Advanced High-Performance Practices: Best Practices for Climate Zones - Live Online 2023 - April 4, 11

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/04/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

This live class is intended to be interactive. Please ensure you are in an environment that allows you to participate and that your camera and microphone are working.  

Due to the live, interactive nature of this course, no recordings will be available. 

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Examine how building envelopes can be optimized for each climate zone to maximize home performance in remodeling projects.
  • Review the benefits of systems based design and construction and how to properly implement these practices in a building project.
  • Apply building science principles to building projects to maximize home performance and comfort.
  • Identify the best climate zone-specific building practices based on building science and systems based design principles.

NAHB Credit:  This class is eligible for 6 continuing education credits 

Additional Credit Information: 

6 AIA/CES LU: NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by NAHB. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request. 


Important Registration Details:  

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You will have access to course materials, including the course test, for 30 days after the conclusion of the live sessions.  

 Cancellation and Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration and request a refund by emailing until the day of the scheduled live class. If requested after the class has begun a fee will be charged ($25 for a 3-hour class, $50 for a 6-hour class).  


John Barrows, CGB, GMB, CGP

President, J.Barrows Inc.

J. Barrows Inc.

John Barrows is President of J. Barrows Inc., a company that has provided construction services, general contracting, construction management, and consultation services for over 30 years. Many of their projects over the years have incorporated Green Building principles, before they were recognized as being “Green”. Their projects have included such characteristics as geothermal heating systems, passive solar design, photo-voltaics, advanced insulation strategies, and the careful selection sustainable materials. John is also a founding partner of Performance Path Solutions, LLC, a company that brings innovative building practices to the building industry through educational programs and innovative products, and provides green and energy conservation consulting services. John is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics including Green Building, construction and production management, and business management. In addition to presenting his own seminars, he has worked with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to develop and teach courses on Scheduling, Green Building, Green Building Project Management, Building Science, and Estimating. John serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing, and the Executive Board of the Long Island Builders Institute. John is the Chairman of the Long Island Green Homes Council and has served as Chairman of the NAHB University of Housing Curriculum Based Education Development Committee and the Business Management and Information Technology Committee. He is a Green Building Verifier and also provides training for Verifiers of the National Green Building Standard.


Session 1
04/04/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  145 minutes
04/04/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  145 minutes To download the free e-book for this course or any other course materials, please select the ‘Handouts’ tab. You may also select other tabs (i.e., ‘Overview’, ‘Instructor’, etc.) to review additional details about the course.
Session 2
04/11/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  145 minutes
04/11/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  145 minutes
Advanced High-Performance Building: Best Practices for Climate Zones Test
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  18/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  18/25 points to pass
Course Evaluation
11 Questions
11 Questions Please fill out the evaluation below with your feedback about the course. You must complete the evaluation to receive your Certificate of Completion. Click the link below when you are ready to begin.
Certificate of Completion
Live Viewing: 6.00 Continuing Education credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 6.00 Continuing Education credits and certificate available