A green home is a type of house designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, and also focuses on the efficient use of energy, water, and building materials. Green certification can be a valuable marketing tool for builders as homebuyers start to focus more attention on energy efficiency, durability and healthy interiors. Green homes have become more prevalent as green affordable housing emerges. Green affordable housing shares the same aims as traditional green homes but emphasizes affordability, which is thought by some to inherently reduce the environmental friendliness of the home. Some residential green home certifications include LEED for Homes, the National Green Building Standard, and many local programs.
Elements of a Green Home – 6 LEED Specific Hours for Homes
The course explores how to use green technology and systems in home building and renovation. The course also includes lessons learned from building San Antonio’s first LEED Platinum town home projects. This part of the course will discuss how the materials installed in a home will effect the comfort and health of residents as well as the global environment, and will look at how water is used and may be conserved in the home.
Elements of a Green Home: LEED v4 Home Essentials
The launch of the newest version of LEED has brought about some changes in the residential building sector. This course will look at the effects of these changes as well as dive into the credits and requirements that pertain to residential buildings going for LEED certification. By the end of this series, you should be aware of the new credit requirements for all v4 categories including sites, materials, energy, water, indoor environmental quality and innovation. The series will guide you through the steps that the project team must complete to earn credit.
30 Hour On-Demand Webinar Series for Homes
Get all 30 CE hours From One Place! Stay competitive by arming yourself with green building tools, techniques and knowledge while fulfilling your 30 CE hour LEED CMP requirements. This 30 CE hour course package is GBCI and AIA approved and tailored to meet the requirements of GBCI’s LEED credential maintenance program for LEED APs with Homes specialty. This includes LEED-specific hours for LEED for Homes.