This course is designed to provide Construction Professionals a thorough understanding of General Services Administration and how it is committed to incorporating principles of sustainable design and energy efficiency into its building projects. This course details the content of Sustainability Matters presented by the General Services Administration (GSA) and shows how sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. Part 3 of this course examines the importance of material selection and the organizations used by GSA that help implement sustainable building material selections. This course explores why a well-designed Operations and Maintenance plan is critical throughout the life of a building by implementing maintenance plans, energy saving procedures, and green building standards as ways to balance cost and tenant satisfaction with environmental responsibility. IT will detail GSA’s ongoing obligation to be the leader in the building industry in terms of changing the way buildings are created and operated and the challenges and strategies for the future.
(1) General Credit Hour
CILB; Provider #0004591, Course #0609580