On-Demand Modules

Below is a list of currently available on demand modules. Select the module to see more information and to register. The modules can be used for your professional development and continuing education. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Green and high performance building is a rapidly growing industry, evoking the potential for previously unconsidered or under-appreciated liability risks related to both building and design. Green builders, remodelers and other building industry professionals can decrease their risk through proper messaging, effective documentation and detailed planning. The entire team, from sales to warranty, must understand the proper terminology, what statements can be made, and how the process in itself provides a level of protection. 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.

  • 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.

  • The objective of any project management system is timely and cost-efficient completion that attains the project goals. It involves defining goals, creating processes to meet the goals, creating benchmarks, maintaining a schedule, containing costs and measuring the outcome. Learn how an efficient project management system works and how it is especially critical to a project that is seeking certification to a green building program. 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.

  • 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.