Training and technical Sub-Committee Meeting

  • May 02, 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Gulick Building and Development: 1069 Connecticut Ave. Bridgeport

The Training and Technical Sub-committee meetings are open to all interested HPAC members

Notes of previous meeting

HPAC Training and Technical Committee Meeting

April 4, 2012

Meeting held at Wesson Energy


Jack Starr-Wesson Energy            Mark Foley-CL&P             Jane Bugbee-UI                                Rich Parent-EnergyPRZ

James Coreira-Access                    Steve Gulick-Gulick Builders                                        Dan Pease-ERG

Brent Borgnine-NECS                     Darrel Burns-NECS           Bob Bartone-UI                                David Cooper-Gateway

John Greeno-NECS

Open Discussion

  • ·         Certifications and licensing of Home Performance Contractors, Challenges and benefits
  • ·         ASHRAE 62.2 Impact on our current method of addressing indoor air quality

James has the latest information as it has been a focus of the DSS programs and will pass along to the group.  The standard went into effect April 1, 2012.

  • ·         Natural gas leaks: It was thought that the regulated gas companies are charging customers for gas leak detection.  They are not charging for detection but are charging for repairs.  (Propane dealers may very well charge for detection)

Technical Sub-committee

  • ·         Mark offered to pull together a list of equipment and tools that are currently used and begin to refine equipment standards
  • ·         Group is to determine current standards regarding mold
  • ·         Mark brought up the need for safety training in escaping and removing an injured person from a confined space (attic/crawlspace
  • ·         Discussion of new spray adhesive/caulk products that provide airsealing when used with fiberglass insulation

Training Sub-committee

  • ·         Discussion on the need to ore-screen and provide remedial training for potential new hires.  Steve discussed the use of KeyTrain a career readiness testing program  for screening of new hires
  • ·         David is looking into technical, operational, job training incentives from the Dept. of Labor and Dept. of Economic and Community Development
  • ·         David also mentioned that Robert Kennedy, President Connecticut Board of Regents is interested in developing curriculum leading to programs supporting sustainable business

Next meeting will be on May 2 and will be held at Gulick Builders


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