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Basement Insulation Basics

COURSE NO: T03-006
PDH CREDIT: 3
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Basement Insulation Basics
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the good practices for insulating basements in new and existing homes.

 

There are many considerations to account for when making decisions about insulation. Costs, codes, energy efficiency, pest control, moisture management; the list goes on. Coupled with the large variety of insulation options including mineral fiber, mineral wool, foam boards, foam sprays, polyisocyanurate, etc., it is important to be aware of what options best suit a project’s particular conditions.

 

Codes are also constantly changing. While it is beyond the scope of this course to provide a comprehensive view of all basement insulation codes, it does discuss many common codes relevant to basement insulation projects, as well as changes to codes in recent years.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, energy professionals and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of basement insulation applications.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding what considerations should be taken into account when looking at basement insulation options
  • Familiarizing with the variety of insulation options
  • Understanding the problems associated with the choice of insulation
  • Familiarizing with codes which must be met for projects involving basement insulation
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Basement Insulation Basics" by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), publication DOE/GO-102012-3716, dated October 2012.

 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
BASEMENT INSULATION BASICS (3.45 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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