Implementing Residential Remodeling
Course Level: 300 | Course Length: 1 day + prerequisite online courses
Date, Time and Location
Not currently scheduled.
If you want to distinguish yourself as a green residential remodeling professional, REGREEN is for you. The full-day workshop builds on foundational knowledge of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines and available online courses and will assist you in identifying and evaluating which green considerations, concepts and strategies will make a meaningful and positive impact on your next project.
The workshop is designed for a dynamic group of design and construction professionals, from remodeling contractors to interior designers, who pride themselves on implementing green strategies.
Participants are invited to bring their own prospective projects to the course and will work in organized groups of multi-disciplinary professionals to apply the strategies discussed to real world projects. The hands-on and integrative nature of the course creates a true and unique workshop experience. The presence of two USGBC Faculty members, one with an interior design background and one with a remodeling contractor background, fosters a dynamic learning experience and integrative prospective.
Facilitators and participants will discuss the unique factors inherent in retrofit projects as well as the appropriateness and implementation of green strategies pertaining to site, foundation, building envelope, all major residential systems and equipment, applicable renewable energies, space utilization, finished surfaces, and furnishings and fittings. Two case studies woven into the workshop will help illustrate key concepts and strategies as they relate to two radically different climate conditions.
This full-day workshop is a required step in becoming REGREEN trained, a comprehensive education program that allows you to differentiate yourself in the residential remodeling marketplace (see http://www.regreenprogram.org/ for details). Providing 7 hours of continuing education, the workshop may also be utilized to maintain various industry credentials.
- Employ building science principles and a whole-house systems approach on residential remodeling projects
- Implement residential green remodeling strategies on your next project
- Conduct a value-based, ROI analysis for common green remodeling strategies
- Obtain green business development resources
Prerequisites / Requirements
All offered online.
REGREEN: A Guide for REGREEN Remodeling Projects
Time: approximately 2 hours
Basic Building Science - A Study of Air, Heat and Moisture Movement‡
Provider: Energy Center of Wisconsin
Time: 1 hour 24 minutes
REGREEN 251: Home Performance Audits‡
Provider: USGBC via Hanley Wood University
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: Free to watch, $25 for necessary certificate
‡If you have a building science background, you may substitute HERS, CHEERS, or BPI certification for this class.
Various Earth Advantage building science courses or college courses may also be substituted; please ask us.
Credits / Accreditations
CCB: 7 elective hours
GBCI CE: 7 hours
GBCI CE: 7 hours (LEED Homes Specific)
AIA/CES: 7 HSW/SD Learning Units
BOMI: 7 (CPD)
CoreNet: 7 (CPD)
CSI: 0.7 (CEU)
IDCEC: 0.7 HS (CEU)
NARI Green: 0.7 (CEU)
David Heslam, Earth Advantage Institute
USGBC Member: $225
Earth Advantage Builder/Certified Professional: $225
Regular Admission: $275