Eugene's first Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) course concluded in June 2016. This six-month series is an accreditation program with a longstanding reputation for depth, applied learning, and outstanding quality.
SHP is a comprehensive, interactive, experience-driven education program for residential and multifamily building and design professionals looking to take their work to the next level of quality. Instructor Bruce Sullivan of Base Zero guided participants through the entire spectrum of high performance buildings and shared practical insights in the following six modules:
- Building science fundamentals and moisture management
- High performance wall and roof assemblies
- HVAC product selection and integrated system design
- Water conservation techniques
- Indoor air quality, green material considerations, and health impacts
- Local green/energy efficiency building programs and incentives
Each module provided participants with an opportunity to gain valuable insights and eliminate common barriers to high performance building techniques. Eugene now has a core group of SHPs, including two architects, one engineer, three contractors, one real estate appraiser, and one plans examiner.
Funding and incentives for this program were made possible by the City of Eugene’s Green Building program.