Continuing Education

Outdoor Water Use Reduction using Xeriscaping


2.0 Hours CE Auto Reporting Instant Video

Overview

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Approved Hours

USGBC and AIA (HSW) approved continuing education course

This course is designed to teach people about landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment. Selecting the correct plants is not enough. The class will teach participants to apply good landscaping techniques and maintenance practices that will save them time, money, and water. This course provides real world examples to illustrate proper understanding of xeriscaping and how xeriscaping can be used in LEED to achieve a water efficient landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the difference between xeriscaping and traditional landscaping
  • Evaluate the environmental, economic, and social issues
  • Explain the seven principles of xeriscaping
  • Explore various methods of implementation
  • Describe LEED credit requirements and strategies related to xeriscaping