Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria
GreenCE’s mission is to support the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment by empowering design professionals to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. GreenCE’s course catalog includes LEED exam preparation, continuing education to maintain your AIA or LEED credential, as well as specialty education focused on topics such as ADA/Barrier-Free requirements. We are committed to designing the highest quality continuing education programs in the construction industry.
Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour educational film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of LEED v3 Sustainable Sites Credit. Real life examples of LEED projects are presented during interviews with Subject Matter Experts, including illustrations of implementation and lessons learned during the LEED process.
- Identify benefits of wetlands and prime farmland and list other resources to help select a sustainable site
- Describe the importance of the Endangered Species Act and why it's important to protect our natural resources
- Explain how to restore and protect wildlife habitat
- Identify requirements for Sustainable Sites Credit 1 Site Selection
- Explain why land use analysis is important for protecting natural resources
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion