The GreenHome Institutes - "Comparing Residential Green Building Rating Systems Pt 1 - Overview" - Free CEU Webinar

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start time: Nov 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM EST

end time: Nov 8, 2017 1:15:00 PM EST

About this Event

Event Details

When it comes to (re)building residential buildings there are many green certification labels to choose from. During this session, we will discuss and compare the different major green rating systems, especially those for LIHTC, HUD, Federal Home Loan Bank, Tax abatements and other local incentive programs.

 Each green home certification comes with its own requirements, opportunities, costs, third-party oversight, tools, and resources to guide you. Each requires different levels of training and foundational knowledge.

 

Which is right for you and your clients?

 

Each green building certification program is a tool you can use, whether you certify or not, to make more informed decisions and ensure it done right. You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types: Single/multi-family, mid-high rise, rehabs, remodels and additions, and new construction. Market rate and affordable housing will also be discussed.

The programs we will cover/focus on the 3 main rating systems LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard and Enterprise Green Communities while also going over GreenStar, Energy Star for Homes and Highrise, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes and the Home Energy Rating System. We will look at each system individually and then together through the lens of cost, the 5 pillars of green, third-party oversight, documentation submittals, popularity, growth, costs, update cycles and even political affiliations.  We will compare each to the baseline code as well.

Key takeaways from this training will be to

  1. Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast

  2. Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project

  3. Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind

  4. Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications

Case Studies will be presented throughout the session.

Prior knowledge recommended

We recommend you have prior knowledge with green building or green certification before taking this course. This course is not necessarily meant to go into detail about green building strategies. Please watch a free on-demand CEU course on the Basics of Residential Green (Re)Building as a pre-course. https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/basics-residential-green-rebuilding/

CEUS

This is a 4 part session and each session is approved individually for CEUS

 

  • Session 1 - Certification program overview
  • Session 2 - Prerequisites
  • Session 3 -  Energy program baselines 
  • Session 4 - Comparing Health, Materials, Place and Water differences 

 

Part 1 - Details 

In this session, we will cover the basics of each of the rating systems, introducing you to each one and covering the documentation requirements, credentialing, 3rd party oversight, costs, incentives and more. 

Lessons Learned:
1. Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast
2. Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project 
3. Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind 
4. Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications 

Continuing Education Units (CEUS)
1 hour in:

GBCI
AIA(HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
AIBD
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Instructor: Brett Little, LFA, LEEDAPH, CGHP
A Graduate of the Aquinas College Sustainable Business Bachelors Program, Brett is the Executive Director of the GreenHome Institute and is helping homeowners, builders, architects, and developers find more sustainable and healthier ways to build BETTER. Brett sits on the board of the USGBC - West Michigan chapter and is a co-facilitator of the Living Future Collaborative: Great Lakes. Brett loves supporting the local economy, kayaking, microbreweries, public transportation, board games and living the enjoying pure MI with his wife and young son.

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Event organizer

Rusty Hudnet Office Coordinator