Green Guidelines & Certifications for Homes

May 08 2015


This day long workshop will explore the various green building certification programs and standards. It will focus on the planning and design of high performance homes, the process to obtain certification, and feature a guided tour of a completed green building highlighting applications and strategies.

The workshop will address the following rating systems: ENERGY STAR v3, LEED for Homes, NGBS Green, and Green Built NC (formerly known as NC Healthy Built Homes), and Passive House. Participants will gain essential knowledge of the value of these certifications, including credit intents, key design elements, financial advantages, barriers and how to overcome them, and current events and trends in the residential industry.

Cost: $250*   (lunch included)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day April 17th to receive discount
Students in UNC system Cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room 229. Park at College Street Parking Deck - attendant will let you in. See map below.
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW, 7 PDH, 7 hours appraisal, 4 hours real estate, NCBI 7 CE to maintain designation
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.
This course is listed as an approved continuing education course on the NC Appraisal Board website.


Lee Ball

A proliferation of standards, rating, and green building certification programs now exist in the marketplace to help guide and document efforts to build more sustainable, high-performance buildings. It can be challenging and time consuming to determine which programs are credible and beneficial.

This workshop will introduce you to the most widely recognized certification programs and provide an overview of building science standards and applications.

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