Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) for LatinoBuilt Members

Expand your residential services and succeed in today’s “green” housing market

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Join LatinoBuilt and Earth Advantage for an in-depth training that will help you expand your residential services and succeed in today’s “green” housing market.

The SHP training program is custom-designed for LatinoBuilt members who are residential building professionals looking to enhance their building science knowledge, add new skills to their toolkit, earn the SHP designation, and grow the energy efficiency side of their business.

Join us and find out how to get involved with Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) projects and take advantage of locally available cash incentive and rebate programs.

Learn to maximize the health, energy savings, comfort, durability, and sustainability benefits for your clients, plus gain insights and recommendations from expert instructors on how to incorporate the most beneficial building practices that match your specific scenario, including:

  • Building science fundamentals & moisture management
  • Building envelope (wall, attic & floor) upgrades
  • HVAC product selection & performance testing
  • Water management & conservation
  • Indoor air quality, green materials & health impacts
  • Client communication, sales & marketing

Participants will attend this 20-hour training and be invited to participate in 1-on-1 mentorship to further address any specific challenges or areas of interest they are interested in. SHP offers robust Continuing Education (CE) credits and the opportunity to join over 300 residential building professionals across Oregon who have earned the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) designation from Earth Advantage. 

Training Format

The in-person SHP experience will feature:

  • Bi-weekly classroom training with expert instructors
  • Welcoming and interactive environment for Q&A
  • Guest speakers who will share their real-world experiences and expertise
  • Activities that progress through the course and allow participants to put principles into practice 
  • Final presentation opportunity to share your project and learn from your peers 

SHP Designation

The SHP training allows participants to earn the designation of an accredited Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP)
Participants must attend all five SHP modules, complete in-class assignments, and deliver a 10-minute final presentation in order to earn the SHP designation. Earth Advantage provides SHP designation logos, a listing on the designated professional registry, and marketing support to help SHPs gain visibility as informed green building professionals. 

The first 84-hour SHP accreditation training was offered in 2008 and has since has been delivered live 20+ times across Oregon, and now SHP is available online via a 15-hour on-demand training for building professionals in the Northwest region and beyond. All the while, SHP has maintained a longstanding reputation for depth, applied learning, and outstanding quality. SHP is complementary to other industry credentials (LEED AP/GA, SBA, CPHC, BPI, HERS, etc.) and offers a customized training experience. SHPs are architects, builders, developers, remodelers, raters/verifiers, subcontractors, planners, engineers, third-party program staff, real estate professionals, educators, and building operators who prioritize whole system thinking and sustainable practices.  

Learning Objectives
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Attendees will learn how to:

  • Overcome common barriers in green/energy efficient construction
  • Analyze the benefits of incorporating different green/energy efficient building products and approaches
  • Take advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by governments, utilities and nonprofits
  • Increase knowledge of building science, durable construction & how a home functions as a system
  • Create sustainable design goals (energy, water, & resource efficiency) while maintaining a comfortable, durable, healthy building
  • Develop marketing strategies & support to strengthen the business case for green building
  • Gain a contractor-centric approach to achieving various third party home energy score and/or home certification standards

When & Where
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Training available only for LatinoBuilt member contractors 

Portland, OR 
LatinoBuilt Office
8548 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225

March 31 - May 26, 2023
Five 4-hour modules (20 hours total)
Participants will meet at on a bi-weekly basis on Friday mornings from 8AM - 12PM
Optional lunch + additional support from 12PM - 1PM

Course Modules Spring 2023
Module 1: Green Construction Principles & Programs Mar. 31
Module 2: Building Science & High Performance Envelopes    April 14
Module 3: HVAC Systems & Performance Testing April 28
Module 4: Indoor Air Quality, Green Materials & Water Efficiency      May 12
Module 5: Business Management, Sales & Marketing May 26


CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education (CEs) 
OR CCB: 20 CEs

Course Fee
No cost to LatinoBuilt members thanks to generous support from the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)
Training also made possible thanks to Energy Trust of Oregon

Questions and/or interested in signing up?
Contact Adrián Arenas, Green Program Manager at LatinoBuilt -- (971) 754-0597 |
You can also contact Earth Advantage Education -- (503) 968-7160 x18 |

To view this information on the LatinoBuilt website click here

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Architects, Builders/Contractors, Developers, Home Energy Score Assessors, Home Inspectors, Raters/Verifiers, Remodelers, Subcontractors

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James Metoyer
James Metoyer: Executive Director at EnerCity Collaborative
James guides ECC's to ensure the financial, environmental, and health benefits of a clean energy economy are fully realized in BIPOC, underserved, and frontline communities. He brings over 11 years of experience working in energy efficiency and has earned several industry-recognized credentials including BPI, PTCS, SHP, Home Energy Score, HERS Rater, and LEED Green Rater. Metoyer helped develop and deliver the Green Building Trainee Accreditation at Earth Advantage to youth training/pre-apprenticeship programs across Oregon, that serve historically underserved and under-represented populations in the construction industry. His passions are teaching students about energy efficiency, bridging the gap between the medical industry and the built environment to create healthy outcomes, and working to ensure that historically underserved populations have equitable access to healthy, safe, durable, sustainable and energy efficient housing. James is a son of the Cane River Creole community of Isle of Brevelle.