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Green Development

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Learn from the recent growth history of the state of Florida and the mechanisms used to institute Green Development.

This course introduces the engineer to the components of sustainability or “Green Development.”

In 1990-2000, Florida’s population grew by 23.5%, with an increase of 3 million people. Approximately 6,000 people move to Florida each week. Over the last 5 years, the number of new single-family detached homes built each year in the state has grown steadily from 117,310 in 2001 to 185,072 in 2004, making residential construction a primary driver of Florida’s economy (U.S. Census Bureau).

As a direct consequence of this growth, demand for energy and water is steadily increasing and Florida’s natural environment is being rapidly transformed. Growth impacts Florida in many ways, from its schools, transportation system, and affordable housing market, to the quality of life for current and future Floridians. Such development pressures make Florida an excellent target for introducing sustainability as an integrated approach to addressing the state’s environmental, economic, and social needs. This course introduces the engineer to the components of sustainability or “Green Development.”

As the course meets the NCEES continuing education guidelines of ”a course with a clear purpose and objective that will maintain, improve, or expand the skills or knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice,“ it is acceptable for credit in most jurisdictions.


Mar 01, 2026


Architecture , Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Green / Sustainability





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PDH Now engineering,engineer,pdh,construction,green development,green,florida

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