Session Learning Objectives 

  • You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends in codes, standards, and voluntary programs that drive the incentives to build zero energy homes.
  • You will explore the latest advancements in building science, high-performance enclosures, and mechanical systems that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in the home.
  • You will learn strategies for evaluating and selecting materials and techniques that are compatible with their climate zones, design, and sustainability goals.
  • You will gain practical expertise on net-zero building through hands-on lab exercises.
  • You will acquire a decision matrix to guide the integration of new high-performance solutions into their builds. You will have the tools to understand how and when to incorporate innovative technologies, materials, and design strategies to enhance energy efficiency, durability, comfort, and long-term cost savings.
  • You will gain a comprehensive understanding of carbon accounting, optimization strategies, and the latest advancements in sustainable building practices to establish a strong foundation in creating net zero carbon homes.
  • You will acquire the skills to effectively measure and analyze both operational and embodied carbon in materials and processes using advanced carbon accounting tools, enabling informed decision-making for reducing the carbon footprint of new home construction.
  • You will be proficient in analyzing carbon accounting reports to make cost-effective decisions on materials and techniques to reduce carbon emissions for their clients and in their climate zone.
  • You will learn how to integrate carbon emission considerations into their decision matrix for all of their projects.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Anyone involved in the Residential Building Industry 
    • Builders, General Contractors, Architects, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributers, Sales Reps, Energy Raters, Purchasing Managers, Engineers, 
  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites: Either Applied Building Science, High Performance Enclosures, and/or High Performance HVAC & IAQ 

Schedule Overview

  • Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Followed by a Happy Hour and Q&A session with informal discussions, hands-on product demo's, and more. 
  • Day 2: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Allowing for an evening flight home if necessary.
    • Breakfast & Lunch will be provided each day.