In order to attain a CGP designation, you must take a two day Green Building for Professionals class and one day Advanced Green Building class. We teach these and more bring them to your local association or building organization.
Green Building for Building Professionals – This course for building professionals discusses strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. Students will learn how green homes provide buyers with better value, lower energy costs, lower maintenance, better indoor air quality and better long-term value. Techniques are also discussed for competitively differentiating your home products with increased indoor environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency.
Business Management for Building Professionals – Whether you are starting a new business or want to improve your current business, this course can provide you with a variety of essential “tools” for your business management toolbox. This course discusses the components of a business plan; defining and staffing your business; performance tools for managing and monitoring administration, sales, and production, and strategies for managing common challenges experienced in startup businesses.
Advanced Green Building – This two-day course instructs builders and remodelers on proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes. The high-performance ideal encompasses more than just energy efficiency—it’s about potentially creating a more durable, environmentally responsible and sustainable living environment. By using case studies, detailed construction drawings and other resources found on GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, NAHB and BuildingGreen, LLC have developed this course to provide builders and remodelers with the highest-level information available.