Greening of Competency Models

Construction – Commercial and Industrial

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Construction – Commercial and Industrial

  • Abide by applicable federal, state, and local regulations and policies.

  • Safeguard the public interes.t

  • Ensure equipment and systems are operated in a manner that minimizes environmental impact.

  • Seek to upgrade processes beyond pollution control to pollution prevention.

  • Utilize advances in science and technology to upgrade levels of efficiency and environmental protection.

  • Evaluate waste of resources/materials.

  • Evaluate necessity for additional/alternative resources/materials.

  • Recognize and mitigate safety hazards including hazardous materials, environmental hazards, and accident conditions on a construction site. Follow appropriate security procedures.

  • Work to create a hazard-free, accident-free environment.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous properties of materials such as toxicity, flammability, reactivity, corrosivity, and limits of fire resistance exposure.

  • Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information to manage, use, and dispose of hazardous materials.

  • Monitor workplace/jobsite activities to comply with governmental and other applicable safety regulations such as EPA and OSHA.

  • Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information to manage, use, and dispose of hazardous materials.

  • Exhibit basic understanding of flows of heat, air, and moisture through the home and various methods used to control them.

  • Understand what is meant by “the house as a system” as it relates to the evaluation of prospective remodeling projects.

  • Have a working knowledge of the environment’s impact on the home and its occupants

  • Describe the process of “testing in/testing out” as it relates to building science and remodeling projects.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of green building practices: planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices.

  • Recognize green building trends in the commercial construction industry including use of new materials, technologies, and processes.

  • Understand the growth and impact of green building practices.

  • Explain the environmental and economic benefits of green building practices.

  • Adhere to green methods and correctly use green materials as appropriate to one’s job.

  • Minimize construction waste and demolition debris.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of elements of green construction:

      • Sustainable sites.

      • Energy efficiency.

      • Water efficiency.

      • Environmentally friendly materials and resources.

      • Recycling.

  • Observe green building standards and principles.

  • Observe local, state, and national energy efficiency requirements, incentives for new and existing buildings, and building codes.

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