Green design is an evolutionary process—every day designers, engineers, academics and other innovators continue to expand the constellation of green design materials and techniques. No set of professional standards could ever be exhaustive enough to deal with every conceivable scenario. Therefore, a holistic ethical understanding of green design is necessary, as is an ability to embrace the constant change inherent to the industry.
This course will cover ethical concepts and codified professional ethical standards as they relate to green design, as well as topical environmental and group functionality issues.
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss the codes of ethics recognized by the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
• Identify how ethical and professional responsibilities extend to the natural environment.
• Demonstrate adaptation to emerging environmental issues, such as population growth, climate change, water scarcity, and species extinction.
• Recognize and analyze the differences between benchmarks, goals, and standards.
• Explain the relationship of knowledge and trust to green design.