High Performance Building Construction Training in July plays a major role in Delaware green workforce development

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Are you and your construction company ready to deliver the higher performing and energy efficient buildings that will be required by the new energy code? To help you meet the challenge, Energize Delaware, New Ecology, Inc., and Green Building United have joined together to host a three-day, in-person, Phius Certified Builder (CPHB) training July 19 to the 21st. CPHB-trained and certified builders are recognized in the marketplace as understanding how the application of passive building techniques such as airtight envelopes, high-performance window installation, third-party quality assurance, and attentive site management result in highly efficient, healthy, and resilient buildings.

“Passive House buildings are durable, comfortable, and highly energy efficient but they don’t happen without education and planning. Training like this one plays a critical role in developing the workforce we need. New Ecology, Inc. is grateful for the leadership and support provided by our partners,” said Norm Horn, Construction Project Manager, New Ecology.

The session will focus on skills that can be applied directly to the projects that you are working on, planning for, and dreaming of including: Applied building science fundamentals and materials; High-performance building enclosure systems with an emphasis on field inspection; Climate-specific construction detailing; Air barriers and passive building retrofitting.

“Energize Delaware is pleased to partner with New Ecology, Inc. and Green Building United to bring this training to Delaware’s construction professionals. To make a difference in energy consumption we must rethink the way we build structures of all sorts making them as energy efficient as possible,” said Drew Slater, Executive Director of Energize Delaware. “Most importantly, we need to train Delaware’s workforce for the future!”

Registration for the July 19-21, 2023, CPHB training is open until June 30th and space is limited so registering early is important. Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Passing the certification exam earns the trainee the Phius Certified Builder credential joining over 3,000 trained professionals in the US. Phius, a 501(c)(3), sets the standard for high performance passive buildings with the aim of building a zero-carbon environment through building science, supporting building professionals and designers, and certifying the majority of all passive house projects in North America.

Energize Delaware will reimburse a portion of the tuition for those who earn their certification:

In State cost reimbursement: 75% of the cost of the course for Delaware residents;

Out of State cost reimbursement: 50% of the cost of the course to employees of companies licensed in Delaware.

The cost of the course is $1550 which includes all materials, test registration, and breakfast and lunch all three days. For details and to register visit Energize Delaware.org/passive-buildings. If you have any questions email: [email protected]

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