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Learn Sustainable Design without Having to Brave the Cold and Snow

Author name: 
Alex Wilson
Blog Category: 
Energy Solutions
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Education and Training

A new round of online BAC Sustainable Design courses is starting up soon. Going out in the polar vortex is not a prerequisite.

I’m about to start teaching another round of my online course, Resilient Design, at Boston Architectural College (BAC), and this provides an opportunity to reflect on teaching at BAC and, more broadly, the online instruction in sustainable design offered through this program.

20 excellent online courses

I first started teaching at BAC in 2005, when the college’s online instruction program in sustainable design was just getting under way. At that time, BuildingGreen partnered with BAC to help design the curriculum, find the best instructors available, and promote the courses being offered.

Early on, when we had just a handful of courses, I taught Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking, a course now being ably taught by my friend David Foley. Today, the online offerings totaling almost 20 courses are housed in BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute.

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Learn Sustainable Design without Having to Brave the Cold and Snow

Author name: 
Alex Wilson
Blog Category: 
Energy Solutions
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Education and Training

A new round of online BAC Sustainable Design courses is starting up soon. Going out in the polar vortex is not a prerequisite.

I’m about to start teaching another round of my online course, Resilient Design, at Boston Architectural College (BAC), and this provides an opportunity to reflect on teaching at BAC and, more broadly, the online instruction in sustainable design offered through this program.

20 excellent online courses

I first started teaching at BAC in 2005, when the college’s online instruction program in sustainable design was just getting under way. At that time, BuildingGreen partnered with BAC to help design the curriculum, find the best instructors available, and promote the courses being offered.

Early on, when we had just a handful of courses, I taught Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking, a course now being ably taught by my friend David Foley. Today, the online offerings totaling almost 20 courses are housed in BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute.

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Have You Been Conflating Water with Energy? Here Are 5 Reasons to Stop

Author name: 
Nadav Malin
Blog Category: 
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Water Management
Energy Efficiency

Until we stop talking about water as if it’s a clone of energy, water won’t get the respect it deserves or the attention it needs. Two sessions at NESEA’s BuildingEnergy ’15 conference, “Reinventing the Water Grid” parts one and two, are out to change that.

Policy wonks have been saying for years that water is THE critical resource on our planet—even more so than energy. Yet the time and attention that we devote to water remains a fraction of that we allot to energy.

I think that the problem is that we tend to talk about water conservation and efficiency as if water is just a clone of energy. Water and energy are similar in many ways, but there are key differences; until we appreciate these differences and embrace water on its own terms, we’ll continue to dis it.

Here are the five key differences that are confusing our approach:

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Have You Been Conflating Water with Energy? Here Are 5 Reasons to Stop

Author name: 
Nadav Malin
Blog Category: 
BuildingGreen's Top Stories
Green Topics: 
Water Management
Energy Efficiency

Until we stop talking about water as if it’s a clone of energy, water won’t get the respect it deserves or the attention it needs. Two sessions at NESEA’s BuildingEnergy ’15 conference, “Reinventing the Water Grid” parts one and two, are out to change that.

Policy wonks have been saying for years that water is THE critical resource on our planet—even more so than energy. Yet the time and attention that we devote to water remains a fraction of that we allot to energy.

I think that the problem is that we tend to talk about water conservation and efficiency as if water is just a clone of energy. Water and energy are similar in many ways, but there are key differences; until we appreciate these differences and embrace water on its own terms, we’ll continue to dis it.

Here are the five key differences that are confusing our approach:

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BuildingGreen Hiring Entry-Level Editor

Author name: 
Tristan Roberts
Blog Category: 
Op-Ed

 Alex WilsonWant to enter a fast-paced, innovative environment producing and editing content for the world’s most trusted green building publisher?

BuildingGreen, Inc. is hiring an entry-level editor.

This person would be an essential team member for all things we do related to content and for reaching both our loyal readers and the ones who haven’t heard about us yet.

Are you excited to:

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