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Health, Materials & Water (Green Building) course

Earth Advantage Institute, 623 SW Oak St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97205

Friday, February 7 2014, 9:00 AM – Saturday, February 8 2014 to 5:00 PM

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An in-depth look at the rationale for designing and building a  healthy indoor environment while conserving natural resources.

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Health, Materials & Water (Green Building) course


DATE: Fri & Sat, February 7-8, 2014
TIME: 9:00-5:00pm PDT
LOCATION: Earth Advantage Institute, 623 SW Oak St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97205
HOST: Earth Advantage
CONTACT: Ryan LaPoma, Education Specialist (rlapoma@earthadvantage.org or 503-968-7160 x25)


The human and resource elements of our built environment have never been more important,
and this is your chance to hone in on the latest health trend currently taking center stage in
the high performance home market.

This two day course provides an in-depth look at the rationale for designing and building a
healthy indoor environment while conserving natural resources. Participants will explore various
health implications associated with design, material selection, and construction methods.
Innovative water conservation strategies and construction waste management strategies with
also be analyzed. Most importantly, successful integration of these strategies will be emphasized
during activities, course discussions, and site visits to two high performance home projects.

Course Features:
Day 1: Guest speaker presentation
Day 2: Two site visits to certified green homes

Learning Objectives:
• Document health risks in a home and list healthy and efficient alternatives to traditional
materials and technologies.
• Analyze various building materials using various green criteria and identify local and
regional sources for optimum material selection.
• Practice a holistic materials approach concerning health and life cycle assessment.
• Explore strategies to improve water conservation both within a home and on site, and to
optimize a site’s stormwater management.

Credits:
• CCB: 14 elective hours
• AIA: 14 LU/HSW/SD
• BPI: 7 CEUs
• OR Real Estate: 14 CEs
• OR Appraiser: 14 CEs

Instructor:
Stephen Aiguier - CPHC, Pres. & Founder of Green Hammer

Questions?
Contact Ryan LaPoma via email at rlapoma@earthadvantage.org or 503.968.7160 x25

To learn more or to register, please visit:
http://www.earthadvantage.org/education/health-materials-water

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