Building Science 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.

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Below is a sample of Building Science courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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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

Airtight, Done Right: Simple and Efficient Strategies

Since the 1990s residential buildings have shown dramatic and consistent improvement in their energy efficiency: Average energy use per square foot is down substantially, and so are average energy use per household and average energy use per household member. How do we account for this extraordinary progress, and what can architects do to continue to improve energy efficiency in residential architecture?

Instructor: Christine Williamson
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

How to Cost-Effectively Build Zero Energy Homes

In order to earn the EEBA Zero Energy Building Professional Designation, one must take and pass:

  • Houses That Work
  • High Performance Mechanicals
  • HERS Associate

PLUS this course, How to Cost-Effectively Build Zero Energy Homes

Instructor: Bruce Sullivan

Tips for Installing a Weather Resistive Barrier

Samantha Kambo is a field development specialist at DuPont with a focus on Multifamily Construction, which involves answering inquiries related to the industry. Prior to this role, she worked in Sales for Commercial Construction. Keenan Watson is a field development specialist at DuPont. His primary focus is on the residential side, along with anything roofing-related.

Instructor: Samantha Kambo, Keenan Watson
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