This course provides the fundamentals of green design and construction practices, including the LEED green building rating system. Students will learn best practices in the areas of sites and landscapes, water and wastewater, energy, materials and waste, indoor environment and integrated strategies.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the major challenges to the green environment that are caused directly or indirectly by the built environment.
- Identify decisions and actions in your personal and work life that impact the green environment.
- Prioritize your actions in terms of which ones matter most for the green environment.
- Describe the life cycle phases of a building and the impacts on the green environment over its life cycle.
- Identify green alternatives to conventional building practices and describe the pros and cons of those alternatives.
- Identify specific practices you can implement at work to improve your impacts on the green environment.
- Describe the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating process.
- Identify construction activities that contribute to a project’s LEED rating.
- Identify common construction pitfalls that may affect a project’s LEED rating.
You Will Receive
- Contren® Learning Series class participant trainee guide that includes
- Best practices for construction
- Green building tools and strategies
- List of common terms, acronyms and references used in the green building environment
- Registration with National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
- Green Jobs Initiative Framework Chart
- Green Advantage® Exam preparation material
- Green Advantage® Exam Content Overview
- Green Advantage® Exam Preparation Workbook
- Green Advantage® Exam Open Book Examination Reference
- Green Advantage® Study Guide
Exam and Credentials
- The NCCER exam is giving in the class.
- Participants earn NCCER (national registry) credit for the class
- LEED AP’s and Green Associates earn 15 hours of continuing education under the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Maintenance Program
- Participants will be prepared to take the GA exam® to become Green Advantage® Certified. The GA Exam® will not be given in this course.
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