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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High-Performance Homes - A Simpler Design Strategy

Building and energy codes are pushing builders beyond traditional minimum code wood-framed construction into a more building science-oriented ‘high-performance’ home that requires testing for verification to meet specific standards.

Instructor: Tom Patton

Rainscreens: A Builder’s Experience

Do you know how a properly installed rainscreen makes your building envelope more durable? In the first part of this webinar, Peter Barrett of Dorken Systems will look at how rainscreens work to add drainage and drying capacity to a typical residential wall. In the second part, Chris Donatelli of Donatelli Builders will discuss the real-life building and renovation of a home in Chicago.

Instructor: Peter Barrett, Chris Donatelli
CEUs: 1 LU AIA credit

Energy Code - Module 8: Performance path options (R405 and R406), and additional efficiency path opt

This class will explain how to use the various performance path options in the IECC (Section R405 and R406) – their structure, the flexibility allowed in each, and the limitations of each.

Instructor: Joe Nebbia

Mainstreaming Modular High-Performance Homes: Research, Collaboration, & Best Practices of Building

The three-part, 90-minute webinar will be moderated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Industrialized Construction Innovation (ICI) team and aims to focus on knowledge dissemination from ongoing research, collaboration opportunities, and best practices thriving at the intersection of advance building science and advanced building construction to deliver affordable high-performance homes. 

Instructor: Trish Cozart, Shanti Pless, Ankur Podder, Stacey Rothgeb, David Schultz
CEUs: 1 GENERAL
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