High Performance Building Envelopes (SHP Module 3)

Gain an in-depth understanding of various high performance wall and roof assemblies.

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Join us for this 3-hour online training to learn about the pros vs. cons of various high-performance wall, floor and roof assemblies. This course provides professionals with an in-depth analysis of framing, insulation, air sealing, and weatherization options, such as double-stud walls, staggered stud framing, truss designs, I-joist, foundations, window types, and more. 

Take this course and you'll gain the knowledge to suggest and select appropriate design features and assemblies according to project objectives. The principles and practices covered in the training can be applied to existing homes and new construction projects and include durable wall design, insulation strategies, air sealing, product selection, and construction. Critical to the success of any project, you'll also walk away with the ability to identify when and by whom these methods are used during the pre-insulation, post-drywall, and siding installation phases of construction. 

The course also addresses the importance of performance testing and diagnostics to verify the performance of installed materials and the home’s envelope. You'll understand and be able to clearly communicate the importance of these quality assurance measures as necessary in order to verify and ensure a home's long-term durability and energy saving performance. 

Register today and utilize the info from this course to transform your design and building practices to include well-informed envelope decisions. 


What is SHP? 

This 3-hour training represents the third module within the larger Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) online training and accreditation program designed for the NW region:

Earth Advantage's SHP training provides 15+ hours of cutting-edge design and building best practices that are critical to success in today's housing market. Learn from expert trainers as they help guide participants towards overcoming common barriers and choosing the best high performance building practices to match their specific scenario. The SHP online training offers presentation videos, behind-the-walls site visits, live webinars, guest speakers, product/technology demos, robust CE credits, and the option to earn the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) designation. 

Those who complete this Module 3 training will be one step closer towards earning our SHP designation. We invite you to learn more and gain visibility as a well-informed green building professional by signing up for the SHP online training today. 

Questions? Contact the EA Education Team at education@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x60.

Learning Objectives
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Participants will: 
  • 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
  • Transform practices to include informed envelope decisions (framing, insulation, air sealing, and weatherization)
  • 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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Online course available on-demand
3-hour training
Intended for building industry audiences in Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Montana

On-demand training format consists of a series of 5-10 minute videos divided into sections. Users can start or stop their viewing at their own pace and easily resume the course at another time. Short quiz questions and activities will help you incorporate content covered in the videos.

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR CCB: 3 CEs 
OCHI: 3 CEs 
BPI: 1.5 units
ICC 0.3 CEs
OR Real Estate Agency: 3 CEs  
EA Broker Renewal: 3 CEs  
Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) Renewal: 3 CEs

Course Fee 
$80 | Affordable Housing Providers (developers, builders, and their subcontractors)
$110 | Earth Advantage Professionals (EA Builders and EA Accredited Pros), ZERO MembersEnergy Trust of Oregon Trade Allies, & Oregon Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WSB) certified companies
$130 | General Admission

Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Allies working with EPS New Construction may be eligible for partial reimbursement for this course. Please contact eps@energytrust.org for more information.

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Architects, Builders/Contractors, Code Officials, Consultants, Developers, Engineers, Home Energy Score Assessors, Home Inspectors, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Remodelers, Subcontractors

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Josh Salinger
Josh Salinger: Joshua Salinger is founder and principle of Birdsmouth Design-Build in Portland, OR. Birdsmouth is a residential Design-Build firm focused on addressing climate change through the built environment through zero energy new homes and deep energy retrofits. He is an instructor for both Earth Advantage’s Sustainable Homes Professional program and PHIUS’ Certified Passive House Builder training program. He sits on the board of Passive House Northwest and also sits on the technical committee of Zero Energy Ready Oregon. Additionally, he is an EEBA Zero Energy Home Professional, an ‘Expert Member’ on Green Building Advisor and contributes content to Fine Homebuilding magazine. Please learn more about Birdsmouth Design Build and see examples of their work at www.birdsmouthpdx.com.


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