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Overview of Green Building Rating Systems

Tags: SEICBP, contractors, Train Green

Course Description

This introduction to Green Building Rating Systems provides a general overview of the various codes and rating systems allowed by either the DC Green Building Act or the DC Green Construction Code. This course will review the various options and how to determine which apply to your project. After completing this course, participants will be prepared to attend Advanced Sustainability and Health courses through the Train Green program. 

Learning Objectives

  • Review DC Green Building Act and DC Green Construction Code
  • Determine which rating system(s) are applicable for your project, including:
    • Green Building Rating Systems Overview:
    • LEED
    • Green Communities
    • Living Building Challenge
    • National Green Building Standard (ICC 700)
    • Appendix Z
    • WELL and Fitwel


Provider:  Sustainable Design Consulting (SDC)

Instructor:  Kara Strong

Course type: instructor-led virtual class time

Prerequisites: None

Course material:  Handout of the class presentation

Course date(s):  April 12th, 2023 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Registration deadline: April 5th, 2023 at 5:00PM

CEUs:  N/A

Exam/record of completion: Certificate of completion

Course value: $25

You Pay: $0

All training and certification courses are offered at no cost to participants on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the time commitment for this course, registrants will only be allowed to signup for this course if they are not registered for any other courses through the DCSEU that present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced).This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.

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