Instructor: Charles Barr

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: SRA0022B

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Course Description

This course provides an understanding of the basic planning concepts related to green building which include smart growth and the new urbanism. The course also illustrates the structure and differences between the various major green rating systems and codes.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the components of smart growth and the new urbanism and explain how each of these systems is representative of smart growth and the new urbanism
  • Describe the differences between the most popular green ratings systems such as LEED, NGBS, Green Globes, ANSI 189.1 and the IGCC
  • Distinguish why and how the IGCC is different than the other ratings systems
  • Determine which rating system or code to use in the design of buildings and sites and utilize the appropriate rating system in the design process

Instructor Bio

Charles (Chuck) Barr has more licenses than anyone we at Pace has ever come across including multiple Contractor and Electrical Contractor licenses, Building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner licenses. Chuck has held Building Official positions (CBO) in Orange City and Fernandina Beach, Florida and is also an approved Florida Building Commission Advanced course accredditor. Aside from all his construction related licenses, Chuck is a licensed fixed wing commercial flight instructor, a rotary wing flight instructor and holds a Ship Captains license, not sure if he has a fishing license.

Chuck is essentially retired at the present and probably spends most of his time completing continuing education for his multitude of licenses inside and outside the construction industry.

Florida State Certified Contractor

CGC1508079 - Unlimited General Contractor                  
CFC1426436 - Unlimited Plumbing Contractor                  
EC13002676 - Unlimited Electrical Contractor                
CAC1814258 - Unlimited Air Conditioning Contractor            

BU908 - Florida Building Code Administrator (CBO)        

PX1172 - Plans Examiner (Standard)(Commercial/Residential) Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning

BN2685 - Building Inspector (Standard)(Commercial/Residential)Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning  


IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)

Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0609399
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): CILB-0609399
Idaho Building Contractors: FCILB-0609399
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: BTEC009
Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program: 0609399
General Education: PACE-GBS-222
American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607ENV16
Nebraska Board of Engineers: 1111101
National Professional Engineer board: 1111101