High Performance School Design On-Line Training

Helps architects and engineers design more sustainable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient K-12 school buildings. The 25-course curriculum includes an online curriculum with CHPS and LEED design criteria. Areas covered include: site design; lighting and electrical systems; energy efficient building shell; water conservation; recycling systems, waste management; health and productivity; and more. Learning Units in Health, Safety and Welfare under the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System are offered. Registration is required but the courses have been underwritten through state and federal support and are currently offered free of charge. The courses were developed by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC), Building Media, Inc., the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Architectural Energy Corporation, and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. The program is based on the U.S. DOE Rebuild America program’s National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools.

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