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Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP)

Join this interactive six-month accreditation program and learn sustainable building best practices.

Modules

Module 1: Introduction & Integrated Design Process
Module 2: Building Science Fundamentals
Module 3: High Performance Building Envelopes
Module 4: Mechanical Systems & Performance Testing
Module 5: Health Materials & Water
Module 6: Synthesis, Final Projects & Certification Exam

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, CCB, Clackamas Community College, EA Broker, OR Appraiser, OR Home Inspector, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Students

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All About ADUs

A Primer Course for Brokers

Meet the growing demand for ADU-specific knowledge in the Portland real estate market.

Details

Continuing Education:
OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Primarily intended for Real Estate Professionals

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Marketing for Green Homes

This course focuses on the best practices and tools necessary for marketing green homes to home buyers.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, CCB, EA Broker, OR Real Estate, OR Home Inspectors

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Students

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Building Science Fundamentals

Understand the natural laws that drive the thermal, air and moisture flows within a home.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, CCB, Clackamas Community College, EA Broker, OR Appraiser, OR Home Inspector, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Students

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High Performance Building Envelopes

Explore the various strategies to design and build energy-efficient wall and roof assemblies.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, CCB, Clackamas Community College, EA Broker, OR Appraiser, OR Home Inspector, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Students

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Green Home Site Visits

Join us for a hands-on exploration of what makes a home green. Participants will see homes with features that provide greater energy, water, and resource efficiency and create an overall healthier living environment.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, CCB, EA Broker, OR Home Inspectors, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Students

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Health, Materials, & Water

Utilize effective water and materials use to create healthy indoor environments and sustainable buildings.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, BPI, CCB, Clackamas Community College, EA Broker, OR Appraisers, OR Home Inspectors, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, and Students

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Mechanical Systems & Performance Testing

Explore the many design verification options for mechanical systems within a home.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, AGA, BPI, CCB, Clackamas Community College, EA Broker, OR Appraisers, OR Home Inspectors, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Appraisers, Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, and Students

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Deconstruction and Materials Reuse

Build the economic, environmental and societal case for adopting residential deconstruction and reuse practices for your business.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, CCB, EA Broker, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers

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From Here to Net Zero

A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders are stepping up to the challenge by creating net-zero homes that produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA (Pending), CCB (Pending)

This course is for:
Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Program Managers, Remodelers, Students

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Building with Ducts in Conditioned Spaces

Participants will learn how building with ducts inside the conditioned space of a home improves occupant comfort and can also reduce construction costs.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, CCB, OR Home Inspectors

This course is for:
Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, Remodelers, Students

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Earth Advantage Remodeler (EA Remodeler)

Become an EA Remodeler and deliver Earth Advantage Remodel Certification to certify existing homes that are healthier, more durable and more efficient.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, CCB, OR Home Inspectors

This course is for:
Primarily intended for Remodelers, but also suitable for Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Home Inspectors, and Program Managers

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Earth Advantage Commercial Project Steward Training

The Earth Advantage Commercial program is designed to integrate with the standard design/build process for small commercial buildings.

Details

Continuing Education:
AIA, OR Real Estate

This course is for:
Architects/Designers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Engineers, and Program Managers

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Introduction to EPS in Oregon Training

Learn how to produce an EPS to help your client’s save energy in their homes.

Details

Continuing Education:
BPI, OR Real Estate Agency, OR CCB, AIA

This course is for:
Architects/Designers, Builders, Educators, Program Managers, Remodelers, Students

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CakeSystems Software Training

Learn how to use CakeSystems Software to conduct onsite assessments to provide homeowners with professional reports and recommendations that help them understand the benefits of energy performance upgrades.

Details

Continuing Education:
BPI, OR Home Inspectors

This course is for:
Appraisers, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Managers, and Remodelers

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