June 22, 2020

Are you Building with ‘Good, Better, or Best’ Practices?


BetterBuiltNW recently launched a no-cost online training aimed at helping building professionals identify ways to advance their energy efficient practices along a Good/Better/Best spectrum.

The Top 10 Best Practices for Today’s Homebuilder online course takes a stepped approach to ten building performance topics and shares practical insights from the job site. As an example, the different approaches covered in the course that relate to ‘Fresh Air Ventilation’ practices are as follows:

Good: Exhaust Only

Better: Supply + Exhaust with Electronically Commutated Motor Blower Motor

Best: Heat Recovery Ventilator or Energy Recovery Ventilator

The training video below shows how these principles work in practice:

Fresh Air Ventilation

Savings, comfort, and health commonly rank as the top three reasons that homebuyers purchase an energy efficient home. Take this new online training from BetterBuiltNW to learn about quality home construction techniques that can help every builder stay ahead of building code changes and exceed homebuyer expectations – plus earn up to three continuing education units while you’re at it!

“I found this training valuable as a way of understanding different designs, new products, and energy saving techniques, plus knowing how to look up different professionals for help and certifications.”

- Gary Adams, Gary Adams Construction LLC (Pendleton, OR)

“WOW! I thought the training was very useful and BetterBuiltNW is a terrific resource for our NW building industry in general. I liked the digestible length of each unit for getting info across on what is important to focus on in building practices & the why. The good, better, best format is very helpful for folks trying to make progress in terms of building performance.”

- Hilary Campbell, Instructor & Co-Chair at Building Construction Technology Dept.
Portland Community College

Preview the complete Top 10 list, learn more about the online training and contact BetterBuiltNW with additional questions.

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