Course Preview - The Practice of Sustainable Design: Commercial Buildings

The Practice of Sustainable Design: Commercial Buildings (BSP730)

Course Description:

This one-hour course provides an extensive review of how the principles of sustainable design are applied in the design of a new or renovated building. The following key areas are reviewed:

  • Energy efficiency, looking at insulation, ductwork, the building envelope, and green roofing
  • Water efficiency, plumbing systems and irrigation
  • Materials, durability, recycling, and interiors
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), VOCs, and air quality systems
  • Advanced areas of sustainable design such as renewable energy and stormwater utilization

An additional feature of the course is to provide relevant LEED® credit information along with the review described above. In virtually every topic in each of the key areas described above, the learner will find a brief description of what LEED credit is involved in the design options or implementation details being discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe some of the design issues pertaining to critical components of the building such as insulation, ductwork, the building envelope, and green roofs
  • Describe some of the sustainability practices that apply to efficient water delivery systems
  • Describe how durability is incorporated as a sustainable design principle when designing the building’s external surfaces
  • Describe some of the issues pertaining to recycled, regional, and wood building materials
  • Describe how sustainable design issues pertain to interior materials
  • Describe some of the key design issues that concern indoor environmental quality
  • Describe some of the design considerations pertinent to renewable energy systems, and rainwater and stormwater
  • Describe specific LEED credits that pertain to each of the above areas of commercial building design and construction

Credits: AIA 1 AIA (HSW HSW)






Login

Create Account

Create an account now to receive full access to all courses. Registered users can request in person education. Select the "Create Account" link shown below to get started.

CertainTeed uses cookies on our website in order to improve site performance, offer you a better browsing experience and enable you to easily share content. Cookies are pieces of information stored on your computer in simple text files which our server can read and record. These files do not contain any sensitive information. By continuing to browse our site, you agree to the use of cookies. For further information or help configuring cookies, click here. Please be aware if cookies are not enabled, you will not be able to log in.
ACCEPT