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Free Online Course: Making Green Buildings

Free Online Course: Making Green Buildings

Join Professor Martin Fischer in a free online course on Making Green Buildings. Starting this month, the class will focus on improving sustainability within the built environment. In this course, you will learn how to manage project teams in order to better design and construct sustainable buildings. The free course aims to spread the knowledge of the sustainable building process so everyone may participate. “Such integrated and holistic project management approach requires a new mindset and novel methods, which are taught in the class.”

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Martin Fischer is globally known for developing virtual 4D (time plus 3D) modeling methods to improve project planning, increase team productivity and progress sustainability of the built environment. His award winning research, which has been used by multiple organizations worldwide, focuses on modeling, predicting, measuring and improving the life-cycle performance of the building environment. His certifications include a Diplome d’Ingenieur from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, a MS in Industrial Engineering-Engineering Management and a PhD in Civil Engineering form Stanford University. He has teaching experience in Europe, South America, North America and Asia.

The online, entry-level course will start January 2012, consisting of a class format made up of short lecture videos and quizzes in which you may watch and complete at your own leisure. There will be approximately two hours of video content per week, broken up into eight to twelve minute sections. A Q&A forum will be available to answer all questions. There will be no textbook and no cost required. Participants will not receive any college credit. Basic knowledge about the design and construction process, engineering economy and accounting is suggested.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Free Online Course: Making Green Buildings" 07 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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