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Green Building Codes-Going Beyond Code

Credit: 12 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $180.00
124 pages

How it Work!

  1. Register first and log into your account. Study and take the quiz for FREE until passed.
  2. After passing the quiz, follow the page, pay for the course and print your certificate.

Course Summary:

The Going Beyond Code Guide is designed to help state and local governments design and implement successful “beyond code” programs for new commercial and residential buildings. The goal is to help states and localities establish voluntary or mandatory programs that go well beyond traditional minimum code requirements for new buildings. The guide addresses keys to successful adoption and implementation and discusses the primary areas that are typically included in beyond code or green building programs, including energy efficiency materials and resource conservation, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and site development and land use. Detailed descriptions and analysis of actual programs are discussed, including lessons learned and best practices. States and localities can use the information on local programs, national codes and standards, and the model energy efficiency criteria for residential and commercial buildings to find the best approach for their jurisdiction to develop and implement an effective beyond code program.
Green Building Codes-Going Beyond Code

Learning Objective:

This guide helps state and local governments by:

  1. Providing recommendations and guidance for the successful adoption, integration, and implementation of locally and nationally developed programs
  2. Addressing critical issues that jurisdictions must consider when adopting or developing a green building or beyond code program
  3. Detailing the elements that promote sustainable development in a typical beyond code program
  4. Analyzing savings and cost effectiveness of green building
  5. Reviewing and analyzing successful beyond code programs

Jurisdictions can find creative ways to overcome these challenges by learning from the successful implementation of beyond code programs across the country. By understanding the history of beyond code programs and the direction beyond code programs are taking today, jurisdictions can explore options for adoption, compliance, verification, and enforcement.

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Course Content

Course Author: USDOE

Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Mechanical Engineers

PE Environmental Engineers

PE Electrical Engineers

CE Contractors

Home and Building Inspectors

LEED – Green Building

Interior Designers

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