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Green Builder® College Partners with Structural Insulated Panel Association to Offer Online Learning

Seattle, WA, June 8, 2011 – Green Builder College has teamed up with the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) to offer a comprehensive training curriculum with everything you need to know about one of the fastest growing building systems in green construction. Building with SIPs has been proven to boost energy efficiency, reduce labor costs and improve profitability.

The curriculum consists of ten video sessions designed for building professionals. From designing and estimating SIP projects to installation and finishing techniques, the ten one-hour sessions will give a complete overview of the SIP construction process.

The sessions will be available on-demand to watch on individual’s schedule, session testing will then produce a trained SIP builder.

“Green Builder College is proud to have the privilege of offering this new education curriculum. Developed by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), this curriculum provides builders, architects, and building designers comprehensive training about designing and building with SIP’s,” said Butch Gaudette, Dean, Green Builder College.

“More and more builders are looking to structural insulated panels to improve home energy efficiency and reduce construction costs,” said Bill Wachtler, SIPA’s Executive Director. “This comprehensive curriculum gives experienced builders the knowledge they need to start building SIP homes.”

This partnership would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship support from BASF – The Chemical Company (www.basf.com). For more information on these courses, visit www.greenbuildercollege.com.

Green Builder College
Green Builder College is the first online training program to offer certification and continuing education to professionals in the residential building market. This educational platform satisfies a growing need for unbiased information on sustainable development. Our program currently includes the Green Builder® Certification program, and will also offer continuing education credits, providing an ongoing source of professional development. For more information, visit www.greenbuildercollege.com.

Green Builder Media
Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in the North American residential building industry focused exclusively on green building and responsible growth. With a comprehensive suite of print media, online options, demonstration homes, case studies, training and education vehicles, and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals prepare themselves for the new green economy. For more information, visit www.greenbuildermag.com.

Structured Insulated Panel Association
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry. For more information, visit www.sips.org.


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