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Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities

This course is one of an eight course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities.

This interactive online course gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. You'll get:

  • Mechanisms to affect right-of-way construction by private utilities
  • Technology to minimize pavement damage and degradation
  • Upgrades to utility installation and maintenance

The other courses included in the "Green Building for Infrastructure" series are:

  • Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines
  • Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment
  • Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape
  • Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement
  • Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management
  • Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape
  • Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices

It is recommended that you take the Introduction course before taking the Best Practices courses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe Green Building Best Practices as they apply to Utility work
  • Explain administrative, regulatory and financial mechanisms to reduce the frequency and impact of right-of-way construction by private utilities, minimize delays and work stoppages, improve coordination, and reduce pavement deterioration
  • Define restoring utility cuts with the best available technology to minimize pavement damage and lifecycle degradation
  • Describe placement of public and private utilities using common trenching and utility ducts to minimize the environmental impact of installation and maintenance
  • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure

Course Price: $ 38.95

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