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The Building Science Summer Technical Institute is an intensive learning experience that includes presentations from Building Science professionals and hands-on activities. The Summer Institute takes place on a college campus where participants will study "whole-house" energy assessments, identify efficiency, moisture and health problems at their root causes, then learn to prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science principles. Students will be taught by an Energy Coach and will learn and perform hands-on building science activities in the state-of-the-art energy efficiency building science test house used for training professionals in this field. This course is geared towards those interested in a career as an Energy Auditor, Architect, General Contractor as well as those interested in starting their own business. This course is available to those 16 years or older. Instructor: Norman Jen has been teaching Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification classes and administering certification exams for the past five years. He holds several BPI certifications and is a HERS rater. When not teaching, Norm is a principal at the Jenesis Group, a local builder and general contractor with over 20 years of building experience.