15-Hour Green Infrastructure Package

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Infrastructure is the complex, interdependent system that supports our way of life. You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to build and re-build a “green” infrastructure. This 15-Hour Green Infrastructure Package contains seven courses on green infrastructure, as well as a green streets course. (Intermediate – 15 hours).
 
The courses contained in this package are:
• Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines (RV-10167) 
• Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment (RV-10169)
• Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape (RV-10172) 
• Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement (RV-10176) 
• Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities (RV-10177) 
• Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management (RV-10179) 
• Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction (RV-10185) 
• Green Streets (RV-10222) 

  • Green Infrastructure: 1 - Introduction to High Performance Guidelines

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    This interactive online course - first of an eight (8) course series on "Green Infrastructure" - gives you the facts about why "green" is cost effective, healthy and visually appealing.

    Infrastructure is the complex, interdependent system that supports our way of life. You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to build and re-build a “Green” Infrastructure. This interactive online course - the first of an eight (8) course series - gives you the facts about why "green" is cost effective, healthy and visually appealing. In this course you will find current examples of successful Green applications as well as principles and practices that you can use to develop your own comprehensive plans. (Intermediate - 2 hours).

    This course is the first of an eight course series on "Green Infrastructure" that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities. It is recommended that you take this course prior to the other courses in the series: 

    • Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment
    • Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape
    • Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement
    • Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities
    • Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management
    • Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape
    • Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices


    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape

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    This two-hour interactive online course includes: working with community groups; attractive Streetscapes safe for pedestrians and vehicles; improvements that promote good health in cities; upgrades that are cost-effective and sustainable; and changes that provide for increased security.

    Infrastructure is the complex, interdependent system that supports our way of life. You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to build and re-build a "green" Infrastructure - if you have the right template. This course is one of the eight course “15-Hour Green Infrastructure Package” course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities. This two-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. Topics covered in this course are: working with community groups; attractive Streetscapes safe for pedestrians and vehicles; improvements that promote good health in cities; upgrades that are cost-effective and sustainable; and changes that provide for increased security. (Intermediate – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Describe the benefits of Green Building Best Practices as they apply to Streetscape.
    • Identify to community groups, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and key stake holders ways to enhance and maintain streetscape as part of street reconstruction projects or area-wide planning initiatives.
    • Design streetscapes that are conducive to walking and that optimally balance the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, mass-transit users, and automobiles.
    • Define physical improvements and management measures to improve quality of life, health and safety, accessibility, connectivity, comfort, amenity and aesthetics.
    • Discuss improvements to streetscape to support bicycling and other forms of non-motorized active transportation,
    • Describe physical and operational improvements to the right-of-way to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and sustainability of surface mass transit.
    • Recognize the quality and quantity of right-of-way public spaces, green spaces, street furniture, and parks within or adjacent to the public right-of-way.
    • Explain legitimate security objectives with good urban design practices.
    • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedures.

  • Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management

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    This three-hour course includes: integrated stormwater management planning; water pollution prevention; construction runoff prevention; surface pre-treatments for filtering runoff; catch basin inserts and water quality inlets; detention and Infiltration structures; and constructed wetlands.

    This course is the sixth of eight courses in the “15-Hour Green Infrastructure Package” that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts as they apply to cities and municipalities. This three-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. Topics in this course include: integrated stormwater management planning; water pollution prevention; construction runoff prevention; surface pre-treatments for filtering runoff; catch basin inserts and water quality inlets; detention and Infiltration structures; and constructed wetlands. (Intermediate – 3 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • List Green Building Best Practices as they apply to stormwater management.
    • Discuss a proactive, integrated planning approach to urban stormwater management.
    • Define watershed-based drainage master plans and associated policies.
    • Explain pollution prevention and source control strategies to minimize damage to water sources and aquatic ecosystems.
    • Label water quality inlets to treat the highly polluted water quality volume of the design storm.
    • Explain surface pretreatment BMPs to remove sediments, salts, pollution, and debris.
    • Describe underground detention structures to temporarily attenuate and store runoff during peak flow periods.
    • Label surface and underground infiltration structures within or adjacent to the right-of-way to reduce stormwater runoff volumes and peak flows, improve water quality, and promote groundwater recharge.
    • Discuss constructed wetlands – permanent pools of water that are populated by wetland plants and aquatic organisms – to reduce, detain and treat stormwater runoff.
    • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure.

  • Green Streets

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    This interactive online two-hour course gives you the concept of green street design to remedy the social, environmental, and safety issues associated with standard street design.

    Can you design and execute a “green” street project? A green street is an integral part of the “green infrastructure” within an urban community. How much of an expert are you in stormwater management, mitigation of urban heat island effect and improvement of urban air quality? This interactive online two-hour course gives you the concept of green street design to remedy the social, environmental, and safety issues associated with standard street design. You'll learn how to design green streets to: reduce the amount of water that is collected and piped directly to streams and rivers; ensure the street has the least impact on the surrounding environment; and help ensure the safety of the pedestrian or bicyclist on the street. (Intermediate – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Understand the fundamental principles of green street design.
    • Comprehend the importance of environmental stewardship of a community.
    • Recognize the different types of green street details that professionals can incorporate into their urban transportation corridors.
    • Discuss how functional transportation design and sound environmental stewardship can work in concert at a neighborhood level to create healthy communities.
    • Utilize green street design concepts to achieve sustainability through stormwater management and low impact development.

