Learn how to use the NEAT MHEA Weatherization Assistant tool.
This interactive training teaches weatherization professionals how to collect energy audit data for single-family homes and mobile homes using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA).
This course is brought to you in collaboration with NASCSP and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Benefits of NEAT/MHEA Training
Grow Your Knowledge
Standardize the Industry
Meet DOE and WAP Requirements
How to Get Started
1. Verify System Requirements
To run the NEAT MHEA Weatherization Assistant, your computer must meet some minimum hardware and software requirements. See FAQs below.
2. Register for Training
3. Participate in the Course
NEAT/MHEA Training Syllabus
Learn How To...
- Set up and use the NEAT/MHEA Weatherization Assistant
- Manage the setup and supply libraries
- Identify the thermal boundary of various housing types
- Describe the unique features of single-family & mobile homes
- Identify critical diagnostic tests that must be performed on homes
- Use home data collected on-site to complete an energy audit
- Input house data and analyze results of audit runs
- Estimate pre- and post-energy use
- Identify applicable DOE regulations and guidance
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Quick Answers to Your Questions
Who is this class intended for?
Are there any prerequisites?
While there are no formal prerequisites required, the students who are most successful in this course do have a background in weatherization, home inspections, or energy audits. You'll get more out of this training if you've completed the BPI Building Analyst training program.
What are the system technical requirements?
This training course will require students to have some basic computer skills, in order to use the NEAT/MHEA Weatherization Assistant tool.
In addition, your computer or laptop should meet the following minimum requirements:
- Windows 95 or higher operating system
- Minimum 32 MB of random access memory (RAM)
- 20 MB available disk space
- Printer drive defined
If you do not have a suitable laptop or computer meeting the system requirements, please contact us ahead of time so arrangements can be made.
Will I learn how to perform a home energy audit?
The primary focus of this course is to understand how to properly set up and use the NEAT/MHEA Weatherization Assistant tool. While we will cover some energy auditing principles, this particular course does not teach you how to perform a comprehensive home energy audit. If you're interested in that training, please see the BPI Building Analyst training.
Will I learn how to conduct the critical diagnostic tests?
The primary focus of this course is to understand how to properly set up and use the NEAT/MHEA Weatherization Assistant tool. While we will discuss the critical diagnostic tests that are performed on homes, this particular course does not teach you how to conduct those tests in detail. If you're interested in that training, please see the BPI Building Analyst training.
Is there an exam or credential awarded at the end of this program?
How do I begin the online training?
The first step is to contact us and request this training for your team. The NEAT/MHEA training is reserved only for groups, which means there's greater flexibility for date and location scheduling.
Once we've scheduled your training, we will create unique student accounts for each participant. Students will log into Everblue's secure online learning portal to access the pre-course reading materials. We will send out a reminder email before the scheduled training session, so that students know when to log into the virtual meeting and participate in the online interactive course.