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Basics of Building Sciences

GBCI: 0910000400

Learn practical knowledge of basic building science principles.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Published on: May 30, 2014

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)


This course is designed to provide participants with a practical knowledge of basic building science principles. Students are introduced to the "house as a system" model for assessing and improving building performance, as well as the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture flow as it relates to buildings.

The presentation includes some review questions throughout but these are for your review and do not count towards the final quiz score for earning continuing education credit. After you’ve completed the presentation, take the quiz (link on the right) to earn your certificate of completion and CE credits.


  1. Recognize the basic principles of building science as they relate to heat, air, and moisture movement in a building
  2. Examine the multiple components of the building envelope and how they interact with each other to produce an efficient system
  3. Recognize the potential for interaction among building components and mechanical systems
  4. Obtain general knowledge of climate zones and factors and how they have affected building design
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Atlanta, GA
United States


Mike Barcik

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