Basics of High Performance Building
March 12 - 19, 2020
Location: Center for Technology Essex
The first day’s course gives participants an overview of the building as a whole system. Students will take away 1) skills to identify components of high-performance homes and 2) the knowledge necessary to compare and contrast high-performance homes with code minimum conventional construction. The second day’s course is a follow-up to the first, giving students an introduction to specific strategies used to achieve durable and energy efficient enclosures. Students will take away 1) skills to describe the air tightness strategy used in a specific high-performance system and 2) the ability to discuss strategies for proper moisture management given real world examples.
The course will be taught by professionals in the field and will emphasize real-world applications. Classroom learning will be balanced with hands-on experience, and evaluations will reflect these methods. This course is the foundation course for the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network’s (SEON) Certified Level 1 High Performance Builder, which is a program to educate and mentor the next generation of high performance building professionals.Register here