Education

Throughout the day, education sessions on topics geared to homeowners, construction professionals, and building designers will offer essential how-to lessons designed to help de-mystify green and bring real life solutions to building healthy and low-carbon homes. We will be busting myths about green building all day.

Topics include:

  • Protecting indoor air quality
  • Green interiors
  • Homeowner 101: how to be sure you are getting a well-built home
  • Accessory dwelling units and tiny houses
  • Fundamentals of resilient and sustainable design (and making existing homes more so)
  • Electrifying buildings for resilience
  • ZNE home design basics and the case for all-electric homes
  • Solar energy and battery storage
  • Resources for sustainable landscapes
  • Efficient water heating
  • Alternative structural and insulating systems: earth, straw, hemp and others
  • How to save more of everything (including $) while building a better home
  • Super-efficient offsite construction approaches
  • Fire resistant homes and landscapes
  • Making green building affordable: financing, incentives, insurance
  • Advanced Energy Rebuild owners and builders
  • Top quality enclosures: air sealing and insulation
  • Green building education resources in the North Bay
  • High-performance construction occupation opportunities
  • What are ZNE homes, and why build (or retrofit) one?
  • Meeting the 2019 energy code ahead of time – why and how*
  • Super-efficient and zero net energy multifamily design*
  • Mechanical ventilation for efficient enclosures*

* Geared towards building industry professionals

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