Spring 2013 Semester Courses at Norwalk Community College
I will be teaching four courses this Spring semester. The first is: Understanding Green Building Certifications, the second is: LEED Green Associate Core Concepts, the third is: Understanding a Sustainable Home and the fourth is: Green Finance. The description for each of these courses is listed below. If you have any questions about any course please don’t hesitate to contact me by commenting to this blog or by emailing me at: email@example.com.
Understanding Green Building Certifications RE- CEU: 3, APP-CEU:3, ARCH-:3
This course will provide any building, real estate or related industry professional, or any interested party, with an understanding of LEED, NAHB & EnergyStar building certifications, the measurements used to determine each certification, green washing, how to evaluate green benefits, tax incentives and green insurance. You will learn the difference between “being green” and sustainability and the difference between conventional and green building methods. This is a “green basics” course and anyone can benefit by getting a better understanding about sustainable. This course will include updated code change information as it applies to the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC codes.
CRN: TBD One Session Location: NCC campus Cost: $50.00
Saturday March 2, 2013 Time: 9:00am -12:00pm
(contact Norwalk Community College at 203-857-7237 to register or 203-857-7080 for questions or go to: www.ncc.commnet.edu and click on Extended Studies from the top menu bar for all courses)
LEED Green Associate Core Concepts RE-CEU:6, APP-CEU: 18, ARCH-CEU: 6
This course provides an overview of sustainable building, including environmental imperatives driving the industry, the paradigm of integrated design, and the role of USGBC and the LEED Rating System. It explains the intent of each LEED Credit Category, identifying best practices, related key terms and concepts, regulation and incentives, and concepts in practice. This course will prepare you for taking the LEED Green Associate Examination and becoming nationally accredited as a LEED Green Associate, the first step in becoming a LEED Accredited Professional.
CRN TBD 5 sessions Norwalk campus, RM TBD
Time: 9:00am to 1:00 pm Dates: 3/11/13 through 3/15/13 Cost: $395.00
This course consists of (5) five segments. A list of collateral material is available for free download to students at this blog. You should review two websites for more information concerning LEED accreditation: www.gbci.org and www.usgbc.org . This course will qualify you to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam.
Course segment schedule:
Segment One Overview of LEED, USGBC, GBCI and Sustainable Sites
Segment Two Water Efficiency and Materials & Resources
Segment Three Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design
Segment Four Energy and Atmosphere
Segment Five LEED App. process, Synergy, Green Building Benefits
Understanding a Sustainable Home RE-CEU: 6, APP-CEU: 12, ARCH-CEU: 6
This course is designed to explain the elements that comprise a sustainable home. This course explains how “Green Homes” incorporate multiple components that when integrated, make the entire building energy-efficient, resource efficient and minimizes environmental impact. Categories include: Energy, Water, Materials and Resources, Indoor Air Quality, Siting the home and landscaping, Green products, Understanding LEED, NAHB and EnergyStar. Key components of a green home will be covered in each segment. These will include methods and products that relate to each category. Builders, architects, home owners, appraisers, brokers and salespeople, interior designers and any person with the desire to become familiar with the rapidly growing area of green homes would benefit from this course. Collateral material will be provided.
CRN TBD 3 Sessions Time: 9am-1pm
Norwalk Campus, Room TBD
Dates: March 5, 2013 through March 7, 2013 Cost: $175
Whether commercial or residential, funding for green measures is a main concern for owners.This course will cover government incentives, both state and federal, tax relief, and favorable renovation loans including 203k and 203h programs, plus many more. These programs can be complicated and difficult to find. We will examine the types of funding available, funding levels,and how, when and where to apply. Each student will be provided the tools to perform funding research and applications on their own.
This course is a must for any contractor, owner, broker, architect or lender who wants to learn how to be an advocate for their clients by understanding how funding works with green building and renovation. Everybody wants to do it, but nobody knows how to pay for it.
CRN TBD One Session Cost: $50.00
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2013 Time: 9am-1pm