Green Building Education

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OVERVIEW

Books, research findings, workshops, trainings, syllabi: here we link you up with resources to help you, your colleagues, and your clients get a full intro—or dive deeper—on a multitude of green building topics.

Looking for continuing education credits? Most of our feature articles and webcasts offer those as well. See: Earn CEUs.

  • Three Ways to Increase Sustainable Design Literacy in Firms
    February 5, 2018

    Blog Post

    What does sustainable design literacy mean, and how can firms develop knowledge that leads to action? Here are three places to start.

  • Sustainable Design Literacy: A Foundation for Transformed Practice
    July 10, 2017

    Feature Article

    How well does the average designer know sustainable design? And how are the best firms supporting increased knowledge—and action?

  • EBN Is Now The BuildingGreen Report
    January 4, 2017

    Op-Ed

    Environmental Building News (EBN) is now The BuildingGreen Report. We’re maintaining our focused reporting, with fewer names for you to remember.

  • Measurement and Verification: Monitoring Building Systems for Optimal Performance
    June 7, 2006

    Feature Article

    Tracking the performance of a building's mechanical and electrical systems is essential for energy savings that persist over time. In this article, EBN explores measurement and verification and explains why demand for these systems is growing. We also explain the LEED® Rating System's evolving treatment of M&V.

  • Wal-Mart: Every Day Low... Impact?
    January 1, 2006

    Feature Article

    The world's largest company claims to have embraced environmental responsibility in everything from its supply chains to its waste stream, with goals of creating a prototype store with 30% lower greenhouse gas emissions within four years and doubling trucking efficiency within ten years. But how big a difference can the shift make, and is it enough?

  • EPD Quick-Start Guide: 5 Easy Steps
    November 5, 2015

    Infographic

    Use this tips to get what you need from an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), fast.

  • The 8 Shades of Greenwash: How Many Do You Recognize?
    November 25, 2014

    Infographic

    Most building products these days have an environmental angle to their sales pitches. Many are legit, but as ever, you still have to watch for the telltale signs of greenwash—the practice of inventing or exaggerating the environmental benefits of a product.

  • Air-to-Balcony-to-Water "Bridging" Heat Exchanger
    April 1, 2015

    Infographic

    Heat and coolth totally go where the arrows point. Always. But before you rely on this detail, check the date we published it.

  • HPD Quick-Start Guide: 5 Easy Steps
    November 5, 2015

    Infographic

    How to get solid information from a Health Product Declaration (HPD), in just five steps.

  • Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement
    August 30, 2017

    Syllabus Supplement

    College professors: here’s a curriculum module you can use to introduce students to sustainable design using BuildingGreen articles. Feel free to cherry pick content that fits your syllabus.