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It’s a smart business practice and the right thing to do. Find out how to implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees to begin on Monday morning. Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Your instructors will detail and deliver practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. Take back practical tips on operating your indoor environments to consider air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort. For anyone pursuing a career in a company or in government where there is an effort to build awareness and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility. Agenda Unit 1 The Business Case for Sustainability -Concepts of Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. -The Return on Investment ( ROI ) -Human Capital Indicators and Employee Engagement -Transparency for Stakeholders -Reducing Energy Use Saves on the Bottom Line Unit 2 An Internal Sustainability Plan -Initial Assessment of Current Business Model -An Office Task Force is Essential -Designing a Mission Statement -Basics on Environmental Accounting and Reporting -Monitoring and Evaluation Unit 3 Wellness in the Workplace -New Value Proposition for Well Offices -Wellness Concepts: Air, water, light, fitness, nutrition, comfort and mind -Risk vs Reward of Wellness Features -Sick Building Syndrome Unit 4 Inner Company Initiatives That Work -Office Procedural Strategies -A Strategy for Resource Management -Assessing Current Supply Chain and Purchasing Procedures -Tools to Track Sustainable Products and Verify Healthy Purchasing -Suggestions For Greening Your Office

5250005

Start date: 08/07/17

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online

Instructor : Thom Lowther 



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This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute and fulfill the eligibility requirement to sit for the exam. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven units we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final unit focuses on exam preparation. To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the unit''s quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction and Project Site Factors Introduction to LEED Community Connectivity Zoning Requirements Development Unit 2 Water Management Types and Quality of Water Water Management Unit 3 Project Systems and Energy Impacts Environmental Concerns Green Power Unit 4 Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials Recycled Materials Locally Harvested and Manufactured Materials Construction Waste Management Unit 5 Improvements to the Indoor Environment Ventilation Pollutants Indoor Air Quality During Construction Indoor Air Quality Before Occupancy Unit 6 Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach Integrated Project Team Criteria Durability Planning and Management Innovative and Regional Design Codes Unit 7 LEED Certification Process Project Requirements and Resources Costs Project Resources Standards Unit 8 Green Associate Exam Preparation Credentials USGBC and GBCI Exam Application and Eligibility Requirements What to Expect on Exam Day After the Exam

5250004

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7

Tuition: $695.00

Location : Online

Instructor : Kelly Gearhart 



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