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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Better Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up

Although below-grade waterproofing and insulation are out of sight, they are integral to a building’s thermal performance. While there are countless steps you can take to make homes more energy efficient, starting from the ground up is the best approach.

Instructor: Mark LaLiberte

Architectural Details of the Control Layers

This is where the building science rubber meets the architect’s road. Steve uses his many high-performance projects to show how high performance is translated into actual assemblies, with real materials, and with tried-and-true project management done cooperatively with the architect and builder. 

Instructor: Steve Baczek
CEUs: 1 AIA LU, and 1 GENERAL

Air Sealing - The Foundation of High Performance Homes

Consumers are more aware of their options and they demand better homes. Air sealing lies at the heart of any successful building, addressing 3 of the 4 major risk controls (vapor, air flow, and thermal controls).

Instructor: Paul Springer

Building Science Foundation: Keeping Our Homes Safe and Sound

The building science principles forming the foundation for high performance are how heat moves, how moisture moves, and how the two always work together. 

Instructor: Peter Yost
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL
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