ND 3.0 hours Building Green - Course Syllabus


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Course Syllabus:

3.0 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.

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 of sustainable-design principles and have the ability to explain them to home buyers.

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.