This full course is designed for professionals who are somewhat familiar with the LEED Rating System, but who are looking to go beyond the basics to gain a deeper understanding of the unique processes involved with managing a LEED project, including documenting several of the most common credits from start to finish.
In order to successfully contribute to a LEED project, it is important to have an understanding of how the LEED process integrates within a typical design and construction schedule.
This LEED-specific course is for professionals who are somewhat familiar with LEED but are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the unique processes involved with managing a LEED project.
In this module, participants will learn how to perform a preliminary LEED evaluation, also called a preliminary LEED ‘Charrette’.
Achieving sustainability goals requires tapping into synergies between different building components and team members need to align their expertise towards common goals.
Sustainable landscapes need to be planned the same way as any green project- using a well-defined methodology. Various environmental impacts of landscapes need to be assessed and measured.
Dive really deep into the integrative design process with your guide: Marcus Sheffer, one of the foremost experts on the topic (he also happens to have helped write the LEED v4 Integrative Process credit language).
With LEED v4, the U.S. Green Building Council did a “reboot” of the LEED rating system. Every credit category is filled with reinvented or completely new credits and prerequisites. The new LEED emphasizes an integrated process over checking easy credit boxes.
Tommy Linstroth of Green Badger explains how to do decide which construction-related LEED credits to upgrade to v4.1.
Whole-building life-cycle assessment (WBLCA) can help project teams reduce embodied carbon as well as many other environmental impacts of building materials.