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Environmental Training

The Environmnental Compliance library will help satisfy and standardize all your environmental compliance training needs. Training is done 100% online so you can access your courses anytime with just a computer and Internet. The courses come with a printable certificate upon completion.

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Course Title Hours Price

Course Description

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 3hr 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.

  • Pavement lifecycle
  • Pervious vs. impervious pavement
  • Albedo or Reflectivity of pavement
  • Pavement materials
  • A materials program
  • Material applications
3 $105

Course Description

This 3 – hour 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.

  • Citywide landscape planning
  • Maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and ecology
  • Landscapes capable of high rates of stormwater absorption, infiltration, and treatment
  • Tree planting for quantity, density and diversity
  • Turfgrass reduction
  • Plant selection
  • Designing water – efficient landscapes
  • Pest Management
3 $105

In this module we will cover how plumbing systems have evolved from being a simple means of distributing water and collecting wastes into increasingly sophisticated systems that must also address environmental concerns. The design of a plumbing system must incorporate not only traditional issues of sanitation, flow, and pressure, but also environmentally based preferences for recycling wastewater, use of non – utility water, and different treatments for potable and nonpotable water.

New technologies, responses to water efficiency concerns, and community – based water quality goals pose numerous challenges for 21st Century plumbing design. These challenges are often exacerbated by stresses induced by rapid development.

Instrutor:

Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile:
Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

1 $35

In this module we will review a critical component of high performance design and construction is adequate planning for the efficient operation and maintenance of a building and its systems. Design strategies that address operations and maintenance (O&M) issues can result in reduced custodial costs and lower energy consumption. Exposure to physical and chemical hazards, toxins, odors, and potential asthma ‘triggers’ can be reduced or eliminated. Efficient operation and maintenance also enhances the indoor environment and may contribute positively to the occupant’s well being and productivity.
To achieve successful operations and maintenance, it is important to ensure that planned systems and strategies are consistent with available resources.

Instructor:

Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile:
Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

1 $35

In this module we will reivew the process of selecting materials and products for high performance buildings involves consideration of environmental and health issues in addition to more traditional criteria such as cost, durability, performance, and aesthetics. While methods for evaluating products based on these criteria are still evolving, the number of available building products with improved environmental and health characteristics has been steadily increasing. Markets are responding to meet the demands of government, businesses, and consumers who are increasingly aware of health and environmental concerns. Because of the complexities surrounding evaluation of appropriate materials, consultants should have a working familiarity with the key health and environmental issues associated with specific material types. This dynamic and growing field includes new concepts in materials assessment such as embodied energy and product life cycle assessment.

Instrutor:

Andrew O. Manzini Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile: Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

1 $35

Course Description

In this module we will review how high performance buildings reflect a concern for the total quality of the interior environment. By definition, they provide supportive ambient conditions, including thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality, visual comfort, and appropriate acoustical quality.
Air temperature, mean radiant temperature, air speed, and humidity are all factors that affect thermal comfort. Dissatisfaction with thermal conditions is the most common source of complaints in office buildings.

Instrutor:

Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile:
Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

1 $35

Course Description

In this module you will explore today’s world view of energy efficiency is very different from the energy conservation mentality of the 1970s, which is recalled by those of us who were around then as a time of long lines at the gas pumps and diminished comfort in our homes and places of work. The energy efficiency model of today involves benefits, not sacrifices. In high performance buildings, energy efficient design begins with a methodical reduction of the building’s heating and cooling loads – those imposed by climate and those generated by people and equipment. With all loads minimized, mechanical systems are then selected based on highest output for lowest fuel consumption.

The new efficiency means optimizing the performance of each of the building’s components and systems both individually and in interaction with other energyconsuming systems – air conditioning, lighting, domestic hot water, etc. This is known as the practice of ‘design integration.’ In tandem with other energy efficient practices, building systems integration can provide excellent returns on the initial investment. Current practice also embraces the use of renewable energy technologies that reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and help alleviate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Instrutor:

Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile:
Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

2 $70

In this module we’ll review the commissioning process assures the building owner that the equipment, systems, and controls providing light, heat, cooling, and ventilation are effectively working together in conformance with design intent. Commissioning determines whether the systems need to be adjusted to improve efficiency, indoor air quality, and acoustic performances.
The commissioning process encompasses-but also surpasses-the normal testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) activities commonly performed in inspections. Commissioning also involves comprehensive functional testing to determine how well mechanical and electrical systems work together. Because so many building systems are now integrated, a deficiency in one component can result in substandard operation and performance among other components. In general practice, a commissioning agent assists the construction team in substantively reducing and eliminating defects before the building is turned over to its occupants. Commissioning may also occur based on a partial system upgrade.

Instructor:

Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier.

Profile:
Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

1 $35

Package Description

Green Building is rapidly becoming mainstream, mostly due to increasing environmental concerns, a desire to develop healthier structures, and increasing regulation from the permitting authorities. This 1 – hour introductory interactive online course examines Green Building in relation to the use of steel as a primary structural building material, its inherently recyclable nature, and its efficiency of assembly. The course also covers manufacturing of the material and types of building suitable for steel construction.
The course wraps up with information on building certification, including a summary of LEED programs.

The Participant will be able to:

  • Describe how Steel differs from Wood as a building material.
  • Explain the Green attributes of Steel in construction
  • Discuss the manufacturing of steel framing materials
  • List the kinds of buldings that are suitable for steel construction
  • Discuss the LEED ratings applicable to steel construction

This is the first course in the Green Building With Steel series that focuses on the application and technical aspects of Steel Design and Construction.

  • Material Attributes, Manufacturing, Applications and LEED Ratings
  • Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors
  • Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing
  • Framing with Steel Studs
  • Insulation and Waterproofing
  • Erecting an Engineered Steel House
  • Commercial Applications
1 $35

Package Description

This 2 – hour interactive online course examines Green Building in relation to the use of steel as a primary structural building material, its inherently recyclable nature, and its efficiency of assembly. Particular focus is on what the builder, and crafts need to know regarding the various metal components that make up steel framing. The course also covers light gauge steel framing, structural and non – structural walls, details of assembly, steel flooring systems and fasteners.

The Participant will be able to:

  • List the benefits of Light Gauge Steel framing
  • Recognize typical cold – formed steel sections for framing
  • Understand common steel framing terms
  • List the basic steel framing components
  • Explain how to build an interior non – structural wall
  • Explain lod bearing and curtain wall applications
  • Describe residential applications for steel materials
  • Understand proper steel construction methods and details of assembly
  • Understand residential steel flooring systems
  • Use the proper screws and fasteners for steel framing

This is the third course in the Green Building With Steel series that focuses on the application and technical aspects of Steel Design and Construction.

  • Material Attributes, Manufacturing, Applications and LEED Ratings
  • Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors
  • Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing
  • Framing with Steel Studs
  • Insulation and Waterproofing
  • Erecting an Engineered Steel House
  • Commercial Applications
2 $70

Package Description

This 3 – hour interactive online course examines Green Building in relation to the use of steel as a primary structural building material, its inherently recyclable nature, and its efficiency of assembly. Particular focus is on Cold – Formed Steel Framing, and what the builder, crafts and inspectors need to know regarding the key elements that make up steel framing, plus techniques to fit plumbing and electrical components.

The Participant will be able to:

  • Describe how Steel differs from Woods as a building material.
  • Explain the Green attributes of Steel in construction
  • Discuss the difference between steel framing and conventional framing
  • List the basic steel framing components
  • Recognize how steel framing affects the work of framers, plumbers and electricians
  • Recognize steel framing tools and their proper application
  • Use the proper fasteners for the job
  • Understand proper steel construction methods and details of assembly
  • Recognize the Plumbing and Electrical considerations in steel framing
  • Understand the appropriate codes as they pertain to steel framing

This is the second course in the Green Building With Steel series that focuses on the application and technical aspects of Steel Design and Construction.

  • Material Attributes, Manufacturing, Applications and LEED Ratings
  • Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors
  • Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing
  • Framing with Steel Studs
  • Insulation and Waterproofing
  • Erecting an Engineered Steel House
  • Commercial Applications
3 $105

Package Description

This 3 – hour interactive online course examines Green Building in relation to the use of steel as a primary structural building material, its inherently recyclable nature, and its efficiency of assembly. Particular focus is framing with steel studs using Cold Formed Steel (CFS) and the various methods of building an exterior and interior frame.

The Participant will be able to:

  • List the advantages of Cold Formed Steel (CFS) framing
  • Recognize typical cold – formed steel sections for framing
  • Understand common steel framing terms
  • List the basic steel framing components
  • Understand the design of a steel house wit CFS framing
  • Explain how to build an interior non – structural wall
  • Explain load bearing and curtain wall applications
  • Describe residential applications for steel materials
  • Understand proper steel construction methods and details of assembly
  • Apply proper insulation on steel structures
  • Use the proper tools, screws and fasteners for steel framing
  • Address how to approach pressure treated wood and steel framing

This is the fourth course in the Green Building with Steel series that focuses on the application and technical aspects of Steel Design and Construction.

  • Material Attributes, Manufacturing, Applications and LEED Ratings
  • Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors
  • Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing
  • Framing with Steel Studs
  • Insulation and Waterproofing
  • Erecting an Engineered Steel House
  • Commercial Applications
3 $105

Course Objective:

High performance buildings maximize operational energy savings; improve comfort, health, and safety of occupants and visitors; and limit detrimental effects on the environment. This program provides instruction in the new methodologies that form the underpinnings of high performance commercial and municipal buildings. Coverage includes how these practices may be implemented within existing frameworks of municipal capital project administration and facility management.

These Guidelines promote careful study of all stages in project development to ensure the fiscal integrity of the commercial project. They also encourage the formulation of responsible budgets at the planning stage. Further, they help the design team to identify any high performance cost premiums (together with cost savings) and to justify them to the Owner’s satisfaction. This course is valuable to those in Architecture, Project Management, and Engineering who will likely be involved in developing applications for LEED certification for their buildings.

Course Topics:

After completing this course you will be able to:.

  • Describe Green Building Principles and Practices as they apply to Commercial Buildings
  • Recognize how to raise expectations for the facilities performance.
  • Implement these improved practices that improve the capital budgeting design and construction practices, thus promoting investments that make economic and environmental sense.
  • Implement these improved practices through:
    • Comprehensive pilot high performance building efforts
    • Incremental use of individual high performance strategies on projects of limited scope.
  • Create partnerships in the design and construction process around environmental and economic performance goals.
  • Save money through reduced energy and material expenditures, waste disposal costs and utility bills.
  • Improve the comfort, health, and well being of building occupants and public visitors.

Design buildings with improved performance that can be operated and maintained within the limits of existing resources.

8 $250

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)is a third – party green building certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high – performance green buildings and neighborhoods.

LEED promotes a whole – building approachto sustainability by recognizing high performance in a number of areas. LEED Green Associate is intended for a professional audience beyond design professionals to include supporting roles.

LEED Referenced standards include American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). For instance, LEED frequently references ASHRAE standards to establish guidelines for acceptable air quality and energy use.

There are no significant differences in average cost of green buildings vs. non – green building counterparts. However, if components were implemented individually and later in the course of construction, costs then start to increase incrementally. This course brings these and other insights to you in preparing you for the Green Associate Exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between various different LEED classifications.
  • Discuss what must be done before submitting a Credit Interpretation Ruling (CIR).
  • Calculate a simple payback analysis.
  • Identify the credit categories in the New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System.
  • Distinguish between gray and black water.
  • Name the prerequisites and credits for Energy and Atmosphere.
  • Summarize the intentions of the Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance prerequisite.
  • Discuss the aim of the Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control requirement.
  • Identify key terms in the Operations and Maintenance Reference Guide.
  • Calculate for project floor space.
  • Compare a single purpose entity (SPE) and a relational contract.
  • Plan and prepare adequately for the Green Associate exam.

Lesson 1: LEED Synergistic Opportunities and the LEED Application Process, Part 1

  • Introduction
  • Green Resources
  • LEED Professional Credentials
  • LEED Green Associate Exam
  • LEED Rating Systems

Lesson 2: LEED Synergistic Opportunities and the LEED Application Process, Part 2

  • Credit Categories
  • LEED Certification Process
  • Credit Interpretation Rulings
  • Costs of Building Green
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis

Lesson 3: Project Site Factors and Water Management

  • New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Community Connectivity
  • Site Development
  • Stormwater and Heat Effects
  • Water Efficiency

Lesson 4: Project Systems and Energy Impacts

  • Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
  • Commissioning
  • Energy Performance
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Refrigerant Management
  • On – Site Renewable Energy

Lesson 5: Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials

  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Daylight and Views
  • Construction Phase
  • Operations and Maintenance

Lesson 6: Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation

  • Integrated Project Team Criteria
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Multi – Party Agreements
  • Pre – Design Phase
  • Study Plan
4 $199

Description:

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right – to – Know Act (EPCRA) are designed to help federal, state, local authority and community to effectively prepare for and respond to chemical accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances. This course covers in detail the background, purpose, and requirements of CERCLA and EPCRA. It describes the initiatives and programs supported by the law. It prepares you to use Toxic Chemical Release Inventory analysis data, follow all reporting requirements, and identify liabilities for reporting requirement violations.

3 $75

Description:

This course provides essential knowledge and understanding of EPA regulations relating to hazardous wastes such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), RCRA, EPCRA, TSCA and CERCLA.

24 $499

Description:

This course discusses different important sections of the Clean Water Act. The major component of the Clean Water Act is the NPDES Permit Program. The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging pollutants through a point source into the water of the United States unless they have an NPDES permit. This course also provides basic information about the NPDES Permit Program, guidelines for permit writers, and the most updated EPA regulations regarding the NPDES Program. In addition, this course also covers water quality standards, TMDL Programs, and wetlands as described under CWA.

4 $95

Description:

The Clean Air Act describes the legislative history regarding the reduction of atmospheric pollution. The United States Congress first passed the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, then the Clean Air Act in 1963, followed by amendments in 1966, the Clean Air Act Extension in 1970, and further amendments in 1977 and 1990. This course discusses the goals and importance of the Clean Air Act through its legislative history. Amendments have been implemented to these Acts, especially the 1990 Amendments which are covered in great detail in this course. This course also covers how the Clean Air Act is designed to protect people and how well that goal has been accomplished. In addition, the course describes the purpose and requirements of the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program and the Title V permit program. The course ends with the Clear Skies Legislation which was proposed to reduce power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), and mercury.

2 $45

Course Title:

Stormwater Management During Construction

Category:
Construction & Environmental.

Course Description

This course has been developed for the Erosion Control Supervisor Responsible for the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the control of erosion and sedimentation at construction sites.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of erosion and sedimentation.

  • Describe the installation requirements for BMPs for erosion and sediment control .

  • Describe BMPs to control sources of pollution on construction sites.

  • List the duties of the Erosion Control Supervisor.

TOPICS COVERED: .

  • Regulatory Requirement.

  • The Problem of Erosion and Sedimentatio.

  • Best Management Practices for Erosion Contro.

  • Best Management Practices for Sediment Contro.

  • Materials Handling and Waste Managemen.

  • REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 8 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Quizzes – All quizzes must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson.
    Final Exam – Final Exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.

8 $95

Description:

This course presents an in – depth view of the federal requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. It also provides a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. Thus, this course includes such information as the current SPCC regulations, contingency plans, facility response plan, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.

2 $45

Description:

This course provides an in – depth review of the federal requirements for SPCC plans and a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. This course provides information about the current SCPP regulations, contingency plans, facility response plans, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.

2 $45

Course Objective:

Green Building is rapidly becoming mainstream, mostly due to increasing environmental concerns, a desire to develop healthier structures and increasing regulation from permitting authorities. This course takes a close look at green building in relation to main aspects of design and construction, including issues dealing with sites, landscaping, foundations, frames, exterior finishes, plumbing, appliances, insulation, ventilation, windows, finishes, and flooring.

This course is particularly valuable to individuals who need an overview of Green Building as it relates to new residential construction. This includes fields such as construction worker or manager, realtor, house inspector, landscape architects, interior designer, HVAC specialist, facility manager, mechanical engineer and civil engineer.

Occupational Outlook:

Green jobs have been growing rapidly in the US. According to a recent report by the Pew Charitable Trust, green jobs have increased by over 9% a year since 2000, compared just 3% for the overall economy. This trend is expected to continue as spending on new green construction and on green renovation is expected to double over the next 5 years. Those whose jobs include building, maintaining or selling residential or commercial properties are well advised to get training on green techniques in order to be prepared for the changes that are coming.

Course Topics:

After completing this course you will be able to.

  • Describe Green Building principles and practices
  • Discuss Green Energy Management and Optimization
  • Explain Sustainable Design concepts
  • Implement Green Building Design Principles
  • Describe Green Construction techniques
  • Choose Certification options for both individuals and the organization

This course concludes with information on testing, certification, and accreditation, including a look at the LEED program and the NAHB Green Home Certification Program.

4 $105

Description:

This course explains the history of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), its structure and its key elements that provide the framework for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comprehensive waste management program. The course discusses the specific requirements of various types of facilities that treat, store, transport or dispose of hazardous waste.

4 $95

Description:

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is designed to track hazardous waste from cradle to grave. Under RCRA, hazardous waste generators are the first link in the cradle – to – grave hazardous waste management system. This Module covers RCRA Regulations relating to Generators, Containers, and Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP). The goal of HWMP is to handle hazardous waste in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner and to comply with RCRA regulations.

2 $45

Description:

This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggest precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards. Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the roles of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California state department in managing hazardous wastes. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program in managing hazardous wastes from “cradle to grave,” i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.

8 $99

Description:

This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover the various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggest precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards. Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the role of the individual states in controlling hazardous wastes. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program, which the EPA has developed to manage hazardous wastes from “cradle to grave,” i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.

8 $99

Course Description:

The NAMP certified mold inspector provides services to identify potential mold infestation in a house or building. This course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge about Fungi and the potential health risks of toxigenic mold. You will learn the different ways to inspect for and control mold infestation, while ensuring your safety during the process.

This course will explain the different tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) used during the inspection process. For each area of a house or building, the course will detail what to inspect, how to access it, and the sampling methods to use if mold is indicated. The course will also explain the testing procedures and legal requirements used by an AIHA certified laboratory. Last, you will learn how to interpret the results of laboratory testing.

8 $495

Description:

Identifying hazardous wastes according to RCRA regulations helps environmental professionals to determine how the waste must be managed. This course covers identification of hazardous wastes, characteristics of hazardous wastes, and universal and miscellaneous wastes according to RCRA regulations. This course also discussed discarded material and excluded hazardous wastes in details. Apart from RCRA regulations, this course also covers Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations in details. A major objective of TSCA is to characterize and evaluate the risks posed by a chemical to humans and the environment before the chemical is introduced into commerce.

4 $95

Course Objective:

This program outlines the range of “Green” possibilities available in Infrastructure. Special consideration has been given to urban variables, such as scale, age, and proximity. Consideration has also been given to the type of infrastructure work addressed in order to illustrate practices that promise the most benefits.

It is for those involved in Infrastructure planning, design, construction and maintenance. After completing this course you will be able to:
.

  • Assess sites and identify opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMP’s)including soil testing, hydrologic analysis, vegetation assessment, and invasive species evaluation
  • Have working knowledge of a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities.
  • Understand pavement lifecycles, pervious vs. impervious pavement, albedo or reflectivity of pavement, pavement materials, devising a materials program, and different material applications.
  • Understand mechanisms to affect right – of – way construction by private utilities, technology to minimize pavement damage and degradation, and the upgrades to utility installation and maintenance.
  • Understand 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.
  • Understand construction practices such as site protection, plan development, protecting water sources and planted areas, developing waste management and recycling plans, and minimizing construction and recycling impacts.

    Course Topics:

This program includes the following modules to give the student a complete overview of Green
Infrastructure Guidelines.

  • 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 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
16 $420

Course Description

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 an eight course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities.

2 $70

Course Description

This 3 – hour 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.

  • Integrated stormwater management planning
  • Water pollution prevention
  • Construction runoff prevention
  • Surface pretreatments for filtering runoff
  • Catch basin inserts and water quality inlets
  • Detention and Infiltration structures
  • Constructed wetlands
3 $105

Whether you are someone who is truly passionate about the environment and your ecological footprint, or just looking to expand your resume, Online Institute of America offers a wide range of online courses to suit anyone needs.

In the past 10 years, green and environmental jobs have increased by 9% with no sign of slowing down. In addition, in 2010, the Obama Administration proposed a $10 Billion dollar budget to allow the EPA to create a new set of environmental programs that will be geared toward environmental preservation and protection.

Now is the perfect time to get involved in saving our planet. With the newly available knowledge and continuing studies, it has become more and more evident that the “green movement” isn’t going away any time soon.

With our online Environmental Training courses, you can easily and efficiently broaden your environmental knowledge, increase your own marketability and enter a relatively new, rapidly growing movement that has already proven to be very lucrative for many individuals, companies and industries as a whole.

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