About this course

What good is a “Net-Zero” building if just the act of creating it dumps a huge load of CO2 into the air? The urgency of climate disruption demands that we reduce impacts now, not slowly over the next 50 years. Here we will look beyond reducing operating energy to also reducing the effects of construction and material choices.

This course is more of an introduction to low carbon building, rather than a 'how-to' course. You can expect to see some interesting examples and get exposure to some interesting new concepts. The goal is to whet your appetite and get you thinking in new ways.

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Course outline

1 module • 7 assignments • 47 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 5 assignments
Low Carbon Building: Getting to Real Zero

In this module, you'll watch the lecture video and check out a couple of supplementary resources.

  • READ: Course Learning Objectives (PDF) (.pdf)
  • Presentation Slides (PDF) (.pdf)
  • REFERENCE: Required Reading Assignments (PDF) (.pdf)
  • Low Carbon Building: Getting to Real Zero (47:03) (47:01 minutes)
  • 10 Questions, Multiple Choice

Author

  • Bruce King

    Ecological Building Network
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    Bruce is an engineer, author, and the founder and director of EBNet, an open, collaborative group of builders, scientists, architects and engineers that provides practical technical guidance for designing and constructing better buildings. Bruce and EBNet are currently organizing the BuildWell Symposium, a gathering of the world’s thought leaders in the field of green... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.

Reviews

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students have taken this course
04/30/2020

today situation of environment it is important for future generations

Jitendra kumar Sharma
04/22/2020

very nice

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04/15/2020
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