Green Asset Management – HousingU online course

Registration is now closed. For more information contact learn@bcnpha.ca

Building managers know that energy savings lead to financial savings, but where should your society even begin? Green Asset Management, our 12-week, online facilitated course, is the perfect place to start. This course illustrates the many ways taking care of resources like water, waste and indoor air quality can benefit your society’s bottom line. This course will help property and building managers, maintenance staff and administrators integrate green asset management practices into existing operations and maintenance plans. You will gain tools, practices and tips to increase the quality of a property while reducing the negative effects of energy and water use as well as waste production.  This course can be completed in 8 weeks; however, participants have up to 3 months to complete.

The course covered building construction and maintenance with the environment in mind. Gabriel was helpful, friendly and fun, and I was supported all the way. The last 27 years with Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society I have taken many courses offered by the BCNPHA. I can easily say I learn so much, and whenever I have a question, each instructor was ready to answer. Do not hesitate to sign up for any course you can, you will love it!”

– Roxanne Abbott-Brown, Property Manager for Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society.

Topics include:

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.

Time commitment

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.

Prerequisites

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 22, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Cost

$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 learn@bcnpha.ca.

Registration

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.

Registrants will receive course access instructions from learn@bcnpha.ca one week prior to the course start date.

There is so much I didn’t know about energy savings and products that can help our environment.” – 2021 participant

For more information email:

Kate Nielsen

learn@bcnpha.ca

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