Building Green & Positive Communication | Rhode Island

2.5 Hour Video & Audio Course | Approval #s 005-116/115
This course will cover green building methods that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing greater economic benefit to the homeowner along with communication skills used to create a positive work environment.



Building Green

Instructor:  J. Mac Dowell

This 1.5-hour video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life but also protect the environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.

This Course Covers: 

  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging (20 Minutes)
  • Advanced Framing Techniques (20 Minutes)
  • Air Barriers (20 Minutes)
  • Insulation (20 Minutes)
  • Foam Insulation/Sheathing (25 Minutes)


Positive Communication

Instructor:  J. MacDowell

As a building official it is important to have strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships with city staff members, property owners, the building and development community. Very often, a building official functions as an overall office manager, planning and assigning work, and providing guidance and training clerical and technical staff. This one-hour course outlines some of the strategies used to create a positive work environment.

This course covers:

  • Conflict
  • Listening Skills
  • Body Language
  • Negotiating
  • Workplace Culture
  • Ethics and Moral Values in business


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