UF offering Green Advantage® environmental certification

January 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

On February 23, 2012, University of Florida’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities will be holding Commercial/Residential Green Advantage training at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Green Advantage® is an environmental certification for building related practitioners. This program provides an overview of current commercial green building principles, materials, and techniques.

Participants will also become familiar with the LEED rating system. A Green Advantage® certification exam will be available for those who desire it. A LEED project may receive a LEED Innovative Credit if a significant percentage (30%) of the projects building force is Green Advantage® Certified.

The course will provide an overview of key building features that effect building performance. An overview of appropriate provisions found in the Florida Building Code is included.

The course addresses the Building as a System and examines building failures due to outdoor and indoor environments through both building design and building construction techniques.

An overview of green building certification programs is included, but not limited to, USGBC – LEED for Homes, NAHBA Green Building Standards, DOE/EPA Energy Star and FGBC – Green Homes Standard. (CILB / BCAI 0010514 / AR 9877732 / FBPE 4040)

8 CEHs will be awarded for attending this training.  The exam for certification is optional is managed by a third-party testing center at a later date.

What:  Green Advantage® Environmental Certification

When:  February 23, 2012,

Where:  Gardenia Room, Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo

Cost:  Registration is $100 for 8 CEHs

How to Register:  Visit  buildgreen.ufl.edu

Questions:  Call the Program For Resource Efficient Communities on (352) 392-5684

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