An Introduction to Sustainable Design for Buildings

Course Number: BD-2017
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to Sustainable Design for Buildings, you'll learn ...

  • The six principles of sustainable design
  • The seven principles of sustainable site planning
  • The five principles of energy use optimization and seventeen opportunities you should examine that may help you maximize the energy efficiency of your building
  • The seven principles for the protection and conservation of water and eighteen opportunities should consider employing to optimize the protection and conservation of water

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 28 pages

"Sustainable design" is no longer a boutique concept in the design and construction of buildings and related infrastructure. It is widely required by government agencies and is becoming more and more in demand by responsible private owners. This course discusses the framework for applying sustainable design principles. You will learn the goals of each, opportunities you can use to pursue them, and resources that will help you reach them.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a road map that will guide you in making sustainability an integral part of your management of building and infrastructure design and construction projects.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The six principles of sustainable design
  • The seven principles of sustainable site planning
  • The five principles of energy use optimization and seventeen opportunities you should examine that may help you maximize the energy efficiency of your building
  • The seven principles for the protection and conservation of water and eighteen opportunities should consider employing to optimize the protection and conservation of water
  • Eight principles for employment of environmentally preferable products and materials and twenty-six opportunities you should examine to maximize the use of environmentally preferable products and materials on your projects
  • Ten principles to employ in enhancing indoor environmental quality and fifty-two opportunities you may have to optimize enhancement of indoor environmental quality
  • Five principles for optimization of operational and maintenance practices and twenty-seven opportunities that may help you to reach this goal
  • Resources that you can use learn more about your sustainability options, and how to access and employ them

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 28 pages

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