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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Construction

COURSE NO: C03-054
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Construction
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of current knowledge about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the construction industry. If a large number of small emissions sources within the construction industry were to adopt energy- and climate-conscious practices, aggregate emissions could be reduced substantially. This course describes opportunities for reducing emissions, including practical and low-cost changes in operations.


Because consistency and clarity in calculating emissions are important for comparing emissions within and across sectors and for companies to plan and assess progress, the course describes approaches to calculating company-specific gas emissions. Finally the course presents information on GHG inventory protocols that are publicly available and frequently used, and examines the attributes of a protocol that would be useful for companies in the construction sector.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil and construction engineers concerned with the environmental impact of construction activities.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about emissions sources
  • Comparing emissions estimates
  • Learning about subsector emissions
  • Learning about emission intensity
  • Reducing emissions through reducing fuel use
  • Reducing emissions through conserving electricity
  • Reducing emissions through reducing impacts of construction materials
  • Calculating company-specific greenhouse gas emissions
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Environmental Protection Agency document, “Potential for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Construction Sector,” as part of the EPA’s Sector Strategies Program, February, 2009.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Construction (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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