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Allied Schools - Green Building Practices Course Outline
Take the Steps to Become a Certfied LEED Green Associate
Allied's Green Building Practices course is appropriate for both those seeking to become a LEED Green Associate, or new LEED Green Associates seeking a deeper level of green building training. While the course introduces fundamental concepts of green building design and delivery, as well as the various systems used in green buildings, it also lays a solid foundation that the student can use to test any of the decisions that have to be made in designing and constructing a green building, from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. The course addresses both institutional and residential structures and emphasis is placed on understanding practical working systems used in the structures. Several certification programs are briefly addressed from within the context of understanding how they affect building design decisions. The last module addresses cost/benefit analyses so the student will be able to write justification proposals for green building projects.
The opportunities within the sustainable building industry are abundant. In the U.S., buildings account for: 72% of electricity consumption, 39% of energy use, 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, 40% of raw materials use, 30% of waste output, and 14% of potable water consumption (Source: USGBC). Green building solutions are going to change the face of residential and commercial building, creating new and innovative career potential.
Receive a basic foundation that prepares you to make sound decisions regarding the design, construction and maintenance of a green building, from selecting sustainable building materials and products to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. Get your start today - your broad training will prepare you to pursue employment in a variety of careers. Combine your training with other green Allied courses for more specialized career opportunities.
Allied's Green Building Practices course qualifies students to sit for the LEED Green Associate certification exam.
What You Will Receive:
- Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, 2nd Edition textbook
- 8 comprehensive lessons
- Multiple-choice online quizzes - one for each lesson
- Lecture notes
- Online final exam - no proctor required
- Prerequisites: None
What You Will Learn:
- Identify green building guidelines and terminology
- Recall the LEED certification system
- Specify sustainable site criteria and landscaping considerations
- Identify passive building structures for energy efficiency
- Recognize active energy consumption processes and efficiency techniques
- Distinguish between water systems and inputs and outputs
- Identify building material issues as they relate to sustainability and occupant health
- Specify indoor environmental quality issues that affect inhabitant health and satisfaction
- Recall green economic analysis investment alternatives
Continuing Education: Allied's Green Building Practices course is approved by the USGBC for 45 GBCI CE hours toward LEED Accredited Professional recertification. Additionally, the course is also approved for 22.5 CEU credits by BPI. Please call for further details.
Enroll in Allied's Green Building Practices Course today and get the education you need to become a LEED professional. Call (800) 732-7410 to get started.
Start Your Green Building Career - Realize Your Potential in the Growing Renewable Energy Industry
Green building, or sustainable building, includes increasing the efficiency of a building's energy, resources and materials by implementing an eco-friendly design, construction and maintenance plan that helps to reduce health, economic and environmental impacts. The main goals of green building include:
- Increasing water, energy and resource efficiency
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental impacts
An Abundance of Opportunities Await You
Green building is a significant part of today's construction industry. People are focused on trying to preserve the environment, mend the economy and enhance community benefits - sustainable building presents an opportunity to retrofit existing buildings or 'green' new buildings nationwide.
Building statistics include:
- More than 116 million residential buildings existed in 2000
- More than 1.8 million residences are built annually
- Nearly 4.7 million office buildings existed in 1999
- Every year, approximately 170,000 commercial buildings are constructed and nearly 44,000 commercial buildings are demolished (Source: 2002 Economic Census, US Department of Commerce)
What is the Career Outlook for Green Building?
McGraw Hill Construction projects that today's green building market is likely to double by 2013. It's an industry that's on the rise and positioned to be a major factor in the overall economic health of the nation. The U.S. is currently experiencing an expansion of college and vocational green programs - programs that can be completed in less than two years. These programs are career specific and train you how to 'green' your career.
In fact, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act addresses opportunities in the green building industry. The act focuses on the investment and improvement of today's buildings - including residential and commercial - and is designed to create millions of new green jobs and save billions in energy and money. Projected projects include: green schools, green federal buildings, Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, public housing, and more. There are additional tax incentives available for energy-efficient homes.
Get Your Start Today!
With green building projects on the rise at the local, state and federal level, there are an abundance of opportunities for trained professionals to build a career in a variety of capacities, including project manager, green building planner, environmental specialist or sales manager. A sustainable building course can also complement a career as an engineer, contractor, architect and designer. Start today - an accredited school will provide the foundation you need to make a difference in the green building industry.
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What You Get from Green Job Training
Allied supports your endeavors to create careers in the green industry . As you enroll in your solar, renewable energies and energy management courses, you will receive the guidance and assistance you need to have a successful educational experience. With access to timely, professional courses and personalized, one-on-one student support, you will have the tools you need to create an ideal career for the 21st Century.
Allied has researched course offerings for the school and implemented a line of courses that support the efforts to sustain and improve our planet. You will find courses that cover today's emerging green technologies - from renewable energy options to green energy management programs. These green practices will serve to provide you with opportunities to build and maintain careers in environmentally sound positions nationwide.
100% Online Course
The online format of Allied's green job training enable you to be in charge of your learning experience. You don't have to travel to a classroom or sit for hours on end listening to an instructor - you can create an education that works for you. Learn in the comfort of your home with the flexibility and convenience that fits with your life. Maintain your current schedule, while building your knowledge base.
Live Student Support
Throughout your online solar training, you are never alone. You have access to live student support every step of the way. You can call during regular business hours and receive one-on-one assistance from a helpful representative. We can help with your course questions and technical issues as well as provide support and encouragement.
- Educational Support Department (888) 751-2303
- Student Services Department (800) 925-4282
Superior Course Materials
Allied Schools continually strives to provide the best educational materials available. Industry professionals and educators work together to create professional courses that cover practical skills and knowledge. The solar, renewable energies and energy management courses emphasize relevant and timely topics in today's green industry - providing students with the information and training to impart solutions and ideals that help the environment.
Allied Schools is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting organization.
Financial Assistance Available
Don't have the money to pay for all of your course costs upfront? Allied offers financial assistance to help with the costs of your education. You do not have to hold off on your training - enroll in the solar, green building or energy course you need with a financing option that works with your budget. Call (800) 732-7410 to find out what options are available to you. A helpful representative will address your specific needs.
Start your education with a school that supports you every step of the way.