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Green Building GuidelinesPE & RA HSW

Helen Chen, Ph.D., PE

The building "green" movement is growing at an explosive rate in the U.S. in recent years as a result of increased demand for natural resources. The goal of building "green" is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction", which provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, builders, and homeowners when trying to conserve natural resources, use energy wisely, improve indoor air quality and build livable communities. Although the course material focuses on residential construction, many of the tips provided in this course are applicable to commercial and office construction.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. This course qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.