High Performance Building Envelopes (SHP Module 3)

Explore various high performance wall and roof assemblies.

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Attend this class to learn the pros vs cons of various high-performance wall and roof assemblies, including double-stud walls, staggered stud framing, truss designs, I-joist, foundations, window types,  and more. Participants learn principles that can be applied to existing homes and new construction projects, including durable wall design, insulation strategies and air sealing, product selection, and construction. The course addresses the importance of performance testing and diagnostics to verify the performance of installed equipment and the home’s envelope. 

Course Features

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

Want to learn more? This course comprises Module 3 of our 6-month Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) accreditation course. Attend all 6 modules and become a Sustainable Homes Professional!  

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

Learning Objectives
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  • Select appropriate design features and assemblies according to project objectives
  • List methods for building high performance walls and roofs for both new and existing homes
  • Utilize high performance building methods for insulation, air sealing, and weatherization
  • Identify when and by whom these methods are used during the pre-insulation, post-drywall, and siding installation phases of construction
  • Explain the importance of performance testing and diagnostics to verify the performance of installed equipment and the home’s envelope

When & Where
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January 10-11, 2020 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education  
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.  

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Architects, Builders/Contractors, Developers, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Raters/Verifiers, Remodelers, Subcontractors, Third-Party Verification Program Staff

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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.


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