This course will help participants develop a foundation in the principles of building science for high-performance homes. Understanding the principles of energy usage, moisture migration, air flow, and their relationship to each other in and around a building are key to designing, constructing, and maintaining healthy and energy efficient buildings.
This course will examine each of the principles, their relationships, and potential positive and negative outcomes with an eye to durable, healthy, and efficient homes.
- Discover the importance of understanding Building Science.
- Examine the principles of energy usage, moisture movement, and air flow.
- Examine the Hygrothermal Relationship between all three.
- Demonstrate the impact of building science principles on energy efficiency, durability, and occupant health.
NAHB Designations and Continuing Education Credits
This course is required for the following NAHB designation: CGB, GMB, GMR, and Master CGP.
This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, CMP, CSP, CGP, GMB, GMR, Master CSP, Master CGP and MIRM.
Additional Credit Information
6 AIA/CES LU: NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by NAHB. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.
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