High Performance Home Workshop - From Theory to Practice

Wednesday, March 28, 2012  through  Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time: 8 a.m.  -  5 p.m.

Location: MBA Housing Center, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue

Are you ready to go beyond the typical green and building science "tech-talk" and begin solving your company's greatest hurdles to putting high performance strategies into practice?

Led by two of the industry’s top trainers, this two-day intensive and interactive workshop will use a series of case studies, hands-on exercises, field demonstrations and other participatory and experiential activities among trainers, attendees and manufacturer partners to help you overcome common barriers and develop a practical plan to implement your company’s high performance home goals.

The program features:

  • A refresher of the elements of intermediate and advanced building science principles including: air; heat and moisture flow; water management; indoor air quality; HVAC design/ventilation and their testing strategies; code requirements; ENERGY STAR®; and other best practice and current-market considerations.
  • Green building fundamentals, including site design, water efficiency, lighting, appliances and material choices – and how they integrate into sound building science principles.
  • Tools, case studies and exercises to help you identify your prime barriers to implementation, and actively integrate new information with your existing knowledge base so you can make the most informed decisions for your company.
  • A half-day field demonstration component.
  • An evening networking session with program partners, manufacturers and attendees.

Who Should Attend?

Builders, remodelers and trade partners, including insulators, framers, HVAC and foundation crews; architects and designers; code and other city/county officials; utilities; energy/green consultants and verifiers; non-profit and other program managers; and appraisers, lenders, and realtors.

*While there are no specific pre-requisites to attend this workshop, participants will gain the most from the experience if they already have some knowledge of building science and green building principles.


Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge 
Justin Wilson, Building Performance Solutions
With more than 45 years of collective experience, Cooke and Wilson are nationally renowned building science and green building educators, consultants and advocates. Their clients and expertise range from working with large national builders, small custom builders, architects, engineers, affordable housing organizations, utilities, government, manufacturers and others.

They each bring a unique perspective and approach to their trainings and receive the highest accolades in the industry for their effective and inspiring styles. Participants should be prepared to be both informed and entertained!

Currently unemployed workers may be eligible for a grant to cover the registration fees for this course. Contact Kristin Parker at 425-460-8231 to learn more.

Brought to you by a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Labor, this is a statewide project of the Washington State Energy Sector Partnership, led by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board with partners that include: Washington State Evergreen Jobs Leadership Team, Snohomish County, and Seattle-King County and Spokane Area Workforce Development Councils. Over half the funding, or some 51 percent, comes from the U.S. Department of Labor through a $5,973,635 grant.Master Builders Career Connection is an equal opportunity employer and provider ofemployment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities.


Contact:Kristin Parker
Phone:(425) 460-8231
Cost:Member$550/Non-member $575