Health, Materials and Water

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


Length: 3 Hours

Join us for this 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.

Recommended Audience

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

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


Stephen Aiguier | Green Hammer Design Build | View Bio



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.

Why 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:

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. 

Learning Objectives

  • 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.


*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.


Affordable Housing Providers (developers, builders, and their subcontractors)


Earth Advantage Designated Professionals, Earth Advantage builder clients, ZERO Members, Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Allies, & Oregon Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) certified companies.


General Admission

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