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Sustainable Building Essentials

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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join our Sustainable Building Essentials training program and learn cutting edge design and building best practices from our expert instructor, Bruce Sullivan of BASE zero, as he guides participants through the spectrum of high performance building and shares practical insights on the following:

  • Building science fundamentals & moisture management
  • High performance wall & roof assemblies 
  • HVAC product selection & integrated system design
  • Water conservation techniques
  • Indoor air quality, material considerations & health impacts
  • Local third party/utility building programs & incentives
  • Zero energy & zero energy ready homes 

This 6-day Sustainable Building Essentials training is an abbreviated version of the 12-day Sustainable Homes Professional program that Earth Advantage (EA) has offered over 20 times across Oregon since 2008, and will now provide the most essential information in a customized format for busy building professionals. ​

EA has partnered with EEBA to integrate their new Zero Energy Homes training into the Sustainable Building Essentials program, which will provide participants with the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized zero energy professional designation at the end of the training. Earth Advantage and EEBA will provide logos and marketing support to help designated professionals gain visibility as elite zero energy building professionals.

Sustainable Building Essentials offers an in-depth, field-tested training program for residential and multifamily building industry professionals who are looking to take their projects to the next level of quality and performance. Participants will gain valuable information and eliminate common barriers to high performance building via:

  • Lecture, discussion, hands-on exercises, and short quizzes
  • Guest speakers that share past projects, experiences, & expertise on issues that are critical to achieving high performance
  • Three tours of under-construction or recently-completed green certified homes with builders & raters on-site to explain approaches, reveal cost/benefit analysis, & answer questions

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Overcome common barriers & misconceptions of high performance building
  • Analyze the costs & benefits of incorporating green building products and approaches
  • Take full advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by third-party programs
  • Identify the full breadth of building best practices from site layout to flooring selection
  • Enhance your knowledge of building science & how a home functions as a system
  • Establish a sustainable design goal by incorporating energy, water, & resource efficiency while maintaining a comfortable, durable, healthy building
  • Develop marketing strategies & support to strengthen the business case for green building
  • Gain a builder/designer-centric approach to achieving the following certification standards: Zero EnergyEarth Advantage®EPSENERGY STARLEED®,Passive HouseLiving Building Challenge, & more.

Benefits

  • Site visit tours to green certified homes and guest speaker presentations (see photos)
  • Professional differentiation that comes with a Zero Energy professional designation, use of logo, and listing on the Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals online registry
  • Special guest access to the Earth Advantage Home Certification online points worksheet for final project review & submission
  • Valuable networking opportunities with green building experts to help you develop a strong referral network
  • Supplementary resources and course textbooks:
  • Discounts on future Earth Advantage trainings and events​

Bend, OR February 7 - April 17, 2020

  • Six 1-day trainings taking place every two weeks on Friday from 9AM - 5PM
  • Exact location varies for each module
  • Training modules can be taken individually
Course Modules Dates
Module 1: Third Party Building Programs + Site Visit February 7
Module 2: Building Science Fundamentals & Approaches February 21
Module 3: High Performance Building Envelopes + Site Visit March 6
Module 4: Mechanical Systems and Performance Testing March 20
Module 5: Health, Materials and Water + Site Visit April 3
Module 6: Zero Energy Homes April 17

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at hkendall@earthadvantage.org or 503.968.7160 x20


Details

Date: February 7

Time:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $125 – $550

Event Category: General, Green/Sustainability

Website: www.earthadvantage.org/education/2400/622

Organizer

Earth Advantage

Phone: 5039687160

Email: education@earthadvantage.org

Website: www.earthadvantage.org/

Location

Bend, OR
The exact addresses for the homes will be emailed to those that RSVP a few days prior to the event. OR United States Open in Google Maps >

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