NAHB Education is offering a new on-demand course, High Performance Building: Building Science, to help home builders develop a foundation in the principles of building science. Understanding the principles of energy flow, moisture migration, air flow, and their relationship to each other in and around a building is key to designing, constructing, and maintaining energy-efficient homes.
This course will examine each of the principles, their relationships and both the positive and negative outcomes with an eye to durable, healthy, and efficient homes.
Course participants will:
- Learn the importance of understanding building science.
- Examine the principles of energy flow, moisture movement and air flow.
- Examine the hygrothermal relationship between all three principles.
- Demonstrate the impact of building science principles on energy efficiency, durability and occupant health.
NAHB members receive a discounted registration rate. This course is required for the Master CGP designation and is one of the required courses for the GMB and GMR designations.
Participants can also receive six hours of NAHB continuing education for the following designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.