This series covers the fundamentals of building science and examine a ‘whole-building’ approach to construction, operations, and maintenance.
Green Building / Systems / Materials
- The modules in the Green Building, Systems and Materials series cover the fundamentals of building science and examine a ‘whole-building’ approach to construction, operations, and maintenance. This provides a healthier environment while also making the building more energy-efficient. The modules in this subject area identify core principles, best practices, regulations, incentives, and fundamentals of the LEED rating systems. Throughout the modules, training participants learn how to develop a basic action plan for implementing green building systems in renovation plans or in building new structures. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
Define the terms green building and green renovations.
Describe the advantages and examples of energy-efficient systems.
Explain the benefits and risks of green construction and how they are assessed.
Discuss the reasons behind the “green” evolution in business practices.
Green Building and Renovations Defined
Energy Efficient Systems
Driving Forces for Change
Risks and Benefits of Green Construction
Green Construction Risk Assessments