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Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP)

Training participants attend a two-day, 16-hour course based on the overarching principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings. The course is followed by a written exam. Expert instructors and guest speakers provide in-depth presentations on green building topics and green business marketing.
The course addresses the following learning objectives:

Day One:

  • Energy: Understand the essentials of conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy as they apply to framing, insulation, windows, water heating, appliances, heating/cooling and lighting.
  • Resource Conservation: Explore best practices in jobsite waste/recycling, landscaping, water conservation, efficient framing, durability, and material choices.

Day Two:

  • Indoor Air Quality: Learn about design chocies that can improve indoor air quality, including low VOC products, finish materials, ventilation, filtration, mold prevention and best construction practices.
  • Developing and Marketing a Green Business: Learn how consumer preferences, marketing tools, and effective language can play a role in developing and marketing a green business.
  • Final Exam

This course is approved by BPI for 8 continuing education units.
This course is approved by AIA for 16 learning units (Sustainable Development category).