Introduction to Higher Performance Building on the Central Coast

Presented by 3C-REN | Jump into higher performance building with this introductory course addressing easy ways to design and build for safety, health and cost savings. We will review residential, multi-family and small commercial construction systems, emphasizing both design considerations and implementation in the field. Emphasis will be on the Central Coast and similar climates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand air tightness, ventilation, and performance metrics.
  • Build awareness of thermal bridging and insulation to improve efficiency.
  • Be able to differentiate window specifications for daylighting and energy. performance
  • Learn how to incorporate Zero Net Energy strategies through use of heat pumps and other all-electric systems.

1 AIA Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW|LU) Continuing Education Credit (CES) is available for this event.


Mike Horgan, In Balance Green Consulting
Jennifer Rennick, In Balance Green Consulting