August 24, 2012

Back to School: Building Science On The Brain

September is time to get back to school and this fall is chock full of useful courses – all taught by leaders in the field.  We hope you take advantage of them.

Big City Adventures in Building Science:  Materials – What Works and What Doesn’t is a one day seminar conducted by Dr. John Straube of the Building Science Corporation at the AIA New York Center for Architecture at La Guardia Place in NYC on September 5th.    John will cover an extensive list of materials and the fundamental properties necessary to evaluate them for specific purposes.   As always John is expected to give a lively and engaging presentation saturated with useful information.  Find our more and register here.

Big City Adventures in Building Science:  Air Tightness, Compartmentalization, and Ventilation is a one day seminar by John’s Building Science Corporation partner-in-crime, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek  (pronounced steebrick), the next day on September 6th – also at the NYC AIA Center for Architecture.   In a style often bordering on explosive (in a good way), Joe will do an in-depth survey of air tightness specifications and the techniques to meet them – addressing a myriad of things that can get between you and success.   It should be an informative and possibly shocking day.  Find our more and register here.

Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training starts again the AEA Passive House Lab in New York City September 17th.  This five day course provides ideal training for contractors undertaking Passive House level projects and provides them with a Certified Passive House Tradesperson credential issued by the Passive House Institute if successfully completed.   The course offers not only the theory of Passive House methodology but hands-on air tighness and thermal bridge free construction experience in the building lab. This training is also an excellent introduction to architects and engineers not ready to commit to the CPHC training.  The course is conducted by the Passive House Academy, a global leader in the Passive House movement.    Find out more and register here.

Certified Passive House Designer Training, an eight day technical course given in New York City provides detailed instruction on all aspects of Passive House design including the PHPP.  The course starts September 19th.   Participants that then pass the exam obtain the Certified Passive House Consultant credential, issued by the Passive House Institute.   This course is also conducted by the Passive House Academy.  Find our more and register here.

Zero Net Energy Homes is a 10 week online course, starting October 1 and presented by Marc Rosenbaum (recently made Director of Engineering at South Mountain Company) as part of NESEA’s Building Energy Masters Series.   As many know and have experienced, Marc is an engaging instructor filled with a lifetime of experience and the knowledge.  Marc’s excitement is contagious as he probes, questions and looks to make high performance buildings commonplace.   Find out more about this important course and register here.

Passive House: The Future of Building in the US? is a four week online course presented by Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister Design Build and Mike Dulcos of Deap Energy Group, also as part of NESEA’s Building Energy Master Series starting October 1.   Paul and Mike, in addition to a long history of low energy building, have been early Passive House adopters giving them at a unique vantage point for what will be a very informative and far reaching introduction to the Passive House standard.  Find out more and register here.

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