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Green Design: Introduction to Sustainable Design Materials and Resources

Materials with low environmental impact that contribute to the creation of healthful, energy efficient buildings both now and in the future have the affect of moving our system of construction toward a condition of sustainability. This 3-hour interactive course is intended to be an introduction to the study of those materials and techniques that are both ecologically efficient and ecologically effective.

Topics covered include: life-cycle analysis and defining characteristics of sustainable materials, environmental, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits, selection and analysis techniques, design for material and building reuse, construction waste management, regional and renewable resources, certified wood, and an overview of LEED MR (materials and resources) credits.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss life-cycle analysis, embodied carbon, embodied energy and other defining characteristics of sustainable materials
  • Recognize the environmental, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits of sustainable materials
  • Employ the necessary techniques, databases, and organizations in the selection of sustainable materials
  • Analyze ways to use materials sustainably, including building and material reuse, construction waste management and LEED credits

Course Price: $ 119.85

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