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The outreach efforts of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities has already helped several thousand licensed building professionals across Florida achieve their required continuing education units while promoting resource efficient design and construction practices. These course selections are continually expanding as we try to meet the needs of a growing Florida. The PREC provider numbers for each continuing education board are 1129 (CILB/BOLA/ECLB), 8074 (BOAR/ID), 1178 (BCAI), and 00108 (FBPE EXP). Below is a synopsis of courses we have offered or are currently offering.

CILB = Construction Industry Licensing Board
BOAR/ID = Board of Architecture and Interior Design (reciprocity with each other)
BCAI = Building Code Administrators and Inspectors (reciprocity with other licensing boards)
BOLA =Board of Landscape Architects
FBPE = Florida Board of Professional Engineers
ECLB = Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
CAM = Community Association Managers

Advanced Windstorms and Tree Damage – Windstorms in Florida have taken a toll not only on building structures, but the urban forest as well. Data collected since 1992, covering eight different hurricanes are represented in a PowerPoint presentation that also includes factors that may result in tree vulnerability and susceptibility during wind events. Suggestions for lessening tree damage, due to future windstorms, are included.(BOLA 0008080) 3 CEH's

Building Envelope – Reviews current and emerging construction techniques that limit building moisture and water damage. Introduces the insurance discount program and Moisture Control Checklists. (CILB/BCAI 0007947; AR 9876874; FBPE EXP 4028) 1CEH

Buildings and Moisture Control – The insurance discount program uses Moisture Control Checklist to verify certification. Program requires general and HVAC contractors to be familiar with checklist and construction methods that minimize water damage claims. Moisture Control Checklist is presented in detail.(CILB/BCAI 0009802; AR 9876873; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

Conserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Urban and Rural Environments – Because Florida is one of the fastest growing states, how urban and rural environments are designed and managed is a critical factor for the future survival of many native plant and animal species. This course focuses on residential, small commercial, and rural design and management at the subdivision or large-lot scale. People, buildings, and roads dominate the places we live, but they still offer opportunities to improve biodiversity and to minimize our impact on surrounding natural habitat. The course explores biodiversity conservation issues, concentrating on critical design and management practices during the design, construction, and post-construction phases of a planned development. While the emphasis is on new development, both within the urban core, periurban fringe, and rural fringe, the information presented here can be used to 'retrofit' existing urban communities as well as to conserve or restore rural properties that are not designated for subdivision. (BOLA 0008628; FBPE 4028) 4 CEH's

Construction Contracting Regulations The course presents the elements of the Florida Statutes (Laws) and Florida Administrative Code (Rules) that are particular to the licensing, regulation and discipline of construction contractors. Specifically, presented are elements of "Business and Professional Regulation, "Chapter 455 F.S., and "Constructing Contracting," Chapter 489 Part I, F.S. and "Construction Industry Licensing Board," Chapter 61G-4 Florida Administrative Code relating to these Statutes. (CILB 0010573) 1 CEH

Construction Operations to Reduce Environmental Impact – Reviews techniques to minimize damage to wildlife habitats, native vegetation, and other natural resources. (CILB/BCAI 0001744; FBPE 4028) 2 CEH's

Cooling Load Analysis Issues – Describes current load analysis techniques with emphasis on new construction. Differences between Manual J V7 and V8 will be discussed. Emphasis will be directed to windows, infiltration, and fresh air load calculations. Important for both general and HVAC contractors.(CILB/BCAI 0007948; AR 9876876; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

Duct Systems for Florida’s Hot, Humid Climate – Discusses correlation between IEQ problems and duct design issues. Goals include minimizing energy costs and problems relating to health issues.(CILB/BCAI 0007367; AR 9876676; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

Energy – An overview of residential energy conservation through understanding heat and moisture movement in a building, plus energy saving considerations for windows, appliances, lighting, site lay-out, and landscaping.(CILB/BCAI 0005582; AR 0007391; ID 9876549; FBPE EXP 4028) 1 CEH

Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida – Energy Efficient Construction: Review 8 key elements of energy efficient construction and identify related benefits (economic, IEQ, comfort, durability…) Topics include: Building as a System; Air Leakage-Materials and Techniques; Insulation-Materials and Techniques; Windows and Doors; Design for Cooling and Heating (HVAC) System Efficiency; Duct Systems for Florida's Hot, Humid Climate; Domestic Water Heating; Appliances and Lighting; and Siting and Passive Design Features (CILB/BCAI 0008991; AR 9877436; FBPE exp 4028) 8 CEH's

