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Energy Efficient Building Design Guidelines

Credit: 6 PDH
Course Fee: $72.00
43 pages

Course Summary:

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.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction
  • About the Technology
    • Application Domain
    • Energy-Saving Mechanisms
    • Advantages of Low-Energy Building Design
  • Application
    • Applications Screening
    • Building Types: Characteristics and Profiles
    • Integrating Low-Energy Concepts into the Design Process
    • What to Avoid
    • Design Considerations and Computer Modeling
    • Strategy Interactions
    • The Benefits of Multiple Use
    • Maintenance
    • Costs
    • Design and Analysis Tools
    • Energy Savings
    • Other Impacts
    • Case Studies
  • The Technology in Perspective
    • Technology Development
    • Technology Outlook
    • Product Resources
    • Who is Using the Technology

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Course Content

Course Author: US Department of Energy

Course 1

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