Green Design: Economics of Green Building
While there is strong evidence that green building has great environmental and social benefits, there is still consistent resistance, both inside and outside the green community, because of the lack of accurate and reliable financial and economic information to make the case for building green. This 2-hour interactive online course uncovers the truths associated with LEED and the green building market. The Economics of Green Building is an "in depth" study of the perceived and actual costs associated with green building. It provides an overview of many federal, state and local tax credits available, life cycle cost analysis and business incentives to go green.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
•Recall an overview of USGBC and the LEED ratings system
•Recognize the costs and implementation strategies associated with each LEED credit
•Review the many tax credits that are available for employing sustainable building practices on a commercial and residential level
•Classify multiple business incentives for going green
•Employ life cycle costs, what they are and how they are determined
•List what factors affect direct and indirect costs of green building
•List what is out there from a marketing standpoint; have the ability to determine what is truly green and what is greenwashing
•Discuss and effectively compare costs between LEED buildings and non-LEED buildings
•Use Case studies as a guide for insight of existing buildings who have successfully achieved LEED status
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