Building Knowledge Inc. is a leading residential construction training and consulting firm that uses a building science based, systems approach to help our clients build better homes – homes that are safe, durable, healthy, comfortable, efficient and that are better for the environment and the economy.
Put simply: We help great builders build better homes.
High Performance Home Consulting
High performance home building is a process, not a product. We serve as a trusted resource for national and Minnesota based energy efficient and green certification programs providing technical, marketing and verification support to developers, builders, architects and industry professionals. These programs include the following:
- U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes rating system
- U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home
- Energy Star for Homes
- Enterprise Green Communities
- Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index
- U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program
- Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit
- Minnesota Green Path
- Minnesota Housing Finance Authority Green Communities Overlay
- Minneapolis Green Homes North
Home Performance Assessments
Design and construction assessments are one of the most important beginning steps to building better homes. Building Knowledge provides design, specification and construction reviews to assist our clients in developing a clear picture of current practices, short and long term goals, and a roadmap to achieve these goals.
Building Knowledge Inc. offers comprehensive seminar and workshop based training programs to help our clients learn to build and sell better homes. Our programs range from a systems approach to building better homes to marketing and selling the key features and benefits of those homes once a company has achieved a high standard of building performance.
Building Knowledge Inc.’s seminars and workshops are designed for anyone in the construction industry. Our clients include Home Builders, as well as Home Builders Associations, Manufacturers, Building Material Suppliers, Architects and Utilities who wish to provide training as a value added service to their customers.
- Building Science
- Green Building
- Moisture and Rain Management
- Insulation and Air-Sealing
- Indoor Air Quality
- Marketing and Selling High Performance Homes
Building Knowledge Inc. also offers customized programs.
We are proud to say that our clients value and remark upon our unique insights, engaging and inspiring presentations and our ability to transform technical features into benefits their clients value.
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