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Boot Camp for Weatherization Installers
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Training Location: NYSWDA Training Center (Building 2) - 5869 Fisher Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057


Who Should Attend;

Entry level field staff and weatherization contractors - see detailed below.


Course Description;

This intensive 4-day training based at NYSWDA's Energy Efficiency Training Center (Building 2) in East Syracuse, is a great introduction to building science principles and hands-on air sealing, dense pack and loose fill cellulose insulation installation. Using our state-of-the-art realistic wall, ceiling and attic props, trainees will learn the techniques needed to effectively weatherize our clients' homes.


During this course, the trainees will be introduced to both HCR and BPI standards and regulations on Health & Safety, Lead Safe work practices and safe and proper use of tools and equipment. Trainees will also become proficient on the set up of blower doors and understand basic use of an infrared camera during air sealing operations.


All three HCR mandatory trainings are covered in this course:

  • Air Sealing - mandatory for WX directors, energy auditors, post inspectors, crew chiefs and crew personnel
  • Health & Safety - mandatory for WX directors, energy auditors, post inspectors, crew chiefs and heating technicians
  • Lead Safe Weatherization - mandatory for all employees who may come in contact with lead based paint while performing their duties

Please reference the WAP Policies and Procedures manual for further details. The above-listed trainings are mandatory for the positions stated. If a subgrantee hires a new employee into one of these postions, or a current employee transfers into one of these positions, it is mandatory that they receive this training within six (6) months of their start date. These mandatory training sessions must be repeated every three (3) years by subgrantee personnel who occupy these positions.



Day One

Monday - 11:00am - 4:30pm: Residential Health & Safety Fundamentals


Day Two

Tuesday - 9:00am - 4:30pm: Introduction to Building Science and Air Sealing Techniques, introduction to infrared cameras, introduction to basic residential framing details with an emphasis on common air sealing areas and building codes requirements for clearance to combustibles.


Day Three

Wednesday - 9:00am - 4:30pm: Lead Safe Work Practices


Day Four

Thursday - 9:00am - 4:00pm: All day lab session tool/equipment safety, lead safe jobsite setup, air sealing techniques, dense pack and loose fill cellulose installation techniques. Afternoon lab session: fundamentals of blower door setup and operation, plus jobsite and lead safe cleanup skills, training skills review, question and answer session, awarding of Certificates of Completion


Course covers the dates of March 13-16, 2017

Start Times: Monday 11:00am the Tues.-Thurs. 9:00am

End Times: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm 


Other Notes:

Due to the nature of the training, all attendees will be required to sign a waiver of liability and a photo/video release form at the start of the training.

Prerequisites: None

Class Size:

: 16

Instructors:, Joe Ilacqua, NYSWDA


$507/person - NY Weatherization Sub-grantees

$725/person - affiliate members

$1,450/person - non-members


For information on becoming an affiliate member, please contact Drew Ehrlich in our Guilderland office (518) 690-0494 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NYSWDA will not be responsible for hotel costs, travel to and from the training, breakfast and dinner meals, or incidentals. Lunches are included for each day.


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Location NYSWDA Training Center - East Syracuse