Green building is a relatively new part of what clients are asking for, and building professionals are at different levels of skill in providing green buildings. This course may introduce new ideas or serve as a jumping-off point for discussions with clients, colleagues, and consultants. While this material has been complied through the input of many building industry members from San Mateo County, California, the guidelines and checklists presented are relevant throughout the United States. The environmental impacts of construction – and the opportunities to benefit from handling them well – are proportional to every project, from a small home addition to a large new office building. This course is fully approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 4 continuing education hours for architects. You do not need to be a member of the AIA to complete this course for continuing education credit in order to maintain your architect license. The course is accepted for continuing education in all 50 states.
AIA CES Registered Course Number: AIAPDH121
Number of AIA CES Learning Units/HSW: 4.0LU/HSW (4.0 hours)
Learning Objective 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will understand what GreenBuilding is about and what the benefits are.
Learning Objective 2: The student will learn about balancing green design with conventional design needs such as fire exits, disability access and structural support.
Learning Objective 3: The student will have a better understanding of the many benefits of integrated design, or “whole building design”, especially with respect to the building’s energy performance.
Learning Objective 4: The student will have knowledge of many, many “green” tips and construction details that will enable a building to be truly a “sustainable.” building.