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3.0 hours Building Green


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Course Syllabus:

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Requirement

3 Elective Hours

This course will provide thorough knowledge of green home qualifications and eco-friendly remodeling options. It focuses on site standards, construction choices, and energy choices. Each lesson ends with a learning activity and quiz.

First, we examine eco-friendly lot choices and explore the financial and safety concerns associated with green building. Lessons include lot shopping, safety, cost benefit analysis, and site work. Then we discuss important aspects of green construction including building materials, waste management, green certifications, and sustainable design choices.

Finally we cover efficient energy sources in green home design. Topics include renewable energy sources, energy certifications, energy efficient design choices, and energy efficient construction.

Instructor: Susan Davis
Coura Gaye-Sow
Author: Susan Davis, CDEI 30-130E
Mandatory Seat Timer: Yes
Format: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Required Quiz Grade: 70
Exam Required: No

Content Review:
The Table of Contents page within each course will list the lesson titles and the expected time it should take the student to complete.

Kickout Minutes:
15 minutes. We need to receive a keystroke or mouse click from you every 15 minutes in order for your elapsed time to apply to your total time. If your elapsed time is greater than 15 minutes, then your time will not be counted towards your course time.

Availability of Course:
You will have 180 days to complete the course. The State course expiration date will override the account expiration date assigned at the time of purchase. Any expired, unfinished course will be replaced with a current state approved course, and will be available to you until your account expires. The courses can be accessed from any device connected to the internet at any time.

Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau course approval number: 30-130E

Course Objective

Identify the characteristics of an environmentally friendly lot choice.

Describe the unique safety concerns of sustainable construction.

Have the ability to educate the homebuyer about the costs and benefits of green construction.

Understand the environmental implications of construction processes and methods to minimize their impact.

Have the ability to explain sustainable and eco-friendly material options to homebuyers.

Understand and be able to educate the homebuyer on environmentally friendly waste management options during the construction process.

Have knowledge of the types of green certifications and the ability to explain them to homebuyers.

Develop an understanding sustainable-design principles and have the ability to explain them to homebuyers.

Understand and have the ability to educate homebuyers about the types of renewable energy sources and their environmental and financial benefits.

Have knowledge of the types of energy certifications and the ability to explain them to homebuyers.

Understand the relationship between energy sources and home design and have the ability to explain them to homebuyers.

Identify energy efficient construction processes in green home building.