New Jersey Real Estate Continuing Education - NEW JERSEY School Organization ID: P1000137
3.0 hours Building Green Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours.
The guiding principle of green construction is to create eco-friendly structures while leaving as light a footprint on the environment as possible. From planning to construction to use, the goal is to minimize the impact that green home building has on the environment.
Construction methods have a significant impact on the long-term sustainability of buildings and the environment. Construction processes can generate enormous amounts of waste; use significant amounts of energy; disrupt or destroy natural resources like air, soil, and water; damage plants and wildlife habitats; and cause harm to construction workers.
The goal of green building is to reduce a building's ecological footprint through its life cycle (site selection, design, materials development, construction, operations, maintenance, and deconstruction). To achieve this goal, sustainable processes must be used when constructing green buildings.
Some of the aspects of sustainable construction practices include creating more efficient procurement of services, equipment, and products; ensure the use of sustainable and safer building materials while reducing waste. Special care should be given to reserve the site and its surrounding environment. Careful consideration should be given to minimizing time and energy consumption as well.
This course will explore techniques through the life cycle of green home construction to protect the environment. The real estate licensee will understand the environmental implications of construction processes and methods to minimize their impact.