Sustainable Buildings – HousingU online course
Sustainable Buildings focuses on strategies to reduce the impact that operating and maintaining affordable housing has on the environment. This online, facilitated course includes tools, practices and tips to increase sustainability, while reducing the negative effects of energy and water use and waste production. This course will help new and experienced property and building managers, maintenance staff, and administrators integrate environmentally sustainable practices into their existing operations and maintenance plans. This course can be completed in 8 weeks; however, participants have up to 3 months to complete.
Defining Sustainability | Benefits of Green Buildings | Motivation for Change | Benchmarking and Tracking | Energy Management | Pest and Site Management | Water and Waste Management | Financing Sustainability
What you'll learn
By the end of the course, successful participants will have created a building operations and maintenance sustainability plan for their building or buildings.
This course includes approximately 32 hours of content. It is recommended that you commit to studying for 3-4 hours a week in order to be done in 8 weeks. However, you will have up to 3 months to complete. You can progress at your own pace, log in to do assignments, and participate in forum discussions whenever when it’s convenient for you. Having said that, we do encourage you to stick to the posted weekly schedule so that most participants will be working on the same topic at roughly the same time.
Some prior knowledge of Operations and Maintenance would be helpful. Completion of Asset Management Foundations is recommended, but not mandatory.
As an online course, participants must have basic computer skills and have access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.
Start and end dates
February 26, 2018 - May 18, 2018
$139 + GST for members , $209 + GST for non-members
Volume Discount: Register 3 or more people from the same organization for this course and your rate will be reduced to $109 each (+GST). This offer is for BCNPHA members only. To take advantage of this discounted rate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.
This course is part of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M)Program.
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