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Residential Green Remodeling: Design, Construction and Accreditation [V.2]

Green Building ó Itís not a fad and it will not go away. Yes, itís good for the environment and ultimately results in a healthier house to live in, but, if a program is implemented effectively, itís also good for the Remodelerís bottom line. The Green Building and Remodeling market is going to grow, and ultimately it will be the only way to build. Itís the wave of the future.

Green Remodeling differs from Green Building. This 6-hour interactive online course provides a comprehensive treatment of the unique aspects of Green Remodeling with particular focus on building evaluation, deconstruction, handling of hazardous waste, materials recycling and reuse, energy conservation, indoor air quality, use of environmentally safe products, design principles, system planning and construction best practices. The course is presented in three sections with an exam at the end of each lesson. At the conclusion, there is an overview of personal and building certification programs and incentives available from government sources.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide you with information and recommendations so that you can be a consultant to clients on remodeling projects. At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the overall benefits of Green Remodeling including the reduction of operating costs by increasing efficiency, conserving natural resources, reducing waste, and improving indoor air quality
  • Explain the ďguided discoveryĒ process and how it is used to evaluate client remodel wants and needs
  • List criteria used to assess a building to identify issues and limitations of existing structure
  • Explain how to assemble a remodeling project team focused on systems integration
  • Recall general design goals applicable to all Green Building projects, such as ensuring durability, considering air quality, and designing for a sustainable lifestyle
  • Discuss the process of Green Remodeling by house function including water and electrical efficiency, usage, and control
  • Identify the anatomy of a roof, discuss roof material choices, and describe proper roof installation
  • Explain the types of remodeling projects, such as a major addition, gut rehab, deep energy retrofit, and addition of outdoor living area, and what info you need to know before beginning a project
  • Discuss the different types of paint and how to choose the least toxic paint for a project
  • List certification options for individuals and the home including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), NAHB (National Association of Home Builders Certification), and individual state credits and incentives

Course Price: $ 161.70

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