This one-hour online course provides designers, architects, contractors, and other related professionals involved in the design and construction industry with a basic understanding of the potential for innovation in sustainable design.
Since the Innovation in Design Credit (ID) is one of the more vaguely defined credits in the LEED structure, course discussion focuses on the process of sustainable design and the issues in our culture and industry that can be challenged in the search for ecologically innovative tactics and strategies. LEED offers many credits as isolated points for decreasing a structure’s ecological footprint, but to innovate one must combine and relate all of the potential design moves into one system in which the moves work in unison on multiple related cultural and technical levels.
Throughout this course the student will understand that the process of innovation in design is not just about specific design moves, but the relationship among them all. This involves a process of examining each potential material, spatial or technological idea to identify the possible effects on not only other systems within the structure, but also on society, and building life cycle and energy use.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
•Identify how LEED defines innovation
•Explain how LEED evaluates innovation
•Describe some perspectives on innovation for both evaluation and inspiration
•Determine the scale and scope of the innovation and present it for consideration for Innovation in Design Credits