LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies (Fulfills LEED Green Associate Exam Eligibility Requirement)

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart, Room 8A, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


  • (must present valid student ID)

Registration is closed

In today’s business, LEED is the language of green. Gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts fundamental to all LEED rating systems. Learn LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level and basics of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green
Associate exam.

Continuing Education: AIA/CES HSW/SD LU: 7; CSI (CEU): .7; BOMI (CPD): 7; IFMA (CFM/FMP): 7. This course meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

The LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies
workshop is intended for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of LEED - including those with a stake in their company's or community's building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI's LEED Green Associate credential.

The workshop provides essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. It begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building, and a brief background on the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED, including basics of the building certification process. The core of the workshop presents LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level - across building types and rating systems - touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project cases. Key LEED metrics and LEED referenced standards are addressed throughout the workshop. Interactive activities within the course keep you engaged and reinforce what you've learned.
Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key components of the LEED Rating System.
  • Discuss overall LEED Certification process.
  • Describe the intents and associated concepts of each LEED credit category.
  • Explain regulations, recognitions and incentives related to each credit category.
  • Recognize successful LEED strategies and measurements for achieving credit category goals.

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.
  • Continuing education for 7 hours of instruction directly reported to AIA and CSI.
  • Certificate of completion for self-reporting to other professional organizations.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
Course Instructor:
Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, USGBC LEED Faculty
Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Co.

NOTE: As of January 1, 2010, this course does not meet the requirements for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program and is no longer approved for GBCI CE Hours. However, this course will satisfy the eligibility requirement for taking the LEED Green Associate Exam.
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