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Design Strategies for a High-Performance Home

August 20, 2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


This webinar will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST.

This webinar is intended for architects, designers, builders, and raters of new homes. The webinar begins with an overview of building science and the house-as-a-system approach. Participants will apply this knowledge to total-home performance and the features it entails. This webinar will show participants best practices for designing a high-performance home, with a focus on efficiency, comfort, health, durability and environmental awareness. Participants will discover that high-performance homes begin with an enhanced design effort but don’t have to have increased construction costs. Southface will present several EarthCraft projects as case studies.

Participants in the webinar will:

    • Recall basic building science concepts, particularly the house-as-a-system approach
    • Learn ten design concepts to try and implement
    • Appreciate the impact of thoughtful, intelligent design
    • Discover resources for more information and further study


Mike Barcik
Technical Principal

Joey Starr
Technical Project Manager

This webinar is approved for BPI and ICC CEUs.

The webinar will be offered individually and is free to attend. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For those seeking continuing education units, the registration cost will be $15 per attendee, per session. Invoicing for group registrations is available by contacting courses@southface.org.

There is a two-step process to register for the webinar. First, follow the link in the description to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register and receive webinar details. Please complete that form in order to gain access to the webinar.