Basics of High Performance Building

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.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate sound building science principles and a whole-house approach into the design, construction and remodeling process;
  • Analyze an array of water, resource and energy-efficiency solutions and techniques, as well as indoor environmental quality practices;
  • Examine specific practices in each chapter of the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®; and
  • Explore how to market and sell in the expanding green home marketplace.

Course Length: 6 hours 

NAHB Continuing Education: 6.0 hours towards CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, CMP, CSP, CGP, GMB, GMR, Master CSP, Master CGP and MIRM.

NAHB Designations: CGA, CGB, CGP, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP

Important Registration Details: 

Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.  

This course is non-transferable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for on-demand courses upon purchase. Any questions or need more information? Please contact ElearningHelp@nahb.org

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1. Green Building as Business Strategy
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2. Site and Lot Design and Development
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3. Resource Efficiency
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4A. Energy Efficiency A
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4B. Energy Efficiency B
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4C. Energy Efficiency C
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5. Indoor Environmental Quality
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6. Water Efficiency
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Course Test - PLEASE TAKE THIS TEST IF YOU ARE SEEKING NAHB CREDIT
30 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  21/30 points to pass
30 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  21/30 points to pass This test contains 30 questions and requires 21 correct answers to pass. For each question in this test, select only ONE ANSWER based on the information in the High Performance Building for Building Professionals course materials.
Course Evaluation
10 Questions
10 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
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available