Engineering Society of Detroit grows green building education

The Engineering Society of Detroit is diving further into the green building pool by offering two new classes on sustainable construction this summer.

The classes will focus on how to design or redesign buildings so they are more energy efficient and structurally relevant. The two courses are “Introduction to Sustainable Construction”, to be held on Aug. 12 and 13 and Sept. 9 and 10, and a HVAC and Integrated Design course on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. Both will be held at the Engineering Society of Detroit’s newly-constructed, energy-efficient headquarters in Southfield.

“We’ve been getting more and more into green construction,” says Ron Smith, director of education and community outreach for the Engineering Society of Detroit. “We’re in a great position to bring this education to our engineers.”

The courses will cover the history and background of the green building movement, the impact of green/sustainable building practices on traditional construction and design, and the certification process for LEED accreditation.

For information, call (248) 353-0735.

Source: Ron Smith, director of education and community outreach for the Engineering Society of Detroit
Writer: Jon Zemke