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Practice of Low Impact Development

Credit: 8 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $96.00
131 pages

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Building professionals and municipal planning officials each have numerous goals and try to satisfy many needs during land development. Private developers are interested in profitable business ventures that also effectively address environmental concerns and meet regulatory requirements. Public sector officials ensure that development projects mesh with applicable zoning ordinances and help improve the surrounding community. This course is intended to assist these groups by

  1. providing basic conventional and innovative land development technology information, and
  2. encouraging the amendment of existing development codes to facilitate the use of those technologies
Practice of Low Impact Development

Learning Objective:

In an effort to help meet both groups’ needs, the publication provides ways to simultaneously incorporate economic and environmental considerations into the land development process. This approach to land development, called Low Impact Development (LID), uses various land planning and design practices and technologies to simultaneously conserve and protect natural resource systems and reduce infrastructure costs. LID still allows land to be developed, but in a cost-effective manner that helps mitigate potential environmental impacts. LID is best suited for new, suburban development.

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Course Content

Course Author: US Dept. of Housing and Urban development

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 Environmental Engineers

Landscape Architects

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