Building Techniques and Strategies Products

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  • High Performance Marketing: Positioning Yourself for Success

    Includes Credits

    There is a growing demand for sustainably-built homes, also called green homes. With a wide array of sustainable building options, perception of green practices can vary among builders and remodelers and their clients. In this on-demand module, builders and remodelers will learn how to define their markets, determine their product readiness and approach, and communicate their own story to achieve success in marketing high performance homes. The level of content in this module is for the novice learner.

  • Cost Effective Home Solutions to Increase Water Efficiency

    Includes Credits

    Water shortages in the southwest and other arid regions have led to specific regulations for home builders and owners, and water quality in other regions is a driver of waste management and water usage rules. This module from NAHB will examine the current impact of hydrologic management on home building and explore strategies -- from the macro level to the individual home -- for site design, plumbing fixture selection, and rain water collection. The level of content in this module is for the novice learner.

  • Basics of High Performance Building

    Includes Credits

    Implementing cost-effective green building techniques into your construction projects requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to use green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or a multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, building science basics and cost-effective solutions, the course provides tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®. This course must be taken in its entirety and is made-up of six modules, each focusing on a different high performance building topic.

  • High Performance Remodeling: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

    Includes Credits

    Green remodeling presents opportunities to raise the performance standards for existing homes. But working with existing structures also presents a set of unique challenges.  The unintended consequences of poor planning and a lack of understanding of building science can have dire effects. For example, as code requirements for insulation and tighter envelopes increase, a good understanding of moisture management is imperative. This on-demand module will present several scenarios with different pathways for improvements and explore both the positive and negative results of decisions made during the remodel.

  • Incorporating High Performance Practices into Project Management – Parts A and B

    Includes Credits

    Numerous green building certification tools and processes help a project manager select and enforce green practices. The key is understanding how they can be used as planning tools and checklists as well. Project managers can use the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) to provide the definition of quality for use throughout the project to meet the client’s goals and attain certification. The level of content in this on-demand module is for the intermediate learner. This module is part of the Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management course. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  • Incorporating Green and High Performance Program Criteria

    Includes Credits

    Effective project management begins long before construction begins and doesn’t end until well after completion. This is especially important for a green building project, where the overriding goal is cost-effective implementation of sustainable materials, products, and strategies to achieve a higher performing, environmentally responsible product. Advance planning and coordination are required throughout to ensure success. The level of content in this on-demand module is for the intermediate learner. This module is part of the Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management course. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  • Basics of Building Online

    Includes Credits

    The online Basics of Building course builds your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in home building and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.