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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EEBA Academy Building Envelope Sample Courses

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

Houses That Work Course: Modules

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

  • Houses That Work
  • High Performance Mechanicals
  • HERS Associate
Instructor: Gord Cooke
CEUs: 5 AIA LU|HSW credits, 4.5 NARI credits, 5 RESNET PD credits, and 2.25 BPI credits, 4.5 NAHB credits

Selecting Healthy Insulation and Air Sealants

Energy, climate, materials, and health: What is the connection? And why is it important? Insulation and air sealing are two cost-effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of a home. However, the chemicals that are found in some of these products or used during their production can negatively impact the health of the people who manufacture and install products, as well as those who ultimately live in these buildings. We need a better system of policies and regulations that are protective of human health, but for now, we need professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the materials they use. Building professionals who specify and install materials have the opportunity to make significant impacts on health and the environment by choosing healthier materials.

Instructor: Rebecca Stamm, Roberto Valle Kinloch
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