Green buildings offer a host of environmental and economic benefits while supporting the health and well-being of their occupants. In this practical course, discover how to design, build, and operate buildings from a green perspective. Instructor Fulya Kocak Gin begins by explaining what makes a building green. Fulya then goes over the different components of green buildings, discussing resource efficiency and the importance of location and site design. In addition, she covers notable green building rating systems and credentials, including the LEED rating system. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with key information that can help you decide which aspect of green buildings—and which certification types—to focus on based on your individual priorities.