COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FALL 2014
DCP 4941: Practicum in Sustainability and the Built Environment
Prerequisites: DCP 3220 Social & Cultural Sustainability or Departmental Approval
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Periods 2-4
Classroom: Architecture Room 423 (class location will vary)
Instructor: UF Faculty from PREC, County Extension Offices, other departments, + more
Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability in Extension Offices
Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability Data Log
Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar
Presented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, this continuing education course is a four-module webinar series developed by the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. The course is devoted to designing, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. The course is available in association with the Green Building Research Institute. It is relevant to county and city planners, landscape architects, architects, civil engineers, environmental consultants, developers, private landowners, and interested citizens. The course qualifies for the below continuing education credits:
Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's
If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler (email@example.com) to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COURSE AND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW .
Florida Energy Efficiency Loan (FEEL) Program
The FEEL program is seeking licensed Florida building professionals capable of rapidly responding to customer referrals generated through a $5 million energy efficiency finance program to provide residential property improvement services in Central Florida. Launching early in the second quarter of 2013, the University of Florida, in partnership with FAIRWINDS Credit Union, will be leveraging our building science, consumer engagement, and financial management offerings and experience to help homeowners FEEL good about their home energy lifestyle.
Qualified contractors displaying a high quality of work, a commitment to customer service, financial stability, and personal integrity may become FEEL Program “Participating Independent Contractors” through the process detailed in a free, interactive workshop. Ample time will be available for dialogue and contractor Q&A. Workshops will be scheduled for Central Florida in early to mid 2013.
The FEEL program has grown out of the Osceola Energy Initiative (www.osceola.org/go/energy) and is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy under Award Number DE-E0000800.
UF/Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Hal Knowles and Craig Miller