Sustainability through Landscape Design

A primer on sustainable landscape design techniques

What you will learn:

  1. Identify different elements in landscape design

  2. Distinguish between sustainable and unsustainable landscape practices

  3. Use landscape strategies to enhance green building performance

  4. Incorporate landscape to improve indoor environmental quality

Requirements

A basic understanding of building design and processes will help to grasp the teachings easily, otherwise no prior knowledge of green building design or landscape design is required.

Description:

This course is approved for 0.5 GBCI Continuation Education (CE) credits. After completing the course you can report your credit towards LEED credential maintenance.

Often landscape design is correlated with sustainability. Landscapes connect humans directly to natural systems, while providing a setting for different kinds of uses. At the same time, it’s important to ensure that the landscape itself preserve the local ecology, hydrology and biodiversity. For that, landscapes must be viewed as more than just an aesthetic add-on.

This course will introduce you to sustainable landscape design and prepare you to distinguish between favourable and unfavourable landscape practices. Further, you’ll learn how these strategies can be leveraged to optimize green building performance.

If you want to explore landscape strategies that can complement green building design, this course is right for you!

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to chalk out a sustainability plan for landscape design in your LEED project.

Who is this course for:

  1. If you're a building designer and are keen on integrating landscape into your project, this course is for you

  2. If you're a landscape designer and want to learn how landscapes can contribute to sustainability, this course is for you

  3. If you want to integrate landscape into green building project, this courses is for you

  4. If you're a student with a keen interest in sustainability and want to explore how landscape relates to green built environments, this course is for you

Course Reviews

"Very informative and crisp content. The videos are very good, keeping the interest and concentration constant and the method of explanation and defining things are very well thought and efficient for all types of candidates. Good job i really enjoyed"

-Nabiha Fatima

"The video is very well organized with respect to the objectives which makes it easy to understand & achieve the defined objectives."

-Gary Esquibel

""Lots of good stuff for those of us who usually only deal with hard surfaces"

-Brooks Dunn

"Excellent"

-Karim Khalil