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Mechanical Systems & Performance Testing (SHP Module 4)

FEBRUARY 8, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This course will provide an exploration of the many design and product options for home HVAC and renewable power systems and an overview of load reduction approaches. Just as performance testing is necessary to verify the envelope’s construction, testing and verification of mechanical systems are also key components to creating high-performance sustainable homes.

Course Features:

  • Day 1: Guest speaker presentation
  • ​Day 2: Two site visits to certified green homes + blower door test

Want to learn more? This course comprises Module 4 of our 6-month Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) accreditation course. Attend all 6 modules and become a Sustainable Homes Professional!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the relative impact of various building components and system types on the total energy load of a house.
  • Become familiar with residential HVAC and renewable power system types, their applications, limitations, and benefits.
  • Explain lighting design approaches and technologies, as well as daylighting benefits and limitations.
  • Recognize various types of performance testing and verification techniques and analysis.
  • Complete room-by-room load calculations for an example house and select appropriate systems according to the project objectives.

When & Where

February 8-9, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMPortland, OR Earth Advantage Classroom 623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor, Portland, OR 97205 (map)

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education  AIA: 14 LU/HSW BPI: 7 units CCB: 14 CEs OCHI: 14 CEs OR Real Estate Agency: 14 CEs OR Appraiser (ACLB): 14 CEs EA Broker Renewal: 14 CEs AGA Renewal: 14 CEsCourse Fee  $275 | General Admission *Training Reimbursements for Energy Trust Trade Allies may apply. For more information on reimbursement, contact the trade ally coordinator at 1.866.365.3526 option 4.

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or (503) 968-7160 x20.


Start: February 8 @ 9:00 am

End: February 9 @ 5:00 pm

Cost: $275

Event Category: Design + New Construction



Earth Advantage

Phone: 5039687160




Earth Advantage
623 SW Oak St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Phone: 503.968.7160 ext. 20