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Certification Options and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Homes

Certification Options and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Homes

Course Description: In addition to lessening environmental impact, building a sustainable home can reduce operational costs, increase resale value, and provide monetary incentives. There are several programs and options available for homeowners and builders to take advantage of when “building green”. This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of certification options to provide attendees with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about sustainable building.

Learning Objectives:

    An overview of the following programs:
    LEED® for Homes™
    ENERGY STAR®
    National Green Building Standard (NGBS)
    Similarities and differences between the programs
    Insight into the certification process
    Available monetary incentives
    Costs associated with certification
    The benefits of certification

This one-hour presentation provides an overview of certification options to provide attendees with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about sustainable building.
 
Credit: 1 AIA CEUCertification Options and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Homes