UAS is one of only three places in Alaska that provides weatherization certification and it is the only educational institution, according to George.
Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA ) and UAS have teamed up to provide energy efficient training and certification, as well as free weatherization services in Juneau and other Southeast communities for the state Lyman Hoffman Weatherization Program. The program is funded by more than $8 million in grants awarded to the THRHA to provide weatherization training. Classes are held at a home purchased by THRHA, which provides a lab setting for hands on learning. "This modular home has oil-fired forced air heating and a number of things that are good for testing," said Associate Professor of Construction Technology Marquam George. "We use this house for creating mock ups, where participants can practice installing things and using other techniques." UAS is one of only three places in Alaska that provides weatherization certification and it is the only educational institution, according to George. The first training course was offered Feb. 28 through March 4. More classes will be offered throughout the year.
Photo: UAS Career Education Faculty Marquam George shows proper window weatherization technique to students new certification program