Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design, Jan 29 - Feb 23, Waitsfield, VT

  • 29 January 2018
  • Event Location : 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, 05673, United States
Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design, Jan 29 - Feb 23, Waitsfield, VT
Event Description

Prerequisite: basic building literacy or enrollment in Yestermorrow’s two-day Anatomy of a House workshop, occurring immediately prior to the Certificate program.

Net Zero buildings are carbon neutral structures that integrate hyper efficiency with renewable technologies. They are at the cutting edge of sustainable design, and key strategy for policymakers addressing climate change.

Net Zero designs are made possible with an understanding of building science- the analysis of how physical phenomena, including heat, moisture, air movement, and gravity affect buildings. Building science provides a body of knowledge for designers to use these forces to maximize comfort and minimize energy use.

Through lecture, case study, demonstration, hands-on testing, and design exercises, students will gain a firm grasp of the science behind building performance, and begin to explore how to design in accordance with the laws of physics and the forces of nature.

If you are a designer, builder, project manager, property owner, or policy professional, or are moving toward one of these careers, a firm understanding of building science and the path to net zero buildings is fast becoming a critical credential for any successful practitioner.

AIA Credit Courses, Pro Series, Sustainable Design Build

Intermediate, Professional

American Institute of Architects (AIA): 140 HSW
Sterling College: 10 Continuing Education Units ($1300 additional)

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