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

Still in the back-to-school spirit? We’ve got lots of new education opportunities for you to explore. In July, August and September, we published over 60 new courses on Education @USGBC.

Check out the 10 highest-rated courses from the past three months:

1. Rebuilding for Resilience in the Face of Natural Disasters

BuildingGreen explores hard-won lessons learned from natural disasters, some from events like Tropical Storm Allison. Learn the importance of resilient design for hospitals during extreme weather, as well as strategies for residential construction that can ensure safety and preserve building functionality during an extreme weather event.

2. Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About Solar Energy

In this course, BuildingGreen covers five solid reasons to be optimistic about the future of solar power, including continued impressive growth, an overall positive environmental footprint, increased energy independence and technological advancements.

3. How Buildings Fail Their Users

This article shares seven stories of green buildings gone wrong—along with tips for prevention. Designing against failure is a conscious choice, and one that takes work and time. The good news? That’s how buildings succeed.

4. Case Study: Espaco LarVerdeLar

In this course, you will be presented with a document, which focuses on a development project named Espaco LarVerdeLar—a recently completed office building in the city of Governador Valares, a municipality in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project has achieved LEED Gold certification and is the first LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) project in the country.

5. Benchmarks for Landscape Sustainability: Examining LEED and SITES

Planning sustainable landscapes calls for setting well-defined performance goals. This course explores sustainability metrics for landscape performance under three different rating systems: LEED BD+C, LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES.

6. Case Study: Boston Resiliency

7. Designing with Dignity: Why Everyone Deserves Good Design

8. Think Like a Reviewer: Best Practices for LEED Projects

9. Climate-Responsive Master Planning: Harnessing the Microclimate Around Buildings

10. Increasing Water Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Affordable Housing

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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