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Sustainable Homes Professional- Building Science Fundamentals

Sustainable Homes Professional - Building Science Fundamentals Module 2

This 2-day class provides an exploration of the fundamental laws that govern the dynamic flows within a building in order to understand the interconnectedness of house systems. These fundamentals are necessary tools to use when making design, construction, and operation decisions that affect the sustainability of projects. This class enables you to: comprehend the natural laws that drive the thermal, air, and moisture flows within a house; develop strategies for analyzing how dynamic flows affect the performance of a house; and explore the importance of place and its impacts on building performance, occupant health, well-being, and resource efficiency. The second day of class includes site visits that exemplify lessons learned in the first day. Class size is limited to the first 10 students.


Architects may earn 14 Learning Units through AIA's Continuing Education System. Home Inspectors can earn 14 CEUs through EAI's approved provider status with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board

Instructor: David Heslam, Remodeling Program Manager, Earth Advantage Institute. Heslam owns and manages the residential general contracting firm Coho Construction Services, Inc., the first company to build a net-zero-energy home in Portland, Oregon. Heslam is a national award winner for green custom home construction and a certified professional of the Building Performance Institute.

Instructor: Bruce Sullivan, Green Building Consultant, Earth Advantage Institute. Sullivan has been involved in energy efficient construction since 1983. In 2006, Bruce’s high performance residence, built by SunTerra Homes, was honored with the NAHB Research Center’s EnergyValue Housing Award and the NAHB Green Building Award.

Date: July 10th and 11th

Time: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Portland- Earth Advantage Institute 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Portland, OR 97224

Bend-345 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 97701

Registration: General Admission: $250

Register online at www.earthadvantage.org, click on the classes and events tab in the left column. Please be sure to bring your payment confirmation receipt to class. If paying by check, make payable to "Earth Advantage, Inc", with "SHP-Module 2" in the memo line.

Questions? Contact Education Intern Annah Henige at 503-968-7160 x32 or [email protected].