Green Building Technical Professional

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 6 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $525.00

Course Overview:

If you think your customers are not concerned about environmental issues, or won't pay a premium for homes built or remodeled with eco-responsible products, think again.

Green Building is one of the most significant developments in the housing industry today. It is designed to build in a manner that conserves resources. This affects virtually every aspect of the development and construction process as well as the physical structure of the house and landscaping.

Many homeowners are desiring and even insisting that their home be earth friendly, affordable to operate and healthy to live in.

As our environment continues to deteriorate, the price of energy increases exponentially, and global warming concerns become more apparent, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that the future of real estate and development must be green.

This course provides you the tools needed to determine a Green Project. Discover what the future may hold for a Green Lifestyle. This track is designed specifically for those individuals who are involved in the nuts and bolts of green building. Engineers, architects, builders, and those that would like to have a more in-depth approach to green building.

  • Increase your knowledge on available technologies
  • Increase your ability to determine appropriate project specific green applications
  • Learn what technologies add the most value to an overall project
  • Learn how a building becomes a high performance building
  • Discover the FUTURE of Green
  • Earn a designation that consumers respect

Course Outline:

GBU 101 Advantages:

Learn what Green Building is in everyday language. This course was designed to address basic issues related to buying, selling and maintaining a Green Property (residential and commercial). You will learn what the key questions to ask. What is the consumer looking for in a green certified home? Learn what Greenwashing is and why it is important that you know the difference.

GBU Environmental Quality Advantage:

Learn about indoor and outdoor environmental issues surrounding a property. Such as site selection, development density, landscaping, chemical and pollutant source control, low-emitting materials, ventilation effectiveness, thermal comfort, and monitoring systems. You will learn how and why each area is important to green building.

GBU Resource Efficiency Advantage:

Learn about energy, water and material resource technologies. Learn how to reduce utility costs and save natural resources. Learn about the features and benefits of home and commercial property certifications.

GBU Sustainable Preventative Maintenance:

Learn about maintaining a green property the how-to and why of property ownership. Develop a maintenance plan for a Green Property and learn how to implement your plan. Learn about innovative products and technologies available today and in the future.

GBU Advanced Green Technologies:

Learn about current technologies used in Green Building. What will the future of green building look like and how will society change. How structures will differ from consuming energy to providing energy, not only creating a zero energy environment. Learn how being part of the solution to our energy needs can be an exciting new frontier.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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