Green building – the practice of building and retrofitting structures to be environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient throughout the building’s life cycle – is more than the dream of environmentalists and conservationists. It’s an ethical responsibility of planners, developers and building owners as they put their imprint on the built environment.
Building Green, LEED & Beyond will guide you through the process of sustainability planning, responsible construction, green certification and ongoing building operation. You’ll learn about the crucial decisions that lead to efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly work and living spaces. You’ll discover how careful planning can create structures with net zero energy and water usage, minimal pollutants and ongoing cost savings.
You’ll discuss how using a holistic approach to building green will balance and meet the often conflicting needs of the budget, environment and building users. That approach will reduce or prevent natural resource depletion, preserve both indoor and outdoor environmental quality, and all the while provide work and living spaces that are efficient and comfortable.
As every new building reaches for the sky it will either empower or limit the opportunities of future generations. This course will show you how.
Attend the Sustainable New Product Development & Life Cycle Assessment; Building Green, LEED & Beyond; and Designing Sustainable Communities programs for a certificate in Sustainable Design.
For more information or to register, contact Carol Turchick. firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-745-2936.
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Building Green, LEED and Beyond meets once each week for five weeks. You’ll get a lively introduction to the characteristics of a green building and how organizations can meet sustainability goals through adjustments in their physical environment. Teams will examine the paths to achieving a green building certification, analyze a practical application of the process, and present their findings to the group. You’ll develop an owner’s project requirements summary and crunch the numbers to calculate the lifecycle assessment impact of a building designed for sustainability.
This course is designed for those who are involved in industries related to the built environment. You’ll walk away with useful information and skills if you’re an architect, municipal planner, commercial or residential developer, contractor, project manager, corporate executive, or anyone in the position to make a positive impact in architectural sustainability.
You will take away from this course the ability to:
• Maximize your career potential as you prepare for a future that includes must-have sustainability measures
• Serve as a valued resource for your organization’s sustainability efforts
• Perform as a productive member of the planning, design and construction team
• Help organizations achieve a long list of benefits including energy savings, natural resource protection, lower operating costs, better community relations, healthier staff and customers, and a measureable competitive advantage
Building Green, LEED and Beyond will introduce you to sustainable architecture from a corporate perspective. You’ll learn how the design and construction of physical plants, lifestyle campuses and residential structures can contribute to environmental health while helping the owner organization meet its corporate sustainability goals. You will learn about the:
• Attributes of high-performance green buildings
• Impact of green buildings on the achievement of sustainability goals
• Owner’s Project Requirements For Green Building statement
• Building Life Cycle Assessment tool as a measurement of environmental impact
• Certification standards advanced by LEED, Living Building Challenge and LEED Dynamic Plaque
• Processes required to achieve green certification
When you successfully complete this course you will be prepared to:
• Contribute to your organization’s strategic sustainability plan
• Collaborate with architects and contractors to incorporate sustainability into new and retrofit building projects
• Understand, analyze and use the metrics that quantify sustainability
• Pursue green building certifications that boost corporate image and attract high-performing talent
• Make a significant and measureable difference in the sustainable health of the local and global environment
Sanyog Rathod, President and CEO of Sol Design and Consulting, is a noted green architect. Mr. Rathod earned his Masters in Architecture from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is credentialed by the American Institute of Architects and is LEED AP+Homes certified. He is associated with the US Green Building Council as well as the International Living Future Institute, sponsor of the Living Building Challenge certification. Mr. Rathod has served as sustainability consultant for Habitat for Humanity and has provided extensive research on sustainable renovation of historic buildings in Over-the-Rhine.Show More