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Building Initiatives: Resource and Energy Best Practices | Wisconsin

1 Hour Video Course | Approval #15066
This 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.


Instructor:  J. MacDowell

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 one hour course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield” site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods.
  • Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, the process for LEED certification.

This Course Covers: 

  • Environmental Concerns and Implications
  • Building Placement
  • Efficient power generation
  • Building Systems