New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
The construction industry is rapidly becoming convinced of the benefits to be gained by introducing green building design and planning technologies and strategies that affect the green building operation and maintenance processes during the post-occupancy phase. Innovative green construction technologies are also receiving considerable attention in the construction industry as a way to ensure that projects will not only conserve the local environmental conditions and natural resources but also help those living and working in and around the new building to maintain high quality and healthy lifestyles over the long-term. As a consequence, various private or public organizations are now employing these approaches and investing research and development funds in efforts to develop new green construction technologies. However, the importance of raising the awareness and consciousness of construction stakeholders about the benefits of green construction through training and education has not yet percolated through to all the construction stakeholders in private or public organizations. Hence, this research was conducted to inventory the current state of practice for training and professional education in green construction in the U.S. and to develop a set of guidelines recommending appropriate contents for green construction training and education programs based on a survey and on-site interviews with education and training experts from major nationwide construction companies, along with a comprehensive literature review. Our findings revealed that only a limited number of professional construction companies and third party education providers offer, and operate green construction training and education programs specifically designed for construction stakeholders participating in green construction projects as either in-house or outsourced training. In addition, the education and training experts interviewed suggested a number of topics that they considered essential for green construction training and education, as well as an optimal operation strategy for delivering an effective green construction education and training curriculum for construction stakeholders in green construction projects.
Suh, M. J., & Pearce, A. R., & Yildiz, F., & Jeon, M. H. (2016, June), Training and Education for Green Construction in the U.S. Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27070
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