Course AvailabilityOnline: $695
Online classes are available for 90 days, from the time of purchase.
These days, energy efficiency is a primary concern in the home construction process. If you are a home performance professional such as a vapor barrier worker, HVAC technician or siding and window specialist, you must have a keen understanding of the principles involved in making the buildings you work on perform as efficiently as possible. The online Principles of Green Buildings course from Vista College will help you master the necessary fundamentals for a wide range of essential green building concepts.
Become a Certified Green Building Expert
In addition to expanding your knowledge base, our program will prepare you to become a certified green building expert. Our training, which was developed in conjunction with Advanced Energy of North Carolina, can help you attain such highly valued industry certifications as RESNET, NARI, BPI and NATE. Certification validates your expertise and demonstrates your commitment to incorporating green building processes into your business practices. If you are seeking employment, certification can also give you a competitive edge over non-certified job candidates.
Comprehensive 30-Hour Training Program
Our 30-hour online program consists of nine user-friendly modules that are based on the concept of “house-as-a-system.” You will learn that a house is actually a series of interconnected sub-systems that must be synchronized in order to achieve peak energy efficiency. You will gain a clear understanding of relevant building science concepts such as air flow basics, moisture management, framing and air sealing, and ventilation, as well as the techniques that can be applied to ensure structural integrity and a safe and healthy environment for the occupants of the home.
Principles of Green Building Course Requirements
The Vista College Principles of Green Building training program is intended for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in a home performance-related field, or current home performance professionals who are seeking career advancement opportunities. To enroll in the program, you’ll need a Web-enabled computer equipped with the Windows 7 operating system or later version and the Windows IE 7 Web browser or later version. A high-speed Internet connection is also recommended, as dial-up connections may provide a limited user experience.
Online Learning Is the Ideal Choice for Busy Working Professionals
At Vista College, we understand that busy working professionals often have difficulty finding the time to get the training they desire, particularly if they also have family obligations and other commitments outside of work. Our affordable online programs offer the convenience of around-the-clock access so you can study whenever your schedule permits. Our online courses allow you to progress at your own pace, without the pressure of a classroom environment. You will also have access to a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who is available to provide expert guidance throughout the program. You will have three months to complete your training. If you need additional time, a one-month extension is available at a cost of $45, while a two-month extension is available for $75.