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Course Title: Introduction to Green Building Awareness & Weatherization
Type of Course: Basic Construction Skills
Description: This course is designed for individuals who need an elemental understanding of the ideology, principles, and processes of green building in order to increase their employability in the construction and environmental remediation fields. Since it is important for trainees to understand how and where a green construction career fits into the broader green movement, the curriculum is necessarily taught within the framework of sustainable development theory. Green building is presented as one part of the larger sustainable development process. Renewable energy, sustainable planning, waste management, and industry regulation are also presented so trainees will understand their link to green building and relevance in the sustainable development process. The course focuses on providing trainees with a fundamental introductory awareness in green building and home/building weatherization. It is designed for individuals with a minimum 8th grade comprehension literacy level. The objective is to set a firm foundation of terms, concepts, and general knowledge as prerequisite to hands-on and more advanced green building techniques and applications training. The course is divided into seven sections: Section 1 Green Building, Section 2 Renewable Energy, Section 3 Sustainable Planning, Section 4 Green Materials & Techniques, Section 5 Waste Management, Section 6 Regulatory Agencies, and Section 7 Weatherization. The package of materials available to teach this course include: instructors manual, participant manual, PowerPoint® presentation with embedded videos, pre-training test, post-training test bank, test answer keys, and an online website with additional instruction resources. Some of this material is password protected but can be accessed via contacting CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training MWTP Consortium (504)208-9561 or on the website at Topics Include: History and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Green Building; R
Training Provider: CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
Instructor Qualifications: Thorough review of instructor's manual and some experiential and/or educational background in subject matter is helpful
Languages: English
Open enrollment: No
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 40
Credits: N/A
Intended Audience: This course is designed for individuals entering the workforce for the first time or with limited work experience and/or knowledge of the impact of greening of America.
Prerequisites: None
Caveats: Course is designed to be taught with subject matter Participant Manual and PowerPoint.
Special Instructions: go to: for PowerPoint

Gary Gustafson
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
8484 Georgia Avenue
Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-578-8500

Course Owner:
Kizetta Vaughn
Phone: 301-578-8500
Fax: 301-578-8572

Course Materials:

Introduction to Green Building Awareness & Weatherization ( Manual )

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