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The Greening of Government Buildings

Signed on February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides billions of dollars in spending for improvement of buildings owned by the Federal Government. Spending will begin immediately and continue for several years. Architects will have an important role in this economic recovery and investment program. In this course, Professor Paul Romano of the New Jersey Institute of Technology outlines the Government's spending plans, discusses the long-standing Federal focus on sustainable building and renovation practices, explains the Federal approach to integrated design, and examines the interactions among key building systems in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in building construction and building operation.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the Recovery Act's spending plans
  • Understand Federal green building policies
  • Explain the concept of integrated design
  • Identify sustainable cladding, fenestration, and HVAC solutions

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit
 

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