Training Catalog

Health, Materials & Water

Overview
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The human and resource elements of our built environment 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.

This course provides 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. Innovative water conservation strategies and construction waste management strategies with also be analyzed. Most importantly, successful integration of these strategies will be emphasized during activities, course discussions, and site visits to two high performance home projects.

Course Features:

  • Day 1: Guest speaker presentation
  • Day 2: Two site visits to certified green homes 

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at hkendall@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x20.

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Learning Objectives
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  • Document health risks in a home and list healthy and efficient alternatives to traditional materials and technologies.
  • Analyze various building materials using various green criteria and identify local and regional sources for optimum material selection.
  • Practice a holistic materials approach concerning health and life cycle assessment. 
  • Explore strategies to improve water conservation both within a home and on site, and to optimize a site’s stormwater management.

Audience
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This course has primarily been designed for Builders/Contractors/Remodelers, Architects/Designers, & Raters, but will also provide valuable information for Appraisers, Consultants, Educators, Engineers, Home Inspectors, Program Staff, Real Estate Professionals, & Students.

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
AIA: 14 LU/HSW  
BPI: 7 units
CCB: 14 CEs
OCHI: 14 CEs
OR Real Estate Agency: 14 CEs
OR Appraiser (ACLB): 14 CEs
EA Broker Renewal: 14 CEs
AGA Renewal: 14 CEs

Course Fee
$275 | General Admission
*Energy Trust Trade Ally Reimbursements may apply. 

Want to learn more? This Health, Materials & Water course forms Module 5 of our interactive 6-month Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) accreditation course.