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How to Get to Zero Energy Capable Residential Buildings (10 tips)

Learn How to Get to Zero Energy Capable Residential Buildings with these 10 Tips

About this course:

Net zero energy, Zero net energy, zero energy buildings and zero energy ready are often times different terms meaning different things. Come find out what it truly means to design and build zero energy residential buildings that are capable of achieving zero energy when operated by occupants in a normal matter. This program is designed to give you the basic understanding of what zero energy means and how to communicate effectively. We will review 10 tips and tricks to get there, go over real case studies and discuss energy modeling programs that verify the building's capability.

Executive Director at the GreenHome Institute since 2010, Brett is a 2014 30 under 30 Home Energy Magazine Entrepreneur award recipient. Brett helps educate people on the basics of residential green building and lives in MI’s 1st GreenStar remodel of 1920’s existing home. He lives in Beer City USA (Grand Rapids) with his wife and son and sits on the USGBCWM board of directors since 2012.

CEUs: 1 hour

GBCI AIA(HSW) NAHB CGP NARI Green CGHP AIBD State contractor or designer license may apply

You'll learn:

  • Understand the language and marketing between zero energy claims
  • Know the basic, broad approach to achieving zero energy
  • Articulate new technologies and old technologies being used to achieve low energy
  • Know where to go to get more information to zero energy now


Your Instructor


Green Home Institute
Green Home Institute

The GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 non profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the construction and renovation of the places we live. We have certified over 6,000 green homes and trained over 15,000 professionals in residential green building.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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