ND 251: Understanding the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System (7.0 AICP CM, GBCI CE, AIA HSW/SD hours)

  • Monday, September 19, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart Conference Center, 350 West Mart Center, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
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Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact Katie at USGBC Illinois at 312-245-8300 x203.
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Gain essential knowledge of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, 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 ND exam.

Credential Maintenance Units:  AICP CM credits 7; GBCI CE Hours 7; GBCI CE Hours (LEED ND Specific) 7; AIA/CES (LU) 7; BOMI (CPD) 7; CoreNet (CPD) 7; CSI (CEU) 0.7

This workshop introduces the intent, key elements, main requirements and unique aspects of the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System. Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts and strategies behind a successful green neighborhood development.

Led by official USGBC LEED Faculty who are LEED and facilitation experts, the workshop covers the principles and benefits of green design, smart growth and New Urbanism as it relates to LEED for Neighborhood Development. It presents the background, distinctive aspects and limitations, and specific certification stages and processes of this rating system. The course provides an initial understanding of the scope of LEED for Neighborhood Development, examining all prerequisites and many credits in the rating system's three credit categories: Smart Location and Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern and Design, and Green Infrastructure and Buildings. Participants are introduced to the characteristics of site plans and projects that may be appropriate candidates for LEED certification and throughout the day, engage in discussions and interactive activities to understand core LEED for Neighborhood Development concepts, synergies, and gain insight into how LEED can help development projects realize their sustainability goals.

This course meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the prerequisites and major credit requirements of the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system
  • Explain the stages involved in the LEED-ND certification process
  • Describe the range of LEED-ND project types and strategies
  • Determine if a project is eligible for LEED-ND certification
  • Communicate unique aspects and limitations of LEED-ND
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: Eliot Allen, Criterion Planners Inc.

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