Southface provides weatherization training services through a series of basic and advanced training workshops conducted across the state of Georgia. The workshops incorporate audio/ visual materials, product displays, and hands-on experience in learning labs and in the field.
Number of Attendees:
Class size is limited to 20 participants
Class Dates and Times:
Dates and times vary. If you are a weatherization agency, visit Southface Weatherization Training Online for more information.
- Topics vary according to the subject matter
- When hosted at Southface, classroom training is conducted in a green building with daylighting. Other facilities may vary.
- Continental breakfast and lunch are provided unless otherwise noted.
- Certificate of Course Completion
Registration is currently open only to individuals sponsored by a local agency designated by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. There are no prerequisites for attending weatherization trainings.
New Crew Basics:
This course equips new personnel with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill weatherization job responsibilities. It provides an overview of basic building science principles such as thermal performance, and teaches students the basic principles and techniques of weatherization, including tools of the trade such as pressure diagnostics.
Lead Safe Weatherization Practices:
This course teaches safe weatherization techniques that should be used in buildings that contain lead paint. Training is based on the highly regarded curriculum developed by Montana State University, which satisfies all Department of Energy and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.
Whole House Weatherization Training:
This course teaches current testing and weatherization techniques used in “Whole House Weatherization.” Topics include basic pressure diagnostics, the use of digital manometers with blower doors, zonal pressure, combustion appliance evaluation and worst case draft testing.
The Weatherization Continuous Improvement Training Series:
The Weatherization Continuous Improvement Training Series are classes that allow current service providers to refine their basic skill levels with advanced training. Courses in this training track include:
Advanced Pressure Diagnostics:
This course trains service providers how to operate a blower door, seal air leaks, calculate fresh air requirements and building tightness and test duct work. It provides hands-on training for each of these tasks.
Mobile Home Weatherization Training:
This course explains the basics of mobile home construction, air sealing, air quality heating systems and ductwork, and shows service providers how to properly insulate walls, ceilings and floors, as well as how to solve moisture problems in a mobile home.
Enrollment is currently limited to employees of service providers in the Georgia Weatherization Assistance Program.
If you are a weatherization agency, click here to visit the Southface Weatherization Training Online.