTION-Housing, Inc., is a 110-year-old home that has been renovated as a weatherization training and educational facility where contractors and the general public can learn about residential energy and water savings and making homes healthier. Visitors can browse the resource center for information on do-it-yourself projects, contractors, and retrofit financing; engage in interactive educational activities; discover useful facts on informational signage throughout the building; and interact with our knowledgeable staff.

ACTION-Housing staff, regional experts, and a variety of local nonprofits and product specialists will teach a range of classes geared toward the general public on a rotating schedule. Contractors can receive hands-on training including building science, weatherization skills, blower door technology, and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification in a typical regional home preparing them for career opportunities in the residential weatherization and retrofit market. Some courses are free, while others have associated fees. Take a look at the calendar to find a class that interests you.


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