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Pilot-Credits IPpc96: LEED Lab 1 point

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Intent

Pilot Credit Closed - Innovation Catalog Available

This pilot credit was closed on 4/21/2017, however, the credit is now available through the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use.

To provide students with the opportunity to acquire career-ready skills and knowledge through experiential learning and direct involvement in the LEED certification process. Additionally, to encourage the integration of sustainability within the operations and maintenance of existing buildings on