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Residential energy auditor training set

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The U.S. Department of Energy recommends home energy audits as the first step in assessing how much energy a home consumes and evaluating changes to make a home more energy efficient. As people seek new ways to reduce home energy costs and save money each month, the need for licensed residential energy auditors is expected to increase.

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To support this growing need for auditors, the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation will sponsor a five-day residential energy auditor training program in partnership with Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis-based Dunwoody College of Technology, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The course, scheduled for Sept. 21-25, will provide basic training in assessing a home's potential for improved energy efficiency and comfort. The program is suited for people who are performing or are interested in utility-sponsored residential energy conservation audits and working with the low-income weatherization program. It also provides the technical skills for building contractors to add a residential energy efficiency line of business.

Registration for the course, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, is $775, which includes a certificate of examination of the State of Minnesota's minimum qualifications for residential energy auditors.

Registration will be handled through Dunwoody College.

For details, visit www.dunwoody.edu/custom/energyaudit.html, call the CRI at 755-4900, 888-738-3224, e-mail cri@bemidjistate.edu, or visit www.cri-bsu.org

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