- Review economic considerations and that improving the efficiency of our buildings does more than just save money and energy; it supports the creation of new jobs, reduces pollution, and supports the local and national economies.
- Recognize that different technologies, products, systems, and building components differ in the types and quantity of benefits they offer and the impact their advantages can have on a specific building and the environment.
- Understand the feasibility considerations regarding viable building systems, assemblies, or equipment so that you don’t overlook opportunities that might add value to your project, or end up costing money because it is impractical and not focusing on the needs and welfare of the occupant.
- Find that there are many new innovative building technologies that have paved the way for new design and construction methods that will make your design stronger, safer, more durable, and more efficient.
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH159
Learning Units: 5.0 LU/HSW (5 hours)
Course Author: Department of Housing and Urban Development