Introduction to Green and Sustainable Buildings

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Introduction to Green and Sustainable Buildings

This course aims to help you understand the concept of green buildings, their main features, and the differences between them and traditional buildings. You will also learn how to take action to achieve green building standards.

  • 5 rating
  • (2 Reviews)
  • 34 students enrolled
  • Free
  • Course Includes
  • Green Buildings
  • Certification Process
  • Self Paced Learning

Course description

Buildings are responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions, making sustainable building practices vital in mitigating climate change. The Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainability course offers an excellent opportunity to learn about sustainable building design and construction principles.

The one-hour course provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable building practices that help reduce the environmental impact of buildings. This includes reducing energy usage, minimizing water consumption, and reducing material waste. Moreover, the course highlights the importance of sustainable practices throughout the entire building lifecycle.

By taking this course, you'll develop a better understanding of how buildings contribute to the climate crisis and how sustainable building practices can make a positive impact. The course also delves into the different aspects that make a building sustainable and green, such as green building certification programs like LEED and BREEAM.

One of the key benefits of this course is that it emphasizes the importance of collaboration and communication in sustainable building projects. The course explains how architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders must work together to ensure that sustainable practices are integrated into every aspect of the building process.

In conclusion, the Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainability course provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable building design and construction principles. Despite being only one hour long, the course covers a wide range of topics and emphasizes the importance of sustainable practices throughout the entire building lifecycle. So, if you're interested in sustainable building practices, enroll in this course today and take the first step in creating a more sustainable built environment.

What you will learn

  • What is a Green Building?
  • What Certifies a Green Building?
  • The Effects of Buildings on the Environment

Course Content

8sections • 8lectures 0H:30M
Session 1
The climate crisis is a global concern, with buildings playing a significant role in its impact. Understanding this connection is vital for finding sustainable solutions. We'll explore how buildings influence energy consumption, resource use, and emissions, aiming to pave the way for a greener future.
preview 00H:03M:05S
Session 2
This section will discuss the construction process, various building design considerations, and the interaction of multiple stakeholders and disciplines throughout this dynamic process.
Session 3
The idea of green buildings will be introduced in this section, along with an explanation of its importance and necessity. We'll examine the essential characteristics that set green buildings apart from conventional ones while emphasising their advantages for the environment.
Session 4
The techniques and rating systems used to measure the sustainability features of green buildings will be the main focus of this section.
Session 5
This section will explore every component of green construction and explain how it can be accomplished. We'll talk about things like air quality, waste, electricity, and water.
Session 6
An overview of Green Building adoption in the Gulf Cooperation Countries
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Session 8
We'll conclude by sketching the future course of green buildings, highlighting their importance, and proposing doable actions to make them a reality.
Guest Session by KFH
Guest Session by KFH Engineer Fahad AlFalah


  • No prerequisites

About Leader


Sustainability and Green Buildings Consultant, Co-Founder and CEO of SEEDS Co., USGBC Faculty

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Mohammed Almahoos

Thank you for the amazing course! A few comments In Sha'a Allah it improves the quality of future courses: -The intro volume is too high compared to the host. I kept muting the intro in every video. - Auto-play feature for the video for a smoother learning experience. - Subtitles increase the quality significantly. - Auto Mark sessions as completed instead of manually doing it. - the certificate was difficult to find. Thank you again!