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High-Performance Building for Carpenters (6 Part Course)

June 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Six 4-Hour Sessions from May 4th to June 8th.

About the Class

This course teaches carpenters how to apply fundamental building skills to high-performance construction projects. Topics focus on the four layers of a high-performance house: water, air, vapor, and thermal. Throughout the 6-week course, students will learn high-performance essentials through building science lessons and hands-on practice with mock-up assemblies. The multi-faceted learning approach provides carpenters with a holistic understanding of high-performance construction from building science to install. Through classroom concepts, hands-on training, and project management overview, this class is ideal for any carpenter who wants to excel in at high-performance construction. 

Registration closes on April 20th.


Housed in a state-of-the-art Passive House facility, StudioHPDC is a classroom and educational center for sustainable design & construction. We develop and host training courses for consumers, students, architects, and trades people in all experience levels ranging from introductory sessions and overviews to hands-on workshops and certification programs. In addition to training courses, we host regular networking and discussion group events and provide resources for all those interested in sustainable construction.

The Studio for High Performance Design & Construction is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain a fundamental understanding of high- performance building science

2. Understand key components and concepts of high-performance residential construction

3. Apply concepts to hands-on construction through use of mock-up assemblies

4. Review high-performance project management strategies

5. Finish the course prepared to leverage skills in a career in high-performance construction

6 Sessions

Session 1: Framing & Sheathing

Thursday, May 4 – 1:00-5:00pm

Session 2: Air Sealing

Thursday, May 11 – 1:00-5:00pm

Session 3: Insulation

Thursday, May 18 – 1:00-5:00pm

Session 4: Windows & Doors

Thursday, May 25 – 1:00-5:00pm

Session 5: Roofs & Junctions

Thursday, June 1 – 1:00-5:00pm

Session 6: Testing & Verification

Thursday, June 8 – 1:00-5:00pm

Funding Grants Available: Submit by April 13th, 2023

The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.

$2,420 is eligible for grant funding. ($580 is for course materials and not available for grant funding).

You could take this training for FREE. Complete an Express Grant Application.

Course ID# 1137031


June 1, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction
151R Adams Street
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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