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Home Tours Continuing Education Units



 Continuing Education for Architects

Earn 3.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

June 3, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Residential home tour highlighting sustainable design.  The participants will tour 5 homes that feature cutting edge, modern, environmentally sensitive residential design with a focus on using the latest in materials and methods to achieve compliance with net zero 2020 residential goals.


  1. Participants will learn about energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems; in residential structures achieving or exceeding the NetZero 2020 requirements.
  2. Participants will see and experience drought tolerant native landscaping in addition to the irrigation system reuse of grey water.
  3. Participants will tour homes which include alternative energy uses that meet the design requests of the homeowner yet achieve the desired results of being compliant with the latest California energy code standards.
  4. Participants will learn about installation and benefits of radiant heated concrete floor slabs and how they stabilize interior temperatures and limit energy use.
  5. Participants will observe the use of passive heating and cooling techniques in addition to other sustainable elements such as solar thermal components.
  6. Participants will learn about alternative materials to use in residential design that offers a wide range of design elements while meeting or exceeding sustainability goals.



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