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Sustainable Design in Brick Masonry

Brick masonry brings numerous advantages to projects where sustainable design is a key project requirement. Brick has traditionally been used in buildings intended for long-term use; its longevity and ease-of-maintenance suits owners and designers who weigh lifecycle cost advantages as part of their design strategy. Brick masonry contributes to sustainable design through many other of its characteristics as well.

In addition to categorizing brick masonry in relation to USGBC LEED-NC and LEED for Homes categories, this 1-hour online interactive course explains key concepts from other industry sustainability rating systems, including the NAHB Green Home Building Standard and the Athena life-cycle assessment program.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Define sustainability.
  • Explain the effect building construction, operation and maintenance has on the world's resources.
  • List the goals that sustainable initiatives must strive to achieve.
  • Describe the basic differences between the most popular sustainability rating systems.
  • Explain the ways masonry can contribute to credits with the LEED NC, LEED for Homes and NAHB Green Home Building Standard rating systems.
  • Discuss the lifecycle analysis approach to sustainability.
  • Integrate masonry elements into a sustainable design strategy.

Course Price: $ 26.95

Continuing Education Credits approved for:
  • AIA
  • ICC
  • IEI
  • LEED
  • OAA