Green Building Principles & Programs (SHP Module 1)
Take this course and learn how to take advantage of third-party programs and raters who are building science experts with years of experience and who have inspected and tested thousands of homes. The number of builders utilizing third party verification is steadily increasing nationwide, and when combined with advancing energy codes, it's no wonder that they find value in having another set of eyes on the job to perform quality assurance and provide cost effective recommendations. You too can benefit from a rater's extensive experience and recommendations for construction techniques and products with field-proven value. Then, once the rater is a part of your construction team, you can rely on them to bring data and observations gathered from out in the field back into the design process.
As a next step in the training, participants will then learn about the Integrated Design Process (IDP) and how IDP allows you to ensure you have a more cohesive project team and a smarter, more sustainable design. You'll walk away with strategies to incorporate planning, implementation, and documentation into your next high performance project, as well as understand how a project site can influence everything from energy to water management to comfort.
Register today and gain a builder- or designer-centric approach to achieving the third party standards, such as Passive House, Zero Energy / Zero Energy Ready, Earth Advantage, BuiltGreen, LEED for Homes, EPS, ENERGY STAR, & more.
What is SHP?
This 3-hour training represents the first module within the larger Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) online training and accreditation program designed for the NW region:
- Module 1: Green Building Principles & Programs
- Module 2: Applied Building Science Fundamentals
- Module 3: High Performance Building Envelopes
- Module 4: Mechanical Systems & Performance Testing
- Module 5: Health, Materials & Water
- High Performance Home Site Visits
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 1 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 968-7160 x60.
- Evaluate the market demand and code trajectory for high performance home construction
- Explore the philosophy, necessity, and benefits of various energy efficient and green home certification programs
- Identify the process changes necessary to achieve green building goals
- Articulate the intent and application of Integrated Design Processes (IDP)
- Describe strategies to incorporate planning, implementation, and documentation into your next project
When & Where
Online course available on-demand
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
AIA: 3 LU/HSW
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
$80 | Affordable Housing Providers (developers, builders, and their subcontractors)
$110 | Earth Advantage Professionals (EA Builders and EA Accredited Pros), ZERO Members, Energy 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 email@example.com for more information.