Green Home Design

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This online workshop will help you make the leap from standard market-driven construction to a quality "green" home. We will discuss site design, building envelope design, climatic design, durable construction detailing, energy-efficiency, passive and active solar strategies, resource efficient material choices, and indoor air quality, high performance building systems, heating and cooling equipment, sustainable forestry, and the ineffability of day-light and beauty. This course covers a range of topics that inform the design of a healthy, delightful, green home.

Informed by over 35 years of experience building and teaching, the course will include lectures and discussions. There will be time for individuals to bring up topics specific to their projects. Pre-recorded lectures will be available for prior viewing and class discussions will be far-ranging.

Green Home Design is for home owners and those planning a new home or addition who want to refine their goals for energy efficiency and sustainable resource use. This course is also useful for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of green construction and design.


Online, Whole Structure Design/Build


All levels


  • Sterling College: 1 Continuing Education Unit ($130 additional)

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