Announcing Two New Courses from Green Technology!
Tiny houses have been pointed to as a solution for lack of affordable housing, a way to promote non-traditional home ownership and a possible solution to housing the homeless.
This new two-hour course from Green Technology is designed for those interested in tiny houses and will explore their design, construction and legal use. It will address key questions, including:
- What is a tiny house?
We will summarize the origins and evolution of the tiny house movement and explore case studies. The course will define tiny houses and discuss the several types of state or local government approvals that may be required. Tiny house villages that have been developed will be examined; successes and pitfalls will be discussed.
In addition, the course will address recent legislation that removes some of the impediments to building a small secondary unit on a property. It will also cover California Building Code requirements for tiny houses.
Zero Net Energy: Getting There Through Code
This three-hour course is designed for those interested in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Buildings. As California moves towards ZNE by 2020 for residential structures, and 2030 for non-residential buildings, we will discuss the process and hurdles to making ZNE the standard for the state.
The course will examine ZNE from a code perspective and examine strategies to achieve ZNE in new and existing buildings. We will discuss what it means to be Zero Net Energy and how definitions of ZNE vary.
Many of the recurring questions surrounding ZNE will be discussed, such as:
- Is ZNE cost effective?
Some local jurisdictions are adopting ZNE early. This course will cover how code-required ZNE differs from other structures considered to be ZNE. Occupant behavior and its effect on ZNE will be addressed.
• Understand the varying definitions of ZNE.
Tiny House Course
Register for Both Courses
Green Technology is an ICC Preferred Provider and a AIA Provider. These courses provide 1 AIA CEU per hour and .1 CEU per hour.
All registrants will receive a
certificate of participation.
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