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Basics of High Performance Building

Implementing cost-effective green building techniques into your construction practice requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to incorporate green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, building science basics and cost-effective solutions, the course provides tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®. This course must be taken in its entirety and is made-up of six modules, each focusing on a different high performance topic. By completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Integrate sound building science principles and a whole-house approach into the design, construction and remodeling process;
  • Analyze an array of water-, resource- and energy-efficiency solutions and techniques as well as indoor environmental quality practices;
  • Examine specific practices in each chapter of the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®; and
  • Explore how to market and sell in the expanding green home marketplace.

Continuing Education Hours: 6.0

Designations: CGA,CGB,CGP,GMR,Master CGP

Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

If you’d like to see this course offered locally, contact your home builders association.

The National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this event will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.

For more information about this item, please contact NAHB Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154 or via email at

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