  • Green Infrastructure: 2 - Best Practices for Site Assessment

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    This interactive online course - second in the eight course "Green Infrastructure" series - focuses on best practices for site assessment, and gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction.

    This interactive online course - second in the eight course "Green Infrastructure" series - gives gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction. Topics covered are: (1) soil testing; (2) hydrologic and hydraulic analysis; (3) vegetation assessment, preservation, and transplantation; and (4) invasive species evaluation. This course is one of an eight course series on "Green Building Infrastructure" that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities. The other courses included in the "Green Infrastructure" series are: (a) Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines; (b) Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape; (c) Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement; (d) Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities; (e) Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management; (f) Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape; and (g) Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices. (Intermediate - 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Assess sites and determine opportunities for implementing high performance best management practices (BMPs) in the planning, design and construction of right-of-way projects.
    • Identify appropriate soil tests corresponding to BMP strategies during the preliminary design investigation.
    • Analyze hydrologic and hydraulic data of the site’s existing and proposed conditions to determine stormwater management needs and high performance opportunities.
    • Label existing vegetation and develop a plan for protecting existing plant material to preserve habitat, minimize site disturbance, and reduce capital costs for reinstallation of new plants.
    • List opportunities for transplanting existing planting material when necessary.
    • Explain a plan to eliminate invasive species to minimize long-term maintenance costs and protect preferred planting material.
    • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure.

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices For Construction

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    This 1-hour interactive online course - part of the "Green Infrastructure" series - focuses on best practices for construction, and gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction.

    This course is the last in an eight-course series on "Green Infrastructure" that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts as they apply to cities and municipalities. This 1-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction. You'll get site protection, plan development, protecting water sources and planted areas, developing waste management and recycling plans, minimizing construction and equipment impacts. The other courses included in the "Green Infrastructure" series are: Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines; Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment; Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape; Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement; Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities; Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management; and Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape. It is recommended that you take the "Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines" course before taking the best practices courses. (Intermediate - 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe green building principles and practices as they apply to infrastructure construction practices.
    • Explain a site protection plan to minimize impact of construction activity.
    • Discuss protecting existing and future planted areas.
    • List vegetation protection measures.
    • Name conscientious construction practices to protect water sources.
    • Define plans for pollution prevention, chemical source control, sedimentation and erosion control, and interim stormwater management.
    • Describe protection of water sources.
    • Explain a construction and demolition waste management plan for infrastructure construction.
    • Discuss alternative contracting strategies to minimize street closures, traffic diversions, and noise and disruption.
    • Use the material from this course to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure.

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities

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    his 1-hour interactive online course - part of the "Green Infrastructure" series - focuses on best practices for utilities, and gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction.

    This course is one of an eight course series on "Green Infrastructure" that provides a template for design and implementation of green building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities. This 1-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction. You'll get: (1) mechanisms to affect right-of-way construction by private utilities; (2) technology to minimize pavement damage and degradation; and (3) upgrades to utility installation and maintenance. The other courses included in the "Green Building for Infrastructure" series are: (a) Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines; (b) Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment; (c) Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape; (d) Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement; (e) Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management; (f) Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape; and (g) Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices It is recommended that you take the Introduction course before taking the best practices courses. (Intermediate - 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe green building best practices as they apply to utility work.
    • Explain administrative, regulatory and financial mechanisms to reduce the frequency and impact of right-of-way construction by private utilities, minimize delays and work stoppages, improve coordination, and reduce pavement deterioration.
    • Define restoring utility cuts with the best available technology to minimize pavement damage and life cycle degradation.
    • Describe placement of public and private utilities using common trenching and utility ducts to minimize the environmental impact of installation and maintenance.
    • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure.

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement

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    This 3-hour interactive online course - part of the "Green Infrastructure" series - focuses on best practices for pavement, and gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction.

    This course is one of an eight course series on "Green Infrastructure" that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts as they apply to cities and municipalities. This 3-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “green” planning, design and construction. You'll get: (1) pavement lifecycle; (2) pervious vs. impervious pavement; (3) albedo or reflectivity of pavement; (4) pavement materials; (5) a materials program; and (6) material applications. The other courses included in the "Green Building for Infrastructure" series are: (a) Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines; (b) Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment; (c) Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape; (d) Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities; (e) Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management; (f) Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape; and (g) Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices. It is recommended that you take the Introduction course before taking the Best Practices courses. (Intermediate - 3 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe green building best practices as they apply to pavement.
    • Develop a program of strategies to maximize pavement life cycle citywide.
    • Develop a citywide pavement management system to ensure that the entire roadway system is performing as well as possible at all times.
    • Arrange a pavement management system with other citywide infrastructure planning processes.
    • Explain reduced impervious pavement area.
    • Describe the benefits of maximized pavement reflectivity.
    • Discuss the advantages of pervious pavements.
    • Identify recycled and reclaimed materials in infrastructure construction.
    • Explain reducing the use of virgin asphalt concrete material and redirect waste material from landfills by using recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) or other recycled materials in asphalt concrete.
    • Use the course material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedures.

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.