Course Description

This is the presentation Brad gave at the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Conference in March 2017 in Burlington, Ontario. The presentation was designed to help home inspectors understand high efficiency homes better including the different components that are being used, how they work and things to inspect. Brad has 15 years experience doing home inspections and has experience with rooftop solar design and now is trained in High Efficiency Home Design and Energy Modelling which gives him a unique perspective.

Instructor

Brad Durant, P.Eng, RHI, CPHD

A professional Civil Engineer since 1980 Brad started Home Front Professional Home Inspections in 2003. Brad is a Registered Home Inspector in Ontario and member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors Ontario (CAHPI-Ontario). Always an advocate for energy conservation Brad installed a roof top solar PV system on his own home in 2013 under the Ontario microFIT program. Since then he has been immersed in the solar industry performing residential solar assessments, system layouts, structural engineering assessment and building permit drawing preparation. Brad continues his education of high efficiency homes and is a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) from the International Passive House Institute and is a member of the International Passive House Association. Recently Brad delivered educational sessions on Inspecting Rooftop Solar PV Systems to Home Inspectors at the 2015 and 2016 Ontario Home Inspectors conferences, and Inspecting High Efficiency Homes at the 2017 conference.Brad is dedicated to the professional education and development of home inspectors. He participated as a member and chaired the OAHI education committee during 2005 to 2012, elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and received an award for his voluntary contribution and service to OAHI in 2008. Brad’s education and experience gives him an unique perspective on inspecting rooftop solar systems and high energy efficient homes.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Presentation at 2017 OAHI Annual Conference in Burlington, Ontario

    • Introduction and Home Designations

    • Foundations

    • Above Grade Walls

    • Windows

    • Plumbing

    • Heating

    • Ventilation and Water Heaters

    • Rooftop Solar Issues plus Non-monetary Benefits

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