Credit: 6 PDH
Course Fee: $72.00
Incorporating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable green design features into all Federal buildings has become a top priority in recent years for facilities managers, designers, contracting officers, and others in government buildings procurement. There are significant opportunities to accomplish the goals set forth in the executive order, whether in new building design or in the context of renovations. This course addresses the first category-the design process for new Federal facilities. Because energy-efficient buildings reduce both resource depletion and the adverse environmental impacts of pollution generated by energy production, it is often considered to be the cornerstone of sustainable design. In this course, we will be looking at what low-energy design means, specific strategies to be considered, when and where to apply these strategies, and how to evaluate their cost effectiveness.
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Course Author: US Department of Energy