Course Summaries

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Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures: presents a clear and practical guide to achieving the highest levels of resilient and sustainable building enclosures while eliminating foam. 1 AIA CEU. >>Read more

High Performance Historic Masonry Retrofits: A comprehensive presentation discusses strategies for minimizing the apparent conflict between protecting the structure while achieving greater energy efficiency and comfort. 1 AIA CEU. >>Read more

Decentralized High Efficiency Ventilation: is a high-performance alternative to centralized, ducted systems for whole house ventilation. This course examines the component options and design parameters for such a system. 1 AIA CEU. >>Read more

High Performance Roof Daylighting: In this presentation, we cover design considerations for roof daylighting of all types and sizes – commercial or residential, flat or pitched roof, light tube or wall-to-wall roof glass. Proper integration and design decisions result in roof daylighting that addresses energy, light, health, ventilation, comfort, and overall wellness of both occupants and the longevity of the building envelope. 1 AIA CEU. >>Read more

High Performance Gets Real: In this one-hour course, the instructor will describe attributes of high-performance building, outline known challenges of material use in high performance buildings and describe what is meant by a systems approach and how it differs from conventional approaches. They will also outline the role of data collection in the evolution of high performance building best practices. 1 AIA CEU.

Passive House for Multifamily Buildings In this one-hour course, we will address the challenges that building larger, multifamily buildings to meet Passive House standards can pose. This presentation will look at critical goals such as the comfort, health, affordability, reliability, and occupant-friendliness of the building. We will detail strategies to hit these goals and to make the best living environment for the building’s population. 1 AIA CEU.

Make it Tight: Building Enclosure Airtightness Training In this 4 hour comprehensive introduction to building airtightness and air sealing, attendees will gain detailed knowledge about theory, details, strategies, and practical applications of building enclosure air sealing. 4 AIA CEU. >>Read more

WUFI Pro Training: 475 partner Floris Keverling Buisman, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)/Fraunhofer IBP Certified Instructor of the WUFI platform, guides attendees through the best practices for studying vapor diffusion, liquid transport, and considerations for building components that best suit a safe, healthy, and long-lasting building.