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Welcome to Course #101 Intro to Green Building

This course will provide current knowledge about sustainability and green buildings and bring awareness to innovative codes and standards by empowering our industry to apply sustainable design and construction strategies. This course provides introductions to green building and sustainability subject matters to help bring knowledge of environmental building strategies, policies and to help the design community and local government staff demonstrate leadership in the community.

​Learning Objectives

  • Define and increase awareness of various methods to encourage and enforce green buildings.
  • Understand the benefits and long-term goals of green building policies and voluntary standards.
  • Gain knowledge of the types of and differences between codes, ordinances, and rating systems in place to encourage sustainable development.
  • Bridge the gap between standard and sustainable design and construction processes and look at future implications of green building requirements.