The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced four new REGREEN e-learning courses. The first in a larger series of online self-paced courses that supplements the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines, each two-hour course provides interior design professionals, contractors and others working in the built environment with in-depth instructions, best practices and guidelines for sustainable renovation projects.
“REGREEN has been guiding people through sustainable renovation projects since its inception in 2008 and these e-learning courses will drastically increase REGREEN’s reach,” said Thom Banks, Hon. FASID, deputy executive director for ASID. “One day all renovations will be sustainable, and ASID is proud to be working with USGBC to create the educational opportunities to make this happen.”
“These new courses will be a highly valuable resource to both consumers and design professionals,” said Jennifer Owens, USGBC manager of residential education. “As the interest in green residential retrofits continues to grow, the REGREEN program will continue to be the benchmark for home remodeling energy and resource efficiency. Participants in these courses will gain comprehensive understanding of the program and learn how green remodeling contributes to the greater environmental good.”
The four new e-learning courses are available for purchase on demand at www.asiduni.org
for $39.99 each for ASID and USGBC members or $59.99 for non-members.
REGREEN: A Bath Remodel
This course explores specific REGREEN bath renovation strategies as described in a case study and identifies best practices to incorporate into future bath remodeling projects. By the end of this course participants will be able to describe the key elements in a green bath renovation and to explain the benefits of green bath remodeling to clients.
REGREEN: A Deep Energy Retrofit
This course explores specific strategies for maximizing energy efficiency as described in a case study and describes tactics to incorporate into future green residential remodeling projects. By the end of this course participants will be able to explain the key elements in deep energy retrofits and to articulate their benefits to clients.
REGREEN: A Guide for REGREEN Remodeling Projects
Green remodeling is the design and construction of projects that reduce the environmental impacts of remodeling. By the end of this course participants will be able to explain the market demand for green remodeling, describe the way the REGREEN Guidelines can be accessed, and select appropriate strategies for applying REGREEN guidelines to their next remodeling project.
REGREEN: A Kitchen Remodel
This course explores kitchen renovation strategies as described in a case study and identifies tactics to incorporate into future kitchen remodeling projects. By the end of this course participants will be able to explain the key elements in a green kitchen renovation and will be able to articulate the benefits of green kitchen remodeling to clients.
More information about REGREEN can be found at www.regreenprogram.org