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Weatherization Installer (WAP) Building Shell

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Learn how a house and its ducts are tested for leakiness. Learn about energy in the home and where to look for reducing air infiltration and increasing insulation to reduce energy bills. This program also includes a valuable residential basic training package (8 DVD's and a manual) to help you understand how the components in a house work and what they actually look like with over a thousand real life scenes from actual homes. This Residential Weatherization Shell Technician's Training Package follows the guidelines for the curriculum established in the "Core Competencies for the Weatherization Assistance Program" developed by the Weatherization Trainers Consortium for Department of Energy Weatherization programs for installers.

Topics include:

  • Steam, Hot Water, and Oil Fired Systems
  • Exteriors
  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Basic Roofing
  • Advanced Roofing
  • Principles of Energy
  • Energy and the Building Shell
  • Air Leakage
  • Insulation
  • Windows and Doors
  • Heating
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Cooling
  • Water Heating
  • Health and Safety


This course is specifically designed to train a person to do weatherization assistance program shell technician work. If you are interested in working as a shell technician or installer for helping weatherize homes, use our materials to get the training to help prepare you for working as a shell technician.


Exams will accompany the DVD's, manuals and books. Complete these exams as you go through the material.

course quick facts
course code PRO1271
cost $1145.00
estimated time to
complete course
50 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Stanley C. Harbuck - Stan has been involved in residential and commercial construction and inspections for over 20 years. For 4 years he was licensed for Code Inspections. He also spent time as an evaluator researching housing-related issues. From time to time he is called upon to be an expert resource to the media. Stan has spent considerable time as a Building Maintenance Coordinator and Manager. He is also an Approved OSHA Trainer in the Construction arena.