Tampa, FL, November 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- New interactive offerings let design professionals earn Level 1 University of Tennessee Online Certificate in Sustainable Design & Green Buildings.
With “Green Design: Designing Relationships to Nature” and “Green Design: Perspectives on Innovation,” RedVector.com, Inc., and the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design are excited to announce that the full 10 hours of required courses students need to complete a Level 1 University of Tennessee Online Certificate in Sustainable Design and Green Buildings are online.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the first design professionals earn their Level 1 UT Certificates in Sustainable Design and Green Buildings,” says Tom Wallace, CEO of RedVector. “The faculty at The College of Architecture and Design began building knowledge on these topics long before ‘green’ was in style – so it was exciting for us to work with pioneers of the green movement now that these practices have become critical. Bringing that expertise to an online format, designing a program and making it accessible to thousands of architects and engineers is a true milestone.”
“Green Design: Designing Relationships to Nature” is an intermediate-level, highly conceptual course that asks the central question “How do I design to place people into rich and significant relationships with nature?” The course “Green Design: Perspectives on Innovation” attempts to clarify the “Innovation in Design” credit requirement in the LEED structure and present students with ways to achieve it.
These are the ninth and tenth courses in RedVector’s University of Tennessee Certificate in Sustainable Design and Green Buildings Level 1 program, which delivers 25 hours of online, interactive training designed to deepen students’ knowledge of the LEED measurement system, broaden their sustainable design skills, and start them thinking about green strategies. Students who purchase the certificate program are also given access to free LEED AP exam prep materials. RedVector and the University of Tennessee also have Level 2 Certificates available, which allow students to focus on a specific area of green design.
RedVector sets the standard of excellence in online continuing education for licensed and certified professionals in the engineering, architectural, construction and long-term healthcare industries. With an online library exceeding 1,000 courses, authored by more than 100 subject matter experts and spanning all 50 states, RedVector serves more than 600,000 design and construction professionals. The recipient of numerous community honors and industry awards, RedVector was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For further information call 1-866-546-1212 or visit www.redvector.com.
About The UT College of Architecture and Design
Consistently ranked as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by Princeton Review, UT offers graduate degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture with Concentrations in Sustainable Design at the professional and post-professional levels. The College was the first to adopt the 2010 Imperative for Architectural Education put out by the Architecture 2030 organization. Ecological literacy is taught across the curriculum in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty have won numerous teaching and educational research awards in the field of sustainable design.
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