IREC is developing more than 25 online training modules for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) administrative staff. Expected to be ready in early 2020, each will feature a highly interactive, self-paced learning format which in many cases simulates a live scenario.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released preliminary findings from a peer-reviewed study about the efficacy of DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This multi-year study has long been in the works, but the initial release is in response to a June 2015 working paper from academics with the E2e Project, which erroneously posited that the federal WAP and other energy efficiency programs are not good investments.
The National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) at Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT), one of the top building science training centers in the U.S., is the first in the Commonwwealth to offer IREC-accredited training in all four of the Home Energy Professional programs.