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HCC to offer home energy analyst course

Hagerstown Community College in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland is offering Home Energy Analyst classes for individuals interested in becoming residential audit contractors for Allegheny Power. The next scheduled class starts on October 5, and runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 35-hour course covers topics in energy analysis of single-family homes, building science and calculation of space and volume, and use of energy flow measuring and diagnostic equipment. Class fees include the written and field exams for the Building Performance Institute certification.

Participants who successfully complete the course and obtain BPI certification can qualify to become an Allegheny Power Home Energy Analyst Contractors to conduct home energy audits for the Empower Maryland Home Performance Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program. Contractor applicants selected by Allegheny Power will also receive a $750 tuition refund.

For more information on the Home Energy Analyst Contractor courses, contact Jack Drooger, technology training coordinator for the Center for Continuing Education, at 301-790-2800, ext. 453 or email