Tuesday 17 May 2022
Date:17/05/2022 - 19/05/2022 9:00AM-4:30PM
Repeat Every Day

Boot Camp for Weatherization Installers

Boot Camp

Training Location: NYSWDA Training Center (Building 2) - 5869 Fisher Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Please note we are strictly following the Governor's guidelines.  NYSWDA will now be following the indoor-mask mandate for all attendees regardless of vaccinatination status.  All those who who are not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask and to complete a Student Screening Checklist prior to attending the class.

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 May 16-19, 2022

Start Times: Monday 11:00am then 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


$950/person - NY Weatherization Sub-grantees

$950/person - affiliate members

$1,450/person - non-members

Lunches are included for each day.

**Special note - if you wish to become an Affiliate Member, and save off the non-member rate, please contact Karen McMahon (315-701-0440 ext. 223, kmcmahon@nyswda.orgBEFORE YOU REGISTER for the course.

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

Through the support of NYS HCR funding, we are able to provide quality training at discounted rates to NYSWDA members.

Click here to register 

Location NYSWDA Training Center - East Syracuse
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