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High Performance Building Assemblies - Self Study

Peter Yost • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
805 students
1 module
58 minutes
7 assignments

Course description

Spend an hour learning about building assemblies with Peter Yost of BuildingGreen.

Heat dries them out, so the more we manage energy flows through our building assemblies, the more we need to manage moisture on, in, and through those same assemblies.

This lecture covers just how heat and moisture can move in building assemblies, how to manage both, and the tools that are available to evaluate or predict hygrothermal performance of building assemblies.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Wet and Wild, or Safe and Dry? High Performance Building Assemblies

In this module, you'll watch the lecture video and check out a couple of supplementary resources.

  • Learning Objectives (.pdf)
  • Presentation Slides (.pdf)
  • Wet & Wild or Safe & Dry: High Performance Building Assemblies (58:25 minutes)
  • 10 Questions, Multiple Choice


Peter Yost


Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how to green your building. He brings more than 25 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance buildings to his twin roles as Vice President of Technical Services for BuildingGreen, and technical director for Taunton Press’s GreenBuildingAdvisor.com.... Learn more


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805 students have taken this course

by Parmar Smit 09/08/2020


by Sandra Lester 07/09/2020

Great course. We have to be conscious of how our building assemblies are dealing with moisture as well as heat so that we don't end up with the unintended consequences of moisture buildup.

by Shaun Jackson 06/15/2020

students please listen closely & learn as much as possible because these courses will prove to be very instrumental in your success in the building trades, I find the information to be very helpful as well as invaluable

by Sean G 04/15/2020

by Dinesh K 04/15/2020

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