Melanie Share
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Explore our highest-rated courses from the past three months.

Last quarter was our busiest yet at Education @USGBC. Along with our Education Partners, we published over 100 new courses. With so much content, there's plenty to keep you busy if your 2019 resolution is to grow your green building knowledge.

Check out the 10 highest-rated courses from the past three months, with some comments from reviewers:

1. Case Study: National Museum of African American History and Culture

"This is an excellent case study because the narrative provides a thorough explanation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, what inspired the NMAAHC's architecture, what thinking underpinned the project team’s approach to sustainability and what characteristics led to the project’s LEED certification award."

2. Operation and Design for Resilient and Responsive Buildings

"Resiliency is a topic that will continue to come up as the Earth warms. This course has three different 20-minute presentations that would be best suited for policymakers, builders, architects, energy raters and facilities managers. This course recommends specific disaster relief ideas for planning your own resilient building, has case studies, and I highly recommend taking this course today."

3. Peak Day Water Demand

"This 32-page study, commissioned in 2017 by Alliance for Water Efficiency, is a professionally completed and presented scientific study. The conclusion of using the energy peak shaving model and applying it to peak water day demands makes perfect sense after reading this study. Well done...and useful for the industry."

4. Duct Optimization and Performance

"A very well-presented course on implementation of life cycle thinking in the design of building ducts. The webinar is not too technical and presents valuable information about how the life cycle cost of the duct system in buildings varies with changes in different design parameters. The course [teaches] the fundamentals of duct design, considering not only the installation costs, but also the future costs during the use stage."

5. Performance-Based Procurement: A Focus on Real Performance from Beginning to End

"This excellent course touches on energy modeling, commissioning, and M&V from several different perspectives. Energy consultants, an owner and an engineer presented four different modules, with audience questions in between. This format was as engaging as it was diverse, with down-to-earth concerns and issues expressed and answered."

6. Controlling Pollutant Sources in Residential Buildings

7. Inferno: Protecting Buildings and People from Fire

8. Tour 2 Illinois New Built Homes—1 LEED Silver, 1 Zero Energy Ready

9. Everblue Training Presents: Keep Your Construction Materials Sustainable

10. Suburban Remix

With on-demand access to more than 750 courses, Education @USGBC gives all the tools you need to expand your knowledge, maintain your LEED credential, and stay up to date on the latest in green building and sustainability.

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