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Building Green | Professional Development

7 Hour Video Course
Learn methods and economic benefits of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment and the importance of using these techniques.


Instructor:  Mike Wood

This seven-hour course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing a great economic benefit to the homeowner. Students will learn the importance of incorporating energy-efficiency into their building projects.

This Course Covers:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy Codes
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Selling Green Building
  • History of Energy Efficiency
  • Electricity, Natural gas, propane, geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, heating oil
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Foundations
  • Advanced Framing Techniques (thermal bridging, insulated headers and studs, SIP's)
  • Wall and Roof Sheathing
  • Air and Vapor Barriers, leakeage, house wrap, Zip system
  • Doors, Windows, and Skylights
  • Insulation types and R-value
  • The Building Envelope and Diagnostic testing
  • Problem Areas and penetrations
  • Heating and Cooling Systems and types
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Passive Houses and their standards and Zero houses
  • Space Heating and Cooling and Thermal comfort
  • Regenerative vs Sustainable
  • Capturing Rainwater
  • Thermal Efficient Construction
  • Green Building Certifications, Energy Star ratings, HES ratings, HERS Index, Zero Energy, LEED and PHIUS+
  • Case Studies