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High Performance Building Assemblies - Self Study


Author: Peter Yost

Subjects: Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building

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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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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.

I have had the privilege to be in the audience for several of Peter’s presentations on best-practices and strategies for green and sustainable building. Each time I have gone away with a wealth of new information, thoughts and education. He definitely lives up to his national “Green Guru” reputation. I you have an opportunity to hear him speak or to hire him to speak to your group, you should not miss it!

- Andy Ault

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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....[more]

Course Outline

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