Health, Materials and Water (SHP Module 5)

Explore the rationale for building a healthy indoor environment & conserving natural resources.

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Join us for this 3-hour online training to consider the human and resource elements of our built environment that have never been more important. This is your chance to hone in on the latest health trends currently taking center stage in the high performance home market.

Take this course and gain an in-depth look at the rationale for designing and building a healthy indoor environment while conserving natural resources. Participants will explore various health implications associated with design, material selection, and construction methods. You'll walk away with the ability to document health risks in a home and identify healthy and efficient alternatives to traditional materials and technologies. This will include analyzing building materials using various green criteria and identifying local and regional sources for optimum material selection.

Innovative water conservation strategies and construction waste management strategies with also be addressed in this training. We explore strategies to improve water conservation both within a home and on site and to optimize a site’s stormwater management.

Most importantly, recommendations for the successful integration of these strategies beyond principles and into practices will be emphasized throughout the course. 

Register today and gain design and construction strategies that create healthy indoor environments while maintaining resource-efficiency.

What is SHP? 

This 3-hour training represents the fifth 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 5 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 or (503) 968-7160 x60.

Learning Objectives
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Participants will: 
  • Document health risks in a home
  • List healthy and efficient alternatives to traditional materials and technologies
  • Analyze various building materials using various green criteria
  • Identify local and regional sources for optimum material selection
  • List strategies for reducing water consumption within a house and outside a house

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 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, Students, Subcontractors

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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. An SHP, Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), and building science expert, he has been a pioneer of Oregon’s green building movement and has been involved with many of the nation's highest scoring LEED Platinum Homes and first residential and commercial Passive House buildings in the Pacific NW. Stephen has been invited to speak at every major green building conference across the country and he has taught the SHP course annually since 2010.


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