New Course Examines Science Behind Green Building
A new two-day “Advanced Green Building: Building Science” course instructs builders and remodelers on proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes.
Sponsored by the Research and Education Foundation of the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA), the course is being offered on Nov. 16-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Latham, N.Y.
This course goes beyond energy efficiency, and discusses the potential for creating a more durable, environmentally responsible and sustainable living environment.
Included in the information being presented are case studies, detailed construction drawings and other resources from sources such as GreenBuildingAdvisor.com and NAHB.
Course participants will learn how to:
- Apply building physics to building performance
- Translate building science into design and construction elements
- Dovetail the features of high performance — energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency and indoor environmental quality
- Describe the high-performance home and its benefits to both the home building team and the home builder’s clients
- Use all aspects of GreenBuildingAdvisor.com — including "My GBA," the site's project management tool — on individual projects and with the project team
Completion of the course earns credit towards the new Master Green Builder Remodeler (MGBR) designation, which is expected to be introduced early next year.
To register, click here.
For more information, e-mail Kelly Post at NYSBA, or call her at 518-465-2492 x110.
‘National Green Building Standard’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“The National Green Building Standard,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides “green” practices that can be incorporated into multifamily and single-family new home construction, home remodeling and additions and site development.
The standard covers lot design, resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environment quality; and owner education.
Currently the first and only ANSI-approved green building rating system, the National Green Building Standard is the benchmark for green homes.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here.
The Future of Residential Construction Is Green
The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.
Earning the CGP demonstrates to clients and peers your commitment to the best and latest in green building practices and techniques. More than 4,100 people have earned the CGP designation to date.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/CGPinfo.
‘Build Green and Save’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Build Green and Save: Protecting the Earth and Your Bottom Line,” available through BuilderBooks.com, is a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference that shows builders how to identify and select green building materials; implement green construction techniques; explain the benefits of green housing and offer affordable green building solutions to consumers; and use resources wisely and reduce water and energy consumption.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.