Building Science Fundamentals (SHP Module 2)

Take the mystery out of tight homes and moisture management.

Overview
Close More

This course explores how properly designing and constructing a building's envelope, or thermal and moisture barrier, is essential for a comfortable, healthy, durable, and energy-efficient home. The course provides an exploration of the fundamental laws that govern the dynamic flows within a building in order to understand the interconnectedness of house systems. These fundamentals are necessary tools to use when making design, construction and operation decisions that affect the sustainability of projects. Students will analyze best practices for managing thermal, air, and moisture flows to create a house that is healthy, safe, energy efficient, and durable.


Want to Learn More? This course comprises Module 2 of our 6-month Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) accreditation course. Attend this course and you'll be one step closer towards earning our Sustainable Homes Professional designation! 

Course Features

Day 1: Guest speaker presentation
Day 2: Two site visits to certified green homes 

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at hkendall@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x20.

Learning Objectives
Close More

  • Explain the natural laws that drive the thermal, air, and moisture flows within a house
  • Develop strategies for analyzing how dynamic flows affect the performance of a house
  • Calculate the overall R-values of various house assemblies and analyze potential efficiency improvements
  • Calculate wall assembly U-factors and evaluate the optimum orientation of a house
  • Understand how improving building performance affects indoor air quality
  • Describe potential water management strategies
  • Select appropriate design features and assemblies according to project objectives
  • Integrate building envelope details into plans and specifications

When & Where
Close More

December 7-8, 2018 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Portland, OR 
Earth Advantage Classroom 
623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor, Portland, OR 97205 (map)

CEs & Cost
Close More

Continuing Education 
AIA: 14 LU/HSW
BPI: 7 units
CCB: 14 CEs 
CPHC: 14 CEs 
OCHI: 14 CEs 
OR Real Estate Agency: 14 CEs  
EA Broker Renewal: 14 CEs  
AGA Renewal: 14 CEs  


Course Fee 
$275 | General Admission 
*Energy Trust Trade Ally Reimbursements may apply.  

Audience
Close More

Architects, Builders, Consultants, Developers, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Raters/Verifiers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Subcontractors, Third-Party Verification Program Staff

Instructor(s)
Close More

Stephen Aiguier
Stephen Aiguier: Stephen founded Green Hammer in 2002, evolving the business into a full service design-build firm committed to advancing the highest standards for green building. In the first few years of operation, Stephen led Green Hammer in building five of the nation’s highest scoring LEED Platinum homes. A Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) and building science expert, Stephen has been involved with many of the first residential and commercial Passive House buildings in the Pacific Northwest. In the past he has served as an energy performance advisor for the Passive House approach taken on the energy upgrades at Central City Concern's Mark O. Hatfield building in downtown Portland. Rarely is such a wealth of knowledge, passion and expertise found in an individual so willing to share with the world. Stephen has been invited to speak in front of thousands of people at every major green building conference in the United States, and he regularly blogs for the Daily Journal of Commerce and Sustainable Business Oregon.

Register

Fill out my online form.