Building Exterior

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with managing grounds and exteriors, Parking Structures, Sit Utilities, Landscaping and grounds, Exterior envelope (e.g., roof, brick, masonry).
  • Demonstrate ability to assess the effect of climate and extreme environmental conditions.
  • Demonstrate ability to evaluate the performance of grounds and exterior elements.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess the need for alterations in grounds and exterior elements.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage the maintenance and custodial needs of grounds and exterior elements.

Related Courses

Title Description Organizations Competencies
Electric Vehicle Charger

Learn about Pass & Seymour’s new EV Charger.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Electrical Language

The language of lighting is complemented with this module, which addresses a number of electrical terms used throughout the lighting industry. You will learn about voltage, current, power, and energy as they are related to lamps and ballasts along with EMI, RFI, power factor, ballast factor, and THD.

Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, General Building Maintenance, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Essentials of Lighting Control

This course is intended for all audiences to promote a basic understanding of some key aspects of lighting control, with an emphasis on “how it works.” The reader is encouraged to complete the companion “Essentials of Electrical Theory” course prior to starting this course.

Assess Initial Conditions, Basic Requirements, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance, Infrastructure, Occupant Interface, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Safety, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Fiber Optics 101

This introduction to fiber optics covers the following topics: How light propagates within the fiber, How to reduce propagation attenuation (losses), and Fiber optic components (fiber types, cable types and connector types). While the objective of this course is to provide an introduction to fiber optics and fiber components, we have also included the mathematics where it is helpful to more thoroughly understand some of the technical definitions and concepts.

Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Planning, Technology, Technology Solutions
Fundamentals of Occupancy Sensors

This course provides a fundamental background on commercial occupancy sensors, including how to choose the right occupancy sensor, technologies, specifications, applications, and adjustments.

Assess Initial Conditions, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Automation Systems, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Planning, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Going Green with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

This course defines green buildings, explains the mission of the U.S. Green Building Council and the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Schneider Electric solutions for meeting the LEED requirements will also be explained.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: IEEE, AHLEI, BPI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Other Facility Systems, Planning, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

This training course provides a comprehensive examination of GFCIs and includes the following main topics: GFCI theory (how it works), relevant National Electrical Code, Leviton GFCI products, a buyer’s guide, and GFCI wiring, testing and troubleshooting.

Basic Requirements, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Planning, Safety, Technology, Technology Solutions
Introduction to the Lighting Design Process

Introduction to the Lighting Design Process covers the different phases of architectural design including getting the job, developing the program, presentations for approval, construction and post-occupancy evaluation. Learn about various lighting design techniques, how to identify user needs, and tools with which to design a space.

Assess Initial Conditions, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Planning, Technology Solutions
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

This course will cover: What LEED is, who LEED is supported by, LEED certification, LEED Rating System, and misrepresentations in the industry.

Related Standards: U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Planning, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability
LEDs and Outdoor Lighting

This narrated presentation discusses how and where LED sources may be used, compares LEDs against existing sources, discusses the issues around LED lighting and covers control of LED luminaires.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
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