This course covers the impacts of the built environment on the green environment and introduces methods to reduce impacts on the green environment. It provides the necessary information for successful LEED documentation for building/project certification. This course details the relative project sustainability goals and the interrelationship of those goals to construction impacts and the impacts of efficient building design and technologies.
Your Role in the Green Environment is recommended as a pre-requisite to this course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the short- and long-term impacts traditional construction practices have on the natural and human environment.
- Describe the common problems encountered during the construction process that negatively impact sustainability factors for the project.
- Propose ways to improve the sustainability of the project during the construction phase.
- Develop different ways to achieve sustainability objectives when desired products or technologies are unavailable.
- Describe the sustainability benefits of innovative actions that might earn a LEED innovation credit.
- Use product information to evaluate whether products meet a given sustainability standard.
- List and describe trade-offs for different products in terms of materials-related LEED credits.
- Predict the impact of material substitutions on LEED credits and on budget, schedule, and other project requirements.
- Review construction documents to analyze discrepancies with LEED requirements.
- Verify that products, technologies, and project plans have required sustainability components and are being properly implemented.
- Specify the roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders in achieving a green project.
- Justify why timely and accurate tracking and verification of project documentation are critical to the project’s success in LEED certification.
You Will Receive
- NCCER nationally recognized credentials
- Certificate of completion
- NCCER transcript and wallet card
- 20 hours (general or LEED-specific) for the Green Building Certification Institute Credential Maintenance Program
- Contren® Learning Series class participant trainee guide that includes instruction for:
- Sustainability and the Built Environment
- Project Sustainability Goals: From Principles to Practice
- Green Building Materials and Technologies
- Green Building Methods and Processes
- High Performance Green Project Teams
- List of common terms, acronyms and references used in the green building environment
Exam and Credentials
- The NCCER exam is giving in the class.
- Participants earn NCCER (national registry) credit for the class
Who Should Attend this Course?
- Contractors, subcontractors, trades people
- Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, mechanical (HVAC), painters, excavators, surveyors, etc.
- Students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering, facility operations, construction, weatherization, renewable energy, etc.
- Educators and policy makers
- Architect, engineers and LEED and environmental professionals
- Appraisers and real estate professionals
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