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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:44

Builders can get an edge with HCC green building crash course

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An eight-week course on the Fundamentals of Green Building will be held at Haywood Community College starting Aug. 30.

The course is designed to help construction workers and contractors land work in the emerging green construction industry. The course is offered through the JobsNOW Program and a grant from the NC Rural Economic Development Center.

The course has a classroom component that covers theories, practices, and materials used in green building, plus a Boots-on-the-Ground component at a model green home being built on the HCC campus.

Cost for the class is $350 for registration and $205 for books. The class will be offered again on Oct. 11 and Nov. 15. 828.627.4667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 828.456.6061 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For fulltime students, HCC offers a degree in Low Impact Development and a Green Building certificate.

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