Partner Event: How to Cost Effectively Build Zero Energy Homes - Bend
Join EEBA (Energy & Environmental Building Alliance) and Earth Advantage for this 1-day training and learn how to eliminate common barriers to Zero Energy (ZE) home construction, benefit from the rapid trend towards ZE, and earn a 'Zero Energy Builder' designation.
Zero Energy (ZE) homes are a big part of the future of home building business. While the materials and equipment to reach zero energy are available, designers and builders must create a bundle of energy-efficiency features that matches their climate, customers, and business constraints.
This 7-hour class lays out numerous elements of zero energy design and construction, so that building professionals can formulate a package appropriate for their situation. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Participants in this class will learn design principles, equipment options, emerging technologies, material selections, and construction practices that can be integrated into their building process. Strong emphasis is placed on ways to make the final product affordable for homebuyers. Sales and marketing ideas, as well as localized resources, programs and next steps will also be presented.
Participants will have the opportunity to earn EEBA's 'Zero Energy Builder' designation and be listed on EEBA & EA registries of accredited professionals. To earn the designation, attendees must pass an exam and have completed one of the following trainings: EA's Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP), EA's Sustainable Building Essentials (more approved prerequisites TBA).
The material is organized into 12 easy steps:
- Start with Smart Design
- Orient for Sun Tempering
- Optimize with Energy Modeling
- Super-seal the Envelope
- Super-insulate the Envelope
- Select Optimum Window Efficiency
- Ensure Clean, Fresh Air
- Specify High-performance Heating and Cooling
- Heat Water Wisely
- Select High-Efficiency Lighting
- Choose Efficient Appliances
- Use Renewable Energy
Each step describes the most recent developments with a strong emphasis on affordability. Other topics include: housing market drivers, ways to assess and communicate economic benefits, available incentives, along with marketing and sales concepts for ZE homes.
CEs & Cost
ICC: 0.7 CEs
BPI: 3.5 units
AIA LU|HSW: 7 CEs
NAHB: 7 CEs
NARI: 7 CEs
RESNET: 5 CEs
CCB: 7 CEs
OREA: 7 CEs
$49 | General Admission (Regularly $175)
This training made possible thanks to: