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 width=Free residential building certification training for area businesses is being offered by the Lincoln Land Community College Green Center.

The training prepares individuals with experience in residential building or inspection for the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional written and field certification tests.

Six classroom sessions will be held August 22-29, with testing sessions August 30-September 2. Registration is available by calling 558.4277. Although the training is free, a refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a seat in the class.

Participants will learn fundamentals of how a residential building works as a system; how to use the latest building science technology to help solve heating, cooling and air leakage problems; and how to apply a whole-house, performance-based approach to building issues to provide clients with energy-efficient homes.

Certification can increase job opportunities in the green economy, build credibility with a nationally recognized credential, and add energy performance assessments to a business’s list of services.

Fees for the course are covered through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, State Energy Sector Grant and the Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance.

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