Building Science Training & Facilitating
Home buyers are savvy, energy and cost-conscious, and since 2020, acutely aware of the importance of indoor air quality and living in a healthy home. Our team of experienced experts are able to help you and your team learn how to not only build better, but how to keep your costs down and maximize your profitability.
We train Canadian home builders to cost-effectively achieve new tiered building codes (NBC 2020 9.36 energy code) or to qualify for certification in programs such as Net Zero Homes, ENERGY STAR for New homes, ENERGY STAR for MultiFamily, PHIUS, or LEED for Homes.
We help home building teams to both understand and solve complex building science challenges in homes through an extensive array of participatory training courses, such as
Enhanced IAQ (indoor air quality)
High performance HVAC design
Advanced enclosure design
Carbon reduction strategies
Designing for resilience in the face of climate change
Sales and Marketing Training for High Performance Homes
But the training doesn’t end at the build. Over the course of hundreds of training and mentorship programs, we have also developed a helpful collection of training and course materials to empower builders and their marketing teams to sell high-performance homes.
- Building science for real estate sales professionals
- Marketing environmental features
- Selling technical benefits of new homes & products
- The art of selling – know thy customer
- Negotiation techniques
Training Development and Delivery
- High performance enclosure design
- Advanced HVAC systems
- New building codes, new reality: national and provincial/state code updates
- Customized on-site training for builders and trades
- Home/Building performance rating systems: training development and delivery
- IDP Integrated Design Process/ Design charrette coordination and delivery
Development of customized training programs for builders, designers, building officials, manufacturers and other industry partners is also available. Please contact Andy Oding and let’s discuss your unique needs and how we can help.:
For upcoming training opportunities please visit our building science events calendar.
Building Science Consultations
For homebuilders looking to up their performance, we can help with many ‘next level’ services such as building science training programs or being a 3rd party expert witness to the true performance levels of your builds. Those programs and services may include:
- Builder quality assurance program development
- Builder continuous improvement program development
- 3rd Party expert witness: building performance diagnostics
- Builder scope-of-work development
Spring Training — Advanced Building Science and Practical Application
Once a year, Building Knowledge Canada brings residential and large building professionals, building science professionals, energy advisors, utilities, manufacturers and government representatives together at our Spring Training conference to take part in important and timely sessions around advancements in residential and large building construction practices.
“Building Knowledge is Mattamy’s integral partner when facing the many building science challenges we encounter in bringing new communities to market. From building science consultation, to ENERGY STAR® testing and training, to regulatory updates and programs, Building Knowledge is instrumental in providing Mattamy the information and tools we need to make sound business decisions and provide well built homes to our customers.”
Vice President, Corporate Architecture
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