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Walking the Talk: Sustainable Design Basics and Sustainable Design Charrettes

GBCI: 0920000575

This course covers in depth the many aspects of a sustainable project and what questions you should be asking your clients.
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

  • LU/HSW



This course covers all the aspects of a sustainable project and what questions you should be asking your clients. Among the topics covered are Sustainability Background, Fundamental Questions, Integrated Design, The Client, Third Party Certifications, Government and Municipalities, Utility Companies, and much more. Four modules guide you through all phases of the design and offers tips to keep your project flowing.

The target audiences are building owners, architects, professionals, LEED® credentialed professionals or anyone interested how to design and work with the client to build a sustainable building.

To complete this course, watch the first video above. Then, click on the links in Additional Resources to the right to watch the additional video clips. Download the related handout for each video.


  1. Understand the premise and the drivers for sustainable design
  2. Define and function within an integrated design structure
  3. Engage clients in developing sustainable goals for their projects
  4. Comprehend the many facets of design that come together to create a genuinely sustainable design project
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Created by

GreenSpring Institute, LLC
Taylor, PA
United States


Joseph Parisi

Sustainability Program Manager
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