High performance building: the practical approach
The High performance homes: the practical approach training on November 12, 2013 in Green Bay is at capacity and registration is now closed. To be put on a waiting list for this training, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us to discuss the practical building approaches, currently being used across the state of Wisconsin, that are raising the bar when it comes to home construction. We'll take a look at the history of construction practices and review important building science principles.
However, we'll quickly move into the techniques and materials that allow builders to take homes to the next level in comfort, durability and affordability. The latest trends in moisture control, framing, air tightness and indoor air quality will be explored.
In addition, we'll offer a unique opportunity to ask the technical director of the Focus on Energy New Homes Program questions about the latest residential energy efficient construction practices. Come prepared to ask questions and share your experiences.
Major changes have taken place within the home building industry in the past 50 years. Well-educated customers have higher expectations; equipment, techniques and materials have advanced; and the whole-house systems approach to residential building has taken hold. These changes can provide benefit or cause problems, such as costly callbacks, if not understood. We'll explore the whole-house systems approach used to achieve high performance new and existing homes and review real-world case studies in order to point out common building failures while providing multiple solutions.
AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Define the core issues involved with building high performance homes.
Assess cost effective products, processes and practices.
Recognize why and when ventilation is necessary.
Discuss building performance standards.
Describe standards and guidelines of the Focus on Energy New Homes Program and the incentives available.
who should attend?
Builders, remodelers, students and apprentices in construction trades, building performance consultants, weatherization technicians, code officials, residential energy program design professionals, designers, home inspectors and anyone interested in building high performance residential homes
7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–noon: Program (breaks included)
Noon–1 pm: Focus on Energy New Homes Program Q&A (optional)
Continuing education credits
Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 3.5 LU/HSW.
This training is BPI Recognized for 1.75 CEU Credits.
The Energy Center University is a provider of GBCI Approved Courses for Continuing Education. This is a GBCI Approved Course and offers 2.5 CE Hours.
The Energy Center of Wisconsin is an Authorized Provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is committed to developing quality learning activities. You will receive 0.4 Continuing Education Units for attending this workshop.
Attendees will earn up to six hours of continuing education credit for the following NAHB professional designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR and Master CGP.
Eligible for 4 CEUs toward NARI Certification.
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this training for 3.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier and UDC-Construction Inspector.
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.