Building Science and the Whole House

High performance and green building emphasize a whole-house approach to build homes that are more environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. A whole-house approach applies a perspective that goes beyond seeing a home as just a summation of its individual parts. It explains the interaction of all parts of a home, its systems and equipment, its occupants and the structure itself. Building science has a key role because it explains the interactions and drives the health, comfort, sustainability and efficiency of the structure.  Lack of knowledge or attention to detail could yield unintended consequences in a home’s operation, indoor environment or durability. This module explores key building science principles: heat transfer, moisture movement, air pressure and climate zone considerations. 

By completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define the key building science principles.
  • Explain how building science principles impact structures differently in various climate zones.
  • Describe the whole-house approach, its foundational concepts and integrated perspective for building design and construction.
  • Explain the differences between traditional building assemblies and more recent “whole-house” assemblies and their impact on building performance.

This module is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education and qualifies for 1 LU/HSW Hour.

Module ID: HPBBP05

NAHB Continuing Education: 1 hour toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP,  GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, and MIRM.

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

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The National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems.  Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request


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Building Science and the Whole House
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Note: If taking the course for AIA credit you will need to do the Quiz and the AIA evaluation to receive the AIA certificate. You must also choose the AIA certificate upon completion of quiz and course evaluation. If you are not taking the course for AIA credit you do not need to take the quiz, but you must complete the course evaluation.
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
1.00 Continuing Education credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Continuing Education credit  |  Certificate available
Building Science and the Whole House Quiz - Required for AIA Credit
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
Course Evaluation - AIA
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. In addition, if you are seeking AIA credit, you must provide your AIA number in response to Question 5. Click the link below when you are ready to begin.
Certificate of Completion - AIA
1.00 LS credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 LS credit  |  Certificate available