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Residential Green Building Design and Construction


Green Building is rapidly becoming mainstream, mostly due to increasing environmental concerns, a desire to develop healthier structures, and increasing regulation from the permitting authorities. This 4-hour interactive online course starts by debunking many green building myths and then moves into a comprehensive discussion of its elements.

The course takes a close look at green building in relation to many aspects of design and construction including issues dealing with sites, landscaping, foundations, frames, exterior finishes, plumbing, appliances, insulation, ventilation, windows, finishes, and flooring. The course wraps up with information on testing, certification, and accreditation, including a look at the LEED program and the NAHB Green Home Certification Program.


The Participant will be able to understand and implement:

  • Green Building Design Principles and Practices
  • Sustainable Design Concepts
  • Deconstruction and Recycling Methods
  • Green Construction Techniques
  • Green Building versus Green Remodeling
  • Green Energy Management and Optimization
  • Certification Options for Individuals and the Home


This online course does not include formal evaluation, but does encourage students to self-direct their own assessment and examination of the information covered throughout the duration of the program.

course quick facts
course code TRN7009
cost $105.00
estimated time to
complete course
4 Hours
course materials
360 Days