Building Science Principles training class hosted at Nicor Gas

On May 22, Nicor Gas hosted a day-long training class on building science principles to discuss how various components of the home interact to affect a home’s overall performance. Participants learned about the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home to understand how these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This class is particularly beneficial for anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.

Earning a Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy-efficient home performance and could assist you in your position or business. Check out our calendar for more information on upcoming training and event opportunities offered by our partners.


Upcoming events and training

Aug. 21 – Air Leakage: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue

  • Only $44 – Discounted through Illinois Home Performance
  • We will explore how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in the home. Register now

Aug. 23, 24, 27, 28 or 29 – The Heat Exchanger Experts

  • This course teaches inspection techniques and procedures that help service technicians determine the condition of a furnace heat exchanger. Register now

Sept. 6 – Attic and Crawlspace Ventilation

  • Only $44 – Discounted through Illinois Home Performance
  • This session will demonstrate how to coordinate proper ventilation in attics and crawlspaces to be separate from the fresh air exchange in the living space. http:Register now

CCim benefits review

You work hard day in and day out to serve your customers and run a successful business. The energySMART team is working hard to offer exclusive benefits to our Contractor Circle members. These unique benefits not only help your customers, they give your business the competitive advantage. Ready to learn more? Check out this video to see what opportunities lie in store!


TA training survey sent on behalf of IHP/MEEA

The Illinois Home Performance (IHP) program wants to know more about your training needs. In order to offer training that is relevant to you, they are conducting a short survey to identify the training and certification needs of HVAC and Home Performance markets. Please complete this 7 question survey to help them identify training you are interested in.


Consider your multi-family customers

energySMART has several offerings for multi-family buildings that could benefit your customers, like assessments, free products and rebates. Qualifying buildings include multi-family apartments, condominiums, assisted living facilities and retirement communities that contain five or more living units. You can learn more about all of our current multi-family incentives here. Questions about our offerings? Email info@nicorgasrebates.com or call us at 877.886.4239.