EBN Resources to Support the Classroom and the Syllabus
While we were researching EBN’s August 2011 feature story on green business strategies for surviving the recession, two things became increasingly obvious. First, we cannot grow our way out of an economic crisis that resulted from unsustainable growth. Second, sustainable building and development are a big part of the “new normal,” and the next generation of designers, engineers, and builders needs to be ready to lead the way. EBN and BuildingGreen Suite are already part of the curricula at more than a hundred colleges and universities, and professors tell us they are invaluable for lecture prep, class discussion, and students’ independent research. In response to their feedback, we are offering the following new resources. • We’ve posted a sample syllabus to highlight how readily our materials fit into a typical sustainable design course. This includes weekly units with our most popular articles on topics ranging from energy to water to thinking beyond the building.• Classroom or homework discussion questions are included with the online version of each EBN feature article we have posted in 2011, and we’ll continue to add these. • In addition, we continue to receive continuing education (CE) approval from AIA and USGBC for our new feature articles and other content. CE certificates for dozens of articles are available at We hope you’ll find these resources useful. Finally, if your university isn’t already using BuildingGreen Suite, we invite you to learn more at
September 1, 2011
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BuildingGreen.com: From the Editors - August 2011