The 'conserve energy first' approach to designing and retrofitting buildings requires that construction workers are well versed in the materials, methods and purpose of high-performance building envelopes.

This guide describes the role of BUILDING ENVELOPE SPECIALIST, an expert in installing, improving and maintaining the thermal, moisture and air control layers in construction and renovation work.

The description includes the following topics:

At the end of the module, you can find a list of institutions and professional organizations that provide training and education in fields related to building science and construction.