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Eco Building Design Online Bundle, 3 Courses

Learn to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology


Get Eco Building Design, Environmental Improvements and Business and the Environment in this Bundle

1. Eco Building Design: Learn to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology

Building biology, bio-house design, biological architecture and ecological building all refer to the construction of a building along lines of more natural, renewable resources and health of the occupants. In other words buildings become more people-friendly. It aims to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology.

Ensuring a building is constructed to meet the environmental needs of the area takes not only construction knowledge, but also skills in the art of eco-design. This course goes a long way to help provide these added skills and knowledge.

2. Environmental Improvements: Learn to formulate a plan to fulfill your organisation's environmental policy

Making Environmental Improvements is a course designed to help you formulate a plan to fulfil your organisation's environmental policy. It is one thing to create an environmental policy, but something altogether different to see it come to fruition.

This course will guide you through the process of planning and monitoring activities to achieve the objectives and targets based on the aims of your policy. Among the many topics covered will be potential obstacles and methods of overcoming them, record keeping and documentation, communication and training, as well as methods of monitoring your programme

3. Business and the Environment: Learn the principles underlying environmental management

In 1990 the concept of the environmental management system (EMS) was new to many organisations. However, it has subsequently developed very rapidly, becoming the subject of a number of international standards and schemes. The first national environmental management standard, BS7750, was published in 1992 and the European Union (or Community as it was then called) adopted the same basic approach in 1993 with the introduction of its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). An international standard, ISO 14001, replaced BS 7750 in 1996. In this course we look at how these standards and schemes have developed, the differences between them, and what benefits an organisation can expect to gain from adopting a recognised EMS.

While neither ISO 14001 nor EMAS prescribe the level of environmental performance to be achieved, they do require a commitment to continual improvement. The extent of this improvement is for the individual organisation to decide and should be quantified in objectives and targets where practicable. At first glance, continual improvement may appear to be a particularly onerous commitment, but it is vital if the environmental management system is to be seen as credible by interested parties. This course looks at the importance and benefits of continual improvement, how it can be achieved, and how some of the barriers to its achievement can be overcome.

Any organisation undertaking a programme of continual improvement needs not only to establish procedures for its work processes but also to regard all procedures, and the processes to which they relate, as being capable of improvement. This course focuses on what is involved in improving work procedures and processes in order to reduce the environmental impacts of your organisation.

A sudden environmental crisis - such as a large fire, explosion, release of toxic gas or major water pollution incident - is probably the most feared occurrence by individuals with responsibility for an organisation's environmental performance. However, slow-acting pollution incidents can create a crisis that damages not only the environment but also the organisation, both financially and in terms of its reputation - and the reputation of its products - among the public.

Emergency planning is required to deal with any incident that could result in loss of life, ill health or damage to the environment.

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

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The Environmental Management  Online Bundle, 3 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Eco Building Design

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

Course 2 - Environmental Improvements

Environmental Objectives and Targets

  • What are environmental objectives and targets?
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets

Developing an Environmental Management Programme

  • The purpose of the environmental management programme
  • Drawing up an environmental management programme
  • Overcoming obstacles to the programme
  • Financial resources for implementing the programme
  • Environmental documentation

The Role of the Individual

  • Environmental responsibilities
  • Raising awareness and motivation
  • Training to increase skills and knowledge

Monitoring the Environmental Management Programme

  • The purpose of monitoring environmental performance
  • Types of performance indicator
  • Monitoring of specific aspects
  • Corrective action

Course 3 - Business and the Environment

Environmental Management Systems, Schemes and Standards

  • 1.1 Environmental management principles
  • 1.2 Environmental management systems and standards
  • 1.3 Main elements of EMAS
  • 1.4 Main elements of ISO 14001
  • 1.5 Strategic environmental management
  • 1.6 Integrated management

Continual Improvement

  • 2.1 What is continual improvement?  
  • 2.2 Benefits of improved environmental performance
  • 2.3 Challenges to the implementation of an improvement programme
  • 2.4 The importance of commitment
  • 2.5 Implementing a continual improvement programme
  • 2.6 Sustainable development

Working Methods

  • 3.1 The importance of environmental procedures
  • 3.2 Assessment of procedures and processes
  • 3.3 Implementing changes to procedures and processes

Response to Damage to the Environment

  • 4.1 Fire, explosion  and toxic gas releases
  • 4.2 Contaminated land
  • 4.3 Pollution of surface water
  • 4.4 Emergency plans

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OAEBDD3CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate