High Performance Building Envelope Courses

The EEBA Academy provides a flexible and convenient way for the world's best high performance builders and their partners to come together to learn about building science and advances in sustainably constructing better homes. Learn more about the Academy here.

Our building envelope courses are taught by high performance home experts such as SIPA's Al Cobb. Earn CEUs while learning about building science principles, energy codes, balanced ventilation, exterior insulation, and more! Whether you are a beginner or a professional, we have a course for you.

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Below is a sample of High Performance Building Envelope courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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Dry Basements: A Builder's Success Story

Building Science Deconstructed is a learning series hosted by Dörken Systems Inc. featuring some of the industry's most sought-after building science experts.

Instructor: Gord Cooke

High Performance Insulated Rooflines

This webinar begins with an overview of building science issues and concepts as they pertain to the roof/ceiling portion of the building thermal envelope. Merits of insulated ceilings and rooflines will be discussed so that participants may apply this knowledge to conditioned attics and vaulted ceilings.

Instructor: Mike Barcik

Options for Balanced Ventilation & Tighter Envelopes

We've all heard that we need to "Build Tight and Ventilate Right," but do we have the approaches that we need that are cost competitive, bring sales opportunities, and are beneficial to resiliency, comfort, and IEQ? In this webinar, we’ll briefly cover why it’s important to use balanced ventilation in tighter homes, but we will then move on to the most common strategies for getting each component right. 

Instructor: Dan Wildenhaus

What is a High-Performance Home and How to Consistently Deliver It at Lower Cost

Once homebuyers purchase new homes often based on infatuation with community and design, bad home performance experiences can negate all the hard work earning customer satisfaction. It is critical to get high-performance right. This course begins that process with lessons-learned from decades of experience as a residential architect and work with thousands of home builders while serving as national director for ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Zero Energy Ready Home. The resulting framework for high performance homes includes five key strategies and over 40 best practices for applying them with substantial cost savings. Most importantly, this framework has been intensively researched, vetted, and refined over five years with hundreds of housing industry executives. The goal is not to dogmatically impose one solution for all, but to engage housing professionals to high-performance as a journey and how to get on their own path. 

Instructor: Sam Rashkin
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