Intro to Energy Auditing

Dates: October 19-20, 2020

Meets: Virtual (See Sessions Tab for Details)

Location: Online Asynchronous

Registration Fee: $150.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This is an entry-level class for those first entering the field of weatherization. The focus will be on the process of gathering information for the Montana CDS energy audit, with an emphasis on building science, industry terminology, and energy efficiency basics. This class will prepare students for computer training on the CDS audit, to be held virtually from October 21-22, 2020.

Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. Receive a full discount with code MWTC20. For questions, contact the Training Center at, or 406-586-0070.

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Fee:   $150.00

Online Asynchronous

This online class will take place during the specified dates. Participants engage with course materials without a specific meeting time. Regular assignments may be required, see the course description for details. You will receive an automated e-mail from MSU Outreach with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system one business day before the start date. Students may not have access to the course materials until the actual start date. If you do not receive your login information, please email

Wyatt Catron

With an academic background in energy science, mathematics, and economics from Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies, Wyatt is focused on both classroom delivery of accurate principles of building science and on developing relevant hands-on activities in the lab. He’s currently engaged in developing new topic areas for the Center with emphasis on the three C’s of building efficiency: comfort, costs, and carbon footprints. Before joining the team at the Center, Wyatt led energy efficiency and sustainability projects at Western Washington University that included commercial LED lighting retrofits, water leakage monitoring systems, and building energy dashboards. Wyatt currently serves on the Climate Team for the Bozeman Sustainability Office.

Chris Dorsi

Chris manages curriculum development and technical writing projects for the Training Center, along with delivering classroom and field training for both professionals and technicians. He’s spent the last 40 years developing best practices for the housing industry -- publishing respected textbooks and technical curricula, developing training programs, and operating private construction organizations. Chris holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Heating Professional, Envelope Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. He's certified to proctor exams for all these specialties. Chris is the co-author of Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings, the Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency, and other respected titles on sustainable design and energy-efficient construction. He’s the founder of Habitat X, a nationwide professional development platform.
Date Day Time Location
10/19/2020Monday8 AM to 5 PM Online Asynchronous
10/20/2020Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Online Asynchronous

  • Weatherization personnel interested in becoming an Energy Auditor or learning the CDS audit software.

  • This course includes 11 contact hours


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