Earn 7.0 O+M LEED Specific Hours @ O+M 301: Implementing the Building Operations & Maintenance LEED Rating Systems

  • Friday, August 26, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart, Club Room - 8th Floor, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


Please note that registration is non-refundable.
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Learn how to apply the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system by walking through the phases and key decision points of a typical project. Engage with experienced LEED® Faculty™ and other participants to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and rating system tools.

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

Program Description: This workshop is intended for building owners, operators and suppliers who are familiar with the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is also useful for design professionals, investors and others seeking to enhance their existing buildings with green operations. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Building Operations + Maintenance credential.

The workshop addresses LEED tools and unique aspects of the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. Workshop participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED process, as well as strategies for communicating with team members at various stages of that process. Official USGBC LEED Faculty who are LEED and facilitation experts will walk the class through the phases of a typical project, including key decisions that project teams must make and guidance on how to make them. Throughout the day, you will engage with other participants in interactive activities using case examples to enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and Rating System tools. At the end of this workshop, you should be able to apply your newfound knowledge to real-life LEED projects.

Recommended Prior Knowledge: To ensure that you make the most of this workshop, you should have the following knowledge in advance:
  • Understanding of current building operations and maintenance practices
  • Competency with the LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System, including knowledge of prerequisites and credits
  • Competency with the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Operations and Maintenance 2009 Edition, as this course will not review every LEED credit
To help you assess if this course is at the appropriate learning level for you, you should understand the fundamentals of building operations and maintenance and be able to answer the following questions in advance of taking this course:
  • Who are the parties involved in building operations and maintenance, and what are their general roles?
  • What are basic green strategies and technologies for building operations and maintenance?
  • What are the prerequisites and credits of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System, as well as their intents and requirements?
This course meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate the purpose and benefits of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system
  • Successfully develop and implement a plan for LEED certification and recertification
  • Facilitate the LEED process with all stakeholders
  • Utilize the tools available to support LEED implementation and documentation
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).
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Course Instructor: Sam Pobst, Ecometrics, LLC

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