1. Learn whats Green and whats Sustainable, including:
the definition of Green Design
commonly used terms and how they reflect current thinking
2. Get an overview of The Global Green Picture, including:
how materials impact our health and environment
current Green trends
3. Understand the importance of what you can do, including:
4. Where to Start
principles of green design
how to evaluate and compare green materials
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Registered: IDCEC (ASID, IIDA) #4405
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What is this thing called Sustainability and what does it mean to Design?
Sustainability is becoming the main focus of our time, receiving global attention and eliciting changes in design approaches. The goal of sustainability is to effectively use design solutions that recognize and encourage the coexistence of buildings with natural systems. Understanding and practicing sustainable design benefits your business, your clients and the environment.
What You Will Learn
In this course you will learn the impact buildings have on us and on the planet. You will learn that sustainability incorporates effectiveness of energy, water, materials, and waste. You will learn how your decisions affect your clients, your health, your environment, and the health of all living things. Youll learn why your choices are critical and how you can make a difference.
At the End of this Course You Will be Able to:
Define sustainability and related commonly used terms.
Recognize how green design fits into the bigger environmental picture.
Understand the importance that materials have on our health and environment.
Begin implementing green strategies.
About the Instructor
Elaine Ireland is the founder of The GreenSage Group, an innovative green design consulting company and developer of GreenSage.com, a comprehensive green building learning center and resource marketplace. Her background includes over 15 years of experience in design, sustainability and business. During that time she has performed extensive research in the green design and building field creating a robust database to assist in understanding, thinking, designing, furnishing and building sustainably.
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