Florida Commercial Energy Code Compliance: Methods, Tools and Verification This course will introduce current code changes and discuss the implications of what building characteristics will likely be needed to meet the planned energy reductions. Students will learn how a building is evaluated to pass the energy code using building example case studies with the code approved software Fla Com. Individual changes will be made to illustrate how much impact specific improvements will have on energy efficiency and code compliance. (CILB; AR; FBPE 4028) 8 CEH's

Florida Residential Energy Code Compliance: Methods, Tools and Verification This course will provide students with an overview of the science of energy use contributors in buildings, energy code compliance methods, tools and field verification issues, and prepare them to address common questions. The course is comprised of three main sections-- Building Science, The Residential Florida Energy Code (including a discussion of compliance and energy saving improvement options), and Residential Energy Code Forms.(CILB; AR; FBPE 4028) 4 CEH's

Financial Regulations for Contracting This one-hour "business practices" course will review the Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code pursuant to financial responsibility and management of finance for State licensed construction contractors. The course will provide information to assist the contractor in avoiding financial problems or discipline in the operation of a contracting business. (CILB/BCAI 0009749) 1 CEH

Green Advantage The course will provide an overview of key building features that effect building performance. An overview of appropriate provisions found in the Florida Building Code is included. The course addresses the Building as a System and examines building failures due to outdoor and indoor environments through both building design and building construction techniques. An overview of green building certification programs is included, but not limited to, USGBC - LEED for Homes, NAHBA Green Building Standards, DOE/EPA Energy Star and FGBC - Green Homes Standard. (CILB / BCAI 0010514 / AR 9877732 / FBPE 4028) 8 CEH's

Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Energy Conservation: Development Impacts Under HB 697 –With the recent emergence of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and energy efficiency requirements in the comprehensive planning scheme through HB 697, comprehensive planning has entered a new era in Florida. The new statutory requirement to address greenhouse gas and energy efficiency in local comprehensive plans will pose challenges for local governments who must embrace new scientific and technological concepts and incorporate them into their local land use regulatory schemes. Similarly, land owners, built environment professionals, and developers will need to work with local governments to comply with these new statutory requirements. This workshop will explore the implications of HB 697 as a comprehensive planning matter and examine issues and best practices from other states with GHG regulations (CILB 0608308; AR 9877948; BOLA 0008608; FBPE 4028) 6 CEH's

Hurricane Mitigation Retrofits for Existing Single Family Residential Structures – This one-hour "Wind Mitigation" course will review the Department of Community Affairs', Hurricane Mitigation Manual Retrofit Techniques. The course will provide information on recognized mitigation techniques for site-built, single-family residential structures constructed prior to the implementation of the FBC.(CILB/BCAI 0010515; FBPE 4028)1 CEH

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop – To facilitate development of a disaster plan, UF has developed a new 4-hour training program for the hospitality industry. The program includes: Planning for hurricanes, fires, terrorism, and other emergency responses. Family planning and stress management in an emergency, and detailed information about recovery efforts. Wind loads on structures with design considerations including exposure categories, wind speeds, and wind-borne debris protection requirements (CAM 831197) 4 CEH's

HVAC / IEQ Case Studies – Diverse HVAC/IEQ problems will be presented with solutions. Pictures of actual situations will be presented and preferred solution discussed. (CILB/BCAI 0007950; AR 9876875; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

HVAC Systems for Florida’s Hot, Humid Climate – Discusses HVAC system design issues regulated by the new Florida Building Code and how these and other issues affect the comfort, health, and utility bills of a typical Florida home.(CILB/BCAI 0007368; AR 9876676; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

Indoor Environmental Quality – Describes building materials and conditions that contribute to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) problems along with techniques designed to minimize these problems.(CILB/BCAI 0001749; AR 9876688; ID 9876690; FBPE EXP 4028) 2 CEH's

Insulation and the Building System – A reference for understanding the building as a system with explanations of materials and techniques for creating efficient ducts and insulation. (CILB/BCAI 0001763; AR 0007392; ID 9876787; FBPE 4028) 2 CEH's