Landscape Architecture

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LU=Learning Unit
HSW=Course qualifies for Health, Safety, Welfare Credit
SD=Course qualifies for Sustainable Design Credit

Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Sites $49.95 (30 day access)
Meg Calkins, LEED AP
1LU
HSW
SD

Closing materials loops through use of reclaimed materials, reprocessed materials or recycled materials can go a long way toward reducing the use of resources and associated energy use and pollution impacts. This course offers a discussion of the issues surrounding these practices and strategies for their implementation. It addresses inputs and outputs of material production, emerging trends and policies in material manufacturing, strategies for reduction of resource use, understanding and overcoming the challenges of deconstruction, and standards and sources of recycled content materials.

Site Analysis for Sustainability $49.95 (30 day access)
James A. LaGro, Jr.
1LU
HSW
SD

Sustainable communities protect their natural and cultural resources and provide pedestrian-friendly built environments with a distinct sense of place. Because communities evolve incrementally – parcel-by-parcel – site planning is an integral activity in shaping the built environment. This course provides architects and planners with the tools to assess a site's suitability for a specific development or redevelopment program and to analyze the assets and liabilities (or opportunities and constraints) inherent to the site and its surrounding context.

Marketing in a Challenging Economy $49.95 (30 day access)
David Koren, CPSM, Associate AIA
1LU

The U.S. economy is in the midst of an economic downturn that seems likely to be long-lasting and far-reaching. Architectural practices have historically been highly susceptible to changes in the economic environment, and this recession is no exception. The purpose of this course is to provide you, no matter how big or small your firm is or what your position is in it, with basic marketing information and tools that can help you to sustain your practice during these challenging economic times. With this vital information in hand, you and your firm will be equipped to retain existing clients and adapt to attract new projects in an increasingly competitive environment.

Life Cycle Assessment for Green Buildings $49.95 (30 day access)
Charles J. Kibert, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
1LU
HSW
SD

Incorporating a high degree of rigor and science in the evaluation process, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool for deciding which materials fit the criteria for environmental friendliness. This course prepares project team members with an understanding of LCA and how to use it to gain information about the resources, emissions, and other impacts resulting from the life cycle of materials use, from extraction through disposal.

Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning$49.95 (30 day access)
Daniel E. Williams, FAIA, APA
1LUs
HSW
SD

The architectural designer, through this course, will understand the philosophic foundation for sustainability and learn from some of the best contemporary examples and case studies of projects from the broadest scale of regional design to urban design and then to the architectural design of a building. This foundation will empower designers to think past the standard metrics and develop a personalized regional design approach to their projects. Learning about the simple elements of energy and resources that inform sustainable design is the first step in designing for their use and integration in design solutions that incorporate a whole system’s approach.

Introduction to Project Management $49.95 (30 day access)
Harold Kerzner, PhD
1LU

The project management approach combines teamwork, communication, cooperation, and trust to obtain better control and use of existing resources. This course provides architects and design professionals with an overview of basic project management concepts from benefits, implementation, major roles and responsibilities to closing out a project.

Green Building Assessment Systems $99.95 (30 day access)
Charles J. Kibert, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
2LUs
HSW
SD

Green building assessment systems are intended to provide an indication of how green or environmentally friendly a building is. This course introduces the major national and international building assessment systems including LEED, Green Globes, BREEAM, CASBEE and Green Star. A case study of a LEED-NC Platinum rated building is examined in depth, along with a possible approach for improving the rigor of building assessment systems based on The Natural Step sustainability framework.