Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie Used an Apple computer Listened to a hip-hop CD Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who's recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed -- and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late.This Start Your Own Business class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate course provides the foundational concepts and standards for the residential, commercial and institutional green building industry. This course prepares students to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam and forms the foundation for a career as a LEED Professional. Course content covers green building core concepts and strategies, sustainable thinking and implementation, LEED standards and rating systems, and an overview of the LEED Green Associate credentialing exam.What does a green home look like What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget The answers to these questions and more are found in Green Building for Contractors Level 1, a course dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This course is a highly practical resource and explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this course is the perfect nuts and bolts guide to environmentally-sound homes.Finally, a course that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes Green Building for Contractors Level 2 with the International Residential Code . One of the first courses of its kind on the market, this indispensable course takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this course will help the student make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Premier that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for students to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The course then moves to a review of the IRC identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this course is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green.Green Marketing Management helps individuals make informed decisions about choices that impact the environment. This insightful course provides a thorough introduction to the emerging field of green marketing management, including a useful exploration of the integral relationships among marketing strategy and action, macroeconomic sectors, and the environment. In addition to providing a detailed look at many green strategies, from environmentally friendly supply chains to the environmental implications of product creation, the course reviews the evolution of marketing and devotes considerable attention to the conditions for potential consumers to act in an ecologically responsible manner.
This training program combines a five course training track:
Start your own Business
Leed Green Associate
Green Building for Contractors Lvl 1
Green Building for Contractors Lvl 2
Green Marketing Management
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity
Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategy
Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy
Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts
Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it
Comprehend the principles of the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED standards and ratings
Identify strategies for efficiently using energy, water, and other resources in the building industry
Identify methods for promoting occupant health and productivity in indoor environment design
Identify principles for reducing waste, pollution, and environmental degradation in the building industry
Comprehend the principles of sustainable thinking, iterative and innovative design, and the implementation process
Define the core elements of sustainable home design
Identify strategies for conservation of materials and controlling job waste
Identify the elements of energy conservation
Comprehend features of using natural or renewable materials
Comprehend methods for maintaining a green home
Define green construction materials, methods, and standards
Identify considerations for green site and building planning
Identify green materials and the construction of walls and floors
Identify options for green roofing, ceiling, and windows
Identify the steps for installing electrical and plumbing systems
Define the core elements of strategic green planning
Comprehend the environmental effects of consumption
Identify strategies to deliver value via a sustainable supply cycle
Identify features of consumption in households and industries
Identify the steps for reporting the economic and environmental value of green marketing
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What are my payment options?
Click the Financing link at the top of this page for financing information.
What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Upon successful completion of the LEED Green Associate course, students will be prepared to sit for the U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Green Associate Certification exam to become a Certified LEED Green Associate.Upon successful completion of our Green Building for Contractors Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Green Construction Associate (CGCA).
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Mac OS Users
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iPad – iOS 5.1 (or latest)
We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels.
System will support the two latest releases of each browser. When using older versions of a browser, users risk running into problems with the course software.
Windows Users: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mac OS Users: Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Suggested Plug-ins: Flash Player, Real Player, Adobe Reader, Java