Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2023

Pre-Show Course

Advanced High Performance Building: Best Practices for Climate Zones

Monday, January 30 | 9:00 - 5:00 AM
Encore Hotel - Brahms 1

What It’s About

When it comes to high performance home design and construction, the principles of building science remain constant, while their application is determined by a project’s location. This course explains building science principles and demonstrates how to cost-effectively apply them to home building practices and construction techniques to increase the efficiency, performance, comfort and durability of a home in each climate zone.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Examine how building envelopes can be optimized for each climate zone to maximize home performance in remodeling projects.
  • Review the benefits of systems based design and construction and how to properly implement these practices in a building project.
  • Apply building science principles to building projects to maximize home performance and comfort.
  • Identify the best climate zone-specific building practices based on building science and systems based design principles.

This course qualifies for:

  • 6.0 CE for AIBD
  • 6 LUs for AIA
  • 6 CE for all NAHB Designations except HCCP
All registrants for this class at IBS will get access to the ICC-700 2020 National Green Building Standard through BuilderBooks.com.

How to Register

Attendees must register separately for pre-show courses, which require an additional fee. If you are attending IBS, pre-show courses can be added during the IBS registration process. If you are not attending IBS, you can register online in advance for a pre-show course only. Registration for pre-show courses will close in advance of the show. See the pre-show education information for details. Limited onsite registration may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Special Instructions



Registration Type

IBS Expo-only, but additional purchase required

Signature Group(s)

Pre-show Course


Continuing Education

NAHB - 6.0 CE hour(s)


NAHB Council Member Fee


NAHB/NKBA Member Fee


Non-Member Fee


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