Course Objective: The overall goals of the Green 200: The Science of Green Building course are to:
Familiarize students with green principles and choices in home design and construction
Raise awareness of innovative materials, systems, and construction methods
Learn about energy-efficient systems including onsite power generation
Distinguish levels and cost-benefits of retrofitting, remodeling, or renovating existing homes.
Upon completion of two of the three required courses and successfully passing the exam for each, you will have achieved GREEN candidate status, a one-year period during which you must fulfill the educational and experiential requirements to earn NAR’s Green Designation awarded by the Green REsource Council.
200.1 Green Home Design
Describe considerations in site and design selections Follow the sequence of steps in green home design and the selection of materials and systems Suggest methods and find sources for managing construction waste
200.2 Green Home Construction – the Building Envelope
Identify components of the building envelope Learn about innovative building technologies and materials
200.3 Green Home Construction – Systems
Recognize types of green systems for homes
Communicate the pros and cons and interrelationships of interior systems
Guide consumers to information about incentives for green homes
200.4 Power Off the Grid
Communicate the pros and cons of generating your own energy
Discuss the technologies and methods for on-site power generation including wind and solar power
200.5 Greening Existing Homes
Explain the benefits of retrofits for existing homes
Evaluate cost-benefit balance of retrofitting, remodeling, renovating
Course Credits: The second of three required courses for the NAR’s Green Designation.
Counts as one REBAC elective course to be applied towards the ABR® Designation