This training course for professional engineer continuing education presents report findings that summarize the most recent research on the likely impacts of climate change at various scales: regional, neighborhood, and site or building. It predicts climate change by region, and wherever possible, presents a range of predicted future characteristics in the categories of temperature, precipitation, coastlines, air quality, pests, and fire. This continuing education course also documents and explores how climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts at all scales interact synergistically, with a focus on how green building professionals can approach adaptation in the built environment.
This continuing education course for professional engineers includes a multiple-choice exam at the end, to test the student’s knowledge and comprehension of the topics.
Course Number: PDH110
Learning Units: 7 LU (7 hours)
At completion of this course, you will:
- Understand the probable impacts of climate change on the built environment.
- Understand how climate change is likely to affect particular regions and how these effects can be measured.
- Know how to set modified performance goals based on the probable impacts.
- Be able to incorporate appropriate adaptation strategies so that newly constructed buildings will be suitable for a range of uncertain futures.