Course Description

This course introduces you to the environmental legal and ethical requirements as they relate to sustainable building and construction. The course will focus on green building project management, certification programs, compliance standards and the impact of 'green' on your project timeline, cost, and the client.

You will be introduced to green building features that address energy efficiency, building science, and environmental concerns related to the construction industry. This course helps builders recognize and evaluate economic, social and environmental impacts of sustainable development.

Topics covered are:

  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) environmental rating compliance program for new construction and existing buildings
  • Site assessment/environmental considerations
  • How to source, outline and rate properties of a green building product specification
  • Evaluation of Environmental New Construction Management Plan

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Sustainable Building Fundamentals
Online Asynchronous
Oct 31, 2022 to Jan 08, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 18, 2022 to Dec 18, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

This course has required Course Materials. Visit SAIT Bookstore for more information. Take note of their return policy.
Sustainable Construction 4th Edition. Author: Kilbert ISBN: 1119055172.

Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.


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