Welcome to Course #204 Fundamentals of Sustainable Design and Construction
This course provides introductory knowledge about the sustainable design process and how to apply basic strategies to a project. This course demystifies green building, sustainable design, and construction strategies and provides insights specifically for building design professionals. This course also provides an overview of industry standards, codes, rating systems, industry tools, and integrated strategies for design teams. The course reviews common strategies that help to reduce carbon emissions, save energy and water, and improve air quality. The course explores practical applications of sustainable building concepts related to site design, water efficiency, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
- Gain knowledge and background of various green building strategies and rating systems such as the Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL, SITES, and other tools used in the industry.
- Understand considerations for the future of green building strategies, rating systems and technology.
- Identify opportunities to apply sustainable building strategies to projects.
- Increase awareness of logistical impacts of sustainable design strategies to the design process, preparing plans, specs, addressing various green building codes and compliance considerations.