Basics of Residential Green (Re)Building

Learn the Basics of Residential Green (Re)Building

About this course:

When it comes to building new homes, remodeling, additions or developing multifamily housing, it’s important to incorporate green strategies to stay competitive.

These measures can save your clients money, improve resale value and give you more of a competitive edge in the market. In this 8 part series, we will cover the basics of the five pillars of Green Building: Energy, Health, Water, Materials and Place along with some of the different green certification systems that can help guide your decisions and give you a marketing tool to tell your story. We will also introduce the concepts of financing and fund green projects and how to further your education or professional credentials to set yourself apart as a better professional.

Integrating sustainability into your practice, whether an individual, small business or major corporation is key to thriving in this market where the green building will be $200 billion industry by 2018.

CEUs: 3 hours

  • GBCI(LEED H Specific) (3 hr)
  • AIA (HSW) (3 hr)
  • NARI GREEN (3 hr)
  • GCP (3 hr)

You'll learn:

  • How to articulate the 5 pillars of green building and holistic construction practices
  • Know where to get more resources to expand knowledge in each of these areas
  • Reiterate the benefits of certification standards and labels
  • How to take the first steps to make your client's projects greener & better


Your Instructor


Green Home Institute
Green Home Institute

The GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 non profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the construction and renovation of the places we live. We have certified over 6,000 green homes and trained over 15,000 professionals in residential green building.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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