Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: J607ENV13

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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0009017 (meets Business Practices requirement)
Florida ECLB Course Approval Number: 0008166
(meets one hour of Technical requirement)
Oregon CCB Series B Course Approval Number: SRB0020

This one-hour online course is designed to provide the student an overview on how to build for energy efficiency. Building for energy efficiency is a process of design in which multiple disciplines and seemingly unrelated aspects of design work together for a beneficial outcome. The goal is to achieve high performance and multiple benefits at a lower cost than the total for all the components combined. This process often includes integrating green design strategies into conventional design criteria for building form, function, performance and cost. A key to successful integrated building design is anticipation of people from different specialties of design: general architecture, HVAC, lighting and electrical, interior design, and landscape design.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain energy efficiency design strategies
  • Describe passive solar design, passive solar heating and cooling
  • Discuss thermal storage strategy and daylighting
  • Identify building envelope components
  • Choose energy efficient exterior doors, storm doors and insulation

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0009017
Florida Building Code Professional (BCAIB): 0009017
Florida Electrical Contractor (ECLB): 0800335
Louisiana Residential Contractor (LSLBC): 000001
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Residential: SRA0020B
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): CILB-0009017
Georgia Construction Contractor: FCILB-0009017
Kansas Contractors: FCILB-0009017
Idaho Building Contractors: CILB-0009017
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: BTEC003
Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program: 0009017
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): 0009620
American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607ENV13
Nebraska Board of Engineers: 1111101
National Professional Engineer board: 1111101