|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
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John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE
Buildings consume more than two-thirds of the total electricity used annually in the US. Sustainable development, also called high-performance buildings, has become a very important concept as the nation tries to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. High-performance buildings are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wide range of measures – from indoor air quality to habitat protection. This course is designed to help design professionals get familiar with the planning and design process for creating and meeting sustainability goals, including energy reduction, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, stormwater management, and site preservation.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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