Course Description and Credit Information

How can we create a whole energy efficient system through district energy systems, combined heat and power, microgrids, and local energy supplies?

The district energy systems are composed of a network of pipes that utilize thermal energy systems, which then optimize efficiency by aggregating the heating and air conditioning supply for multiple buildings as well as using surplus heat from power plants, industrial processes and local renewable sources that cut emissions, reduce energy consumption, and strengthen local economies. Details of these systems are tackled in this webinar.

Participants will explore the important elements that help accelerate the industry growth with energy efficient infrastructure and resilient local economies in mind.

Presented in this webinar are technology overview, pending legislation, and policy drivers as well as relevant case studies. The changing energy landscape is currently having an effect on landscape architecture worldwide, and is slowly moving into design in the United States. The use of biomass, exhausted coal burning heat energy systems, and capture of wasted resources are now being used within projects for microgrids, water, heating and cooling (indoors or outside). The capture of currently lost resource allows greater design solutions by harnessing the infrastructure that already exists.


Learning Objectives:


1. Participants will understand what excess resources are currently being wasted for energy use.

2. Participants will comprehend the value of capturing existing wasted resources and how they can be used locally within design i.e. smart cities.

3. Participants will understand how these design techniques are currently being used overseas within landscape architecture and within the US within a small but growing scale.



General Course Information:

Course Credit

1.5 CEU/CE/PDH/CH; 1.0 Credits for NJ




Pre-recorded webinar


Robert Thronton


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey

Yes; 1 Credit



New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Watch the Video

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

About this course

  • $32.95
  • 3 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content