A 4-part online course for architects and builders
Achieve enduring value through better use of building science
Whether newly built or retrofitted, high-performance buildings begin with envelopes that involve increased thermal demands, greater assembly complexity, and wider material choices.
Course developer Peter Yost explains how high-performance assemblies are fundamentally different from traditional building assemblies.
To meet these challenges, architects and builders must get the building enclosure details right the first time, starting with the earliest stages of schematic design and continuing during construction and during occupancy.
This 4-part course provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior hygrothermal—moisture and heat—performance.
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has approved this course for 4 CE hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved this course for 4 HSW/SD Learning Units.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has approved this course for a total of 2 BPI continuing education units.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has approved this course for a total of 4 NARI continuing education units.
What you'll learn:
After completing the course, you will be able to:
Recall how the acronym ENDURE speaks to the unifying aspect of high-performance buildings.
Describe how to apply the principles of high-performance assemblies in everyday work.
Employ integrated project delivery to co-design an installation sequence.
Describe how to manage moisture flow with continuous control layers
Describe how to achieve continuity in air barrier assemblies
Determine the best places to locate thermal barriers
Understand how to deal with vapor diffusion using advanced tools, methods and materials
Discuss the difference between vented and ventilated assemblies