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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Sustainable Homes Professional Program

Earth Advantage Classroom- 623 SW Oak St (3rd Floor) Portland, OR 97205

Friday, April 5 2019, 9:00 AM – Saturday, April 6 2019 to 5:00 PM


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Sustainable Homes Professional



Join the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) program and learn cutting edge design and building best practices from our expert instructor, Stephen Aiguier of Green Hammer, as he guides participants through the entire spectrum of high performance building and shares practical insights on the following:

  • Building science fundamentals & moisture management
  • High performance wall & roof assemblies 
  • HVAC product selection & integrated system design
  • Water conservation techniques
  • Indoor air quality, green material considerations & health impacts
  • Local green/energy efficiency building programs & incentives

SHP is a comprehensive, interactive, experience-driven education program for residential and multifamily building and design professionals who are looking to take their projects to the next level of quality. Each of the six monthly modules can be taken individually and provide participants with an opportunity to gain valuable information and eliminate common barriers to high performance building via: 

  • Lecture, discussion, hands-on exercises, & short assignments. 
  • Guest speakers that share past projects, experiences, & expertise on issues that are critical to building quality homes successfully.
  • Two tours of under-construction or recently-completed green certified homes with builders & raters on-site to explain approaches, reveal cost/benefit analysis, & answer questions.
  • A final project that progresses throughout the course and puts principles into practice by guiding participants in designing their own high performance building or research project.

When & Where

Portland, OR   Earth Advantage Classroom   623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor, Portland, OR 97205 (map)

November 2, 2018 - April 6, 2019  6 monthly 2-day modules  All classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Individual modules can be taken in random order over multiple sessions to achieve SHP accreditation 

Course   Modules

Portland,   OR    Fall 2018

Module   1: Green Building Market & Integrated Design

Nov   2 & 3

Module 2: Building Science Fundamentals

Dec   7 & 8

Module 3: High Performance Building Envelopes

Jan   11 & 12

Module 4: Mechanical Systems and Performance   Testing

Feb   8 & 9

Module 5: Health, Materials, and Water

Mar   8 & 9

Module   6: Final Presentations and Certification Exam

Apr   5 & 6


Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or 503.968.7160 x20.