In our course spotlight series this week, we will be looking at some of Gatlin International’s Sustainability courses. We have mentioned several of Gatlin International’s Sustainability courses before, including Green IT – Information and Communications Technology for a Sustainable Future and Green Business and Sustainability Professional. But, what you may not know is that Gatlin International offers an extensive list of eLearning courses that fall into the Sustainability category. Today we are going to feature two of Gatlin International’s Sustainability courses that focus environmental responsibility and building planning.
The Principles of Green Buildings distance learning course offered by Gatlin International will give students the science behind the concept of house-as-a-system by going through all of the major sub-systems that affect the way the entire structure performs. A building is the sum of many parts, and for best performance for the occupants it must be set up correctly with those sub systems synced together. A building that performs correctly will offer the best energy efficiency, provide a healthy environment for its occupants, and maintain its structural integrity.
The nine modules of Gatlin International’s Principles of Green Buildings course will take students through all of the aforementioned material. This distance learning course will help students prepare for BPI, NATE, NARI, RESNET, and other industry credentials for green buildings. Students who successfully complete this program with an overall grade of 75% or higher qualify for 28 hours of continuing education units (CEUS) from BPI or NATE, and those CEUs are applicable to several certifications.
Gatlin International’s Sustainable Ecotecture and Environmental Development eLearning course takes students around the world to examine existing and proposed building projects as real-world examples of how change can occur on any scale, on a wide variety of terrains and climates. By focusing on a holistic approach that considers more than just an isolated building or geographic area, but the environment and resources that surround them, students in the course will learn how to create a balance between the needs of the individual or community and the environment.
Over the course of this green building program, students will learn about the integration of green technologies, net zero buildings, green development, and sustainable practices on a wide range of scales in order to provide them with relevant models. Students will also consider factors such as overpopulation and the need for clean, renewable and alternative energy sources. This course also provides students with insights into profitable solutions for a range of obstacles.
The Sustainable Ecotecture and Environmental Development distance learning course offered by Gatlin International also explores the far reaching impact building decisions made by individuals, corporations, and governments will ultimately have on society’s ability to sustain itself and prosper in the future. Throughout this course, students will gain valuable insights from experts in the field of eco building though informative interviews, videos, and interactive exercises stimulating real world and hypothetical case studies where conventional and innovative approaches produce viable solutions to a range of challenges.
If you would like to enroll in either of these courses or any of the Sustainability courses Gatlin International has to offer, click on the Sustainability link in the Gatlin International course catalog today.