Earn 7.0 LEED Specific Hours @ BD+C 251 - Understanding the BD+C LEED Rating Systems

  • Friday, April 15, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 West Mart Center, Chicago, IL 60654


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In today’s business, LEED is the language of green. Gain essential knowledge of the LEED BD+C rating systems, including credit intents, requirements, and referenced standards; synergies among credits; and foundations of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED AP BD+C exam.

Credential Maintenance Units:  GBCI CE Hours 7; GBCI CE Hours (LEED BD+C Specific) 7; AIA/CES (LU) 7; BOMI (CPD) 7; CoreNet (CPD) 7; CSI (CEU) 0.7

The BD+C 251 LEED Workshop introduces the credit intents, key elements, main requirements, and reference standards of the Green Building Design and Construction (BD+C) LEED rating systems. Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts and strategies of the following LEED rating systems: New Construction & Major Renovations (NC); Core & Shell (CS); and Schools - supporting successful green construction projects.

Led by official USGBC LEED FacultyTM who are LEED and facilitation experts, this workshop provides an understanding of the scope of the LEED BD+C rating system family, covering the distinctive aspects of each rating system within it. The course examines all prerequisites and credits in LEED BD+C's six credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials & Resources, and Innovation in Design; it also addresses Regional Priority credits. The workshop introduces all of the credits, going into detail on the goals, intents, requirements, and strategies of prerequisites and selected key credits. The course also reinforces understanding of synergies between credits, and provides an overview of the LEED certification process, including basic documentation considerations. Throughout the day, participants will engage in discussions and interactive activities based on real-life projects to enforce what is taught about LEED BD+C prerequisites, credits, and concepts.

AUDIENCE: This workshop is intended for professionals who are already familiar with LEED (see recommended prior knowledge below). It is appropriate for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of the BD+C rating systems, whether they are pursuing GBCI's LEED AP BD+C credential or simply need to apply the rating system in their job. The course addresses the needs of key stakeholders in new construction or major renovation projects, including but not limited to architects, engineers, construction professionals, contractors, landscape architects, product manufacturers, and decision makers within the real estate, investment, and legal sectors who want to better understand specifics of the BD+C rating systems.

RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: To ensure that you make the most of this workshop, you should be familiar with the concepts, elements and goals of green building and LEED. To ensure that you are, you should:
- Be an accredited LEED Green Associate or
- Have taken USGBC's LEED Core Concepts & Strategies (available self-paced online or LEED Faculty-led in-person) or be able to meet its learning objectives or
- Have read USGBC's Green Building & LEED Core Concepts Guide

www.usgbc.org/educationfor more information on these resources.

This course is eligible for the GBCI credential maintenance program and, like all USGBC LEED education programs, meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the unique aspects of the BD+C rating system family, and differences between each rating system (NC, CS, and Schools) within this family
  • Identify the minimum program requirements for the BD+C rating systems
  • Describe the goal, intent, and requirements of BD+C prerequisites and key credits
  • Identify synergies between BD+C credits
  • Plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process

What Registration Includes:

  • Instruction from official USGBC Faculty who are experts in LEED and trained in facilitation and adult learning techniques.
  • Participant workbook, interactive learning activities based on real LEED projects and a glossary of key green building definitions.
  • Option to order one print edition of the corresponding Reference Guide at a discounted rate ($145 plus taxes and S&H); no exchanges or refunds.
  • Continuing education for 7 hours of instruction directly reported to AIA and CSI.
  • Certificate of completion for self-reporting to other professional organizations, including GBCI (7 CE hours).
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Course Instructor: Michelle Halle Stern, USGBC LEED Faculty, Perkins + Will

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