High performance homes: the practical approach
- COURSE OUTLINE
As a result of this course 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.
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 homes.
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.
Noon: Registration and light refreshments, lunch not provided
12:30–4:30 pm: Program
The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $69. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early. Light refreshments will be served, however lunch will not be provided.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.
AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 3.5 LU/HSW.
BPI This course is BPI recognized for 1.75 CEU credits.
GBCI The Energy Center of Wisconsin is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 3.5 CE hours. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is also a USGBC Education Partner.
IACET The Energy Center of Wisconsin has been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. As an IACET Authorized Provider, the Energy Center of Wisconsin offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.
NAHB This course is eligible for 4 hours of continuing education credit toward the following NAHB professional designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR and Master CGP.
NARI This course is eligible for 4 CEUs toward NARI certification.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier and UDC-Construction Inspector
Building historical perspective
• Design changes
• Construction practices
• Product changes
Moisture and durability
• Moisture sources
• The driving forces causing moisture problems
• Where moisture problems typically occur
• Solutions to moisture problems
Framing and air sealing details
• Quality framing details
• Air sealing materials and strategies
• Continuous versus cavity insulation
• Getting it right isn’t about energy savings
Testing and evaluation
• New homes
• Existing homes
A discussion of Wisconsin residential building practices
• Home construction standards
Thank you to our Energy Center University classroom course sponsors.
Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.