Welcome to Green Builder College
Green Builder College is an educational program focused on one of today's most pressing questions: What is Green Building?
While green building rating systems throughout the country have done an excellent job of certifying building projects, Green Builder College is the first on-line educational program to offer certification and continuing education to professionals in the housing sector. This program augments the information provided in existing project rating programs so home builders and their employees can learn the science behind high-performance, resource-efficient construction.
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Green Builder College Certifications:
Green Builder Certified: To become Green Builder certified, each enrolled user must complete seven housing science courses. Each study course in this curriculum addresses the fundamental principles of green building relating to energy efficiency, building durability, indoor air quality, resource efficiency, and water efficiency. Completion of the course work includes passing the test associated with each course. Users who pass all Course Tests will be eligible to receive a Green Builder Certificate.
Advanced Green Builder Certified: This six-course Advanced Green Builder certification program, presented in partnership with EEBA, the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance, features the acclaimed Houses that Work housing science curriculum, and is accredited for continuing education by AIA, AIBD, BPI, and RESNET. Completion of the course work includes passing the test associated with each course. Users who pass all Course Tests will be eligible to receive an Advanced Green Builder Certificate.
Builders Education with SIPs Training (BEST): To become BEST certified, each participant must complete the 10 BEST courses. Presented in partnership with SIPA, the Structural Insulated Panel Association, the curriculum addresses all aspects of design and construction using SIPs, including the basics of building science, structural engineering and the sales acumen needed to build high-performance homes with SIPs. Completion of the BEST course work includes passing the 10 Course Tests.
Environments For Living: To become Environments For Living certified, each participant must complete the six Environments For Living courses. Each study course in this curriculum addresses the fundamental areas of green building relating to framing, insulation, HVAC, and indoor environmental quality. Completion of the Environments For Living course work includes passing the test associated with each course. Participants who complete this training can go on to enroll in the four-day Master Certified training class with Advanced Energy Corporation.