Courses

Many thanks to everyone who has attended pas courses, lectures, and events. Future courses and events will be listed here.

2017 Fall Schedule

17 & 24 October 2017 – Coralville

Energy Efficient Home Building

  • Course Number: CLHG-1030 92370
  • Dates: 17 & 24 October 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Address: Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa, 2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, IA 52241
  • Room: 318
  • Day 1 PresentationEnergy Efficient Home Building Presentation (17 Oct 2017)
  • Day 2 Presentation: Coming Soon!

 

2018 Winter/Spring Schedule

22 & 24 January 2018 – Coralville

How to Build a High-Performance Home

  • Course/Class Number: CLHG-1030 94801
  • Class Date(s): Weekly – Mon, Wed 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM; 2 sessions starting 1/22/2018, ending 1/24/2018
  • Class Fee: $35.00
  • Materials Fee (collected at first class): $0.00
  • Class Size: 16 Location: Kirkwood Community College
  • Location: Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa, 2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, IA 52241
  • Classroom: 314

13 & 15 March 2018 – Cedar Rapids

How to Build a High-Performance Home

  • Course/Class Number: CLHG-1030 94803
  • Class Date(s): Weekly – Tue, Thu 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM; 2 sessions starting 3/13/2018, ending 3/15/2018
  • Class Fee: $35.00
  • Materials Fee (collected at first class): $0.00
  • Class Size: 16
  • Location: Kirkwood Community College, Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  • Classroom: 212

Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule

Energy Efficient Home Building

You don’t have to build a tiny house to have tiny utility bills, and you don’t have to be rich to afford an energy-efficient home. This two-day course provides an excellent overview of what you need to know to build an energy-efficient home, from upgrades costing only a few hundred dollars, up to a Net-Zero home.

Course Presentations

Course Description

Small homes are in growing demand among people looking for less maintenance, homes that fit their budgets, or simply want to make a lower impact on the environment. New this year will be a discussion on small homes (about 1,000 square feet) and how they live bigger than they are.

DAY 1 – The first day focuses on design, space planning, and the building science that make a home efficient.

DAY 2 – The second day focuses on building techniques, materials, performance testing, and how to manage lender appraisals. See and feel samples of alternative high-performance materials and get a feel for how they work.