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Mastering Building Science

Spend eight highly-interactive weeks deepening your understanding of the language, framework, and systems needed to make your buildings resource-efficient, comfortable, and durable with Dr. Allison Bailes, president and founder of Energy Vanguard.

Instructor Format Start Date Cost
Allison A. Bailes III, PhD Online | Class 2016-09-12 - 8:15am to 2016-11-06 $1,095

This online course includes self-paced weekly content and an active discussion board. Over the eight week course, you’ll learn about:

  • Building enclosures that control heat, air, and moisture
  • Climate zones and energy codes
  • Heating & cooling equipment and distribution systems
  • Ventilation and indoor air quality

Over the last two weeks, you’ll wrap up the content section by putting together a capstone project.

This course is generally not for beginners, although if you work as an engineer or in a similar technical field, you will probably do fine. We assume you have a basic knowledge of construction and building science. If you don’t know what a top plate is or how a blower door works, you should look for more introductory training before enrolling here.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe specific strategies and materials for controlling heat, air, and moisture
  • Explain what makes climate zones different, details about the IECC climate zones, code requirements for different climate zones, and how to get climate data for a specific area
  • Catalog and compare options for heating and cooling equipment and distribution systems
  • Choose ventilation rates and describe various ventilation strategies

The course materials include:

  • Videos
  • Reading assignments
  • Spreadsheets
  • Quizzes
  • Homework

See the course page on HeatSpring’s website for full details. You can also get a sneak peek at some of the materials there.

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