Sustainable Design Part 1: Green Building Standards and Certification Systems

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 2.00 HSW LU
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This course provides an introduction to green building standards and certification systems in use around the world with an emphasis on differentiating between single-attribute and multi-attribute programs. Green building standards and certification systems provide guidelines that, if followed, lead to buildings that are healthier for their occupants, have a lower impact on the environment, and protect public welfare. The development, benefits, and application of the certifications and rating systems are also discussed in order to effectively select and apply the appropriate ones for a project. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2019.

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