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High Performance Home Site Visit (NeighborWorks)

Visit a project neighborhood site in Idaho that uses sustainable building techniques.

This course will explore an affordable and energy responsible residential pocket neighborhood project located in Boise, Idaho, designed by NeighborWorks Boise, a non-profit affordable housing developer.

$10.00  |  1.5 Hours

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High Performance Home Site Visit (NeighborWorks Boise)

Course ID: SRA2197

Credit Hours Provided: 1.5

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Experience this in-field virtual site tour of a NeighborWorks Boise high performance home with features that provide greater energy, water, and resource efficiency and create an overall healthier living environment. Participants will learn how affordable homes can meet ENERGY STAR New Homes, RESNET HERS Rating, Solar Ready, and EPA Indoor AirPlus standards, and how these cost savings serve as a benefit for the homeowner.

Learn from Bud Compher, CEO of affordable housing provider NeighborWorks Boise, and instructor, Bruce Sullivan of Base Zero LLC, how collaboration across industry partners and subcontractors helped create cohesive community building and performance-tested energy efficient building practices. This training helps demonstrate the value of working with an energy rater and HVAC subcontractor early in the construction process to utilize energy modeling and help ensure building tightness and HVAC optimization. Other advanced project features highlighted in this training include:

  • Advanced building envelope and insulation
  • High-efficiency H/AC system (Mitsubishi ducted heat pump at 9.65 HSPF/16 SEER)
  • Ducts located inside conditioned space using horizontal ducting approach
  • Foundation considerations and approaches within a flood zone
  • Supporting prospective homebuyers with education and counseling, financial guidance, and lending opportunities  

Course Completion Instructions

This on-demand training consists of 20 videos that users can start or stop at their own pace and easily resume the course at another time.  There are no quizzes or final exams. A certificate awarding CCB continuing education will be issued when the course is completed.

This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.

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Key Features
Online Course
All learning is online. Start immediately. Learn on your own schedule.
Includes Video
Video segments highlight important points.
Printable Certificate
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Package Summary
Price: $10.00 (USD)
Credit Hours: 1.5
State: Oregon
Category: Vocational Training > Contracting > Continuing Education > Oregon
Purpose: Visit a project neighborhood site in Idaho that uses sustainable building techniques
Course Provider

Earth Advantage, Inc.
151 SW 1st Ave, Suite 300,
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 968-7160

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