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Basic Building Science for Cold ClimateHouses

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Energy Center of Wisconsin
Price $49.00
Category Energy and atmosphere

In this online course, Joe Nagan discusses the challenges of building energy-efficient, high-performance homes in cold climates. Cold winters and hot and humid summers in the upper Midwest mean that houses must be able to respond to changing temperature and mo isture conditions. Understanding the fundamental principles of physical science as they apply to buildings is key to building ener gy efficient, high performance homes. Learn how to take control of the building systems responsible for heating and cooling, moist ure transport and air movement.


  • Explain how moisture moves through a house in summer and in winter
  • Describe common problems in cold climate houses and identify their causes
  • Specify building techniques that address cold climate building challenges
  • Learn the principles of moisture transport and air movement and the best building practices to manage durability issues
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0