Green Building and the Building Code - Salem, OR
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
This workshop is free to public agency employees; the $15 charge covers catering costs.
Green buildings and how they relate to building codes and regulations has become a major focus in the design and construction industry as innovative systems and standards continue to push the envelope on sustainability. This training addresses the need for education and awareness around green building and the building codes in both the public and private sectors. Together, these two groups can effectively identify code conflicts and develop solutions for overcoming obstacles to sustainable development
within the context of safeguarding public health and welfare.
The workshop will provide detailed information and practical applications of green building as it relates to building codes while engaging participants in group discussions and activities. The course will include:
- What is green building?
- Making sense of green building standards, both regional and national
- Green building technologies & best practices
- Code barriers to green buildings & opportunities for addressing obstacles
- Case studies & lessons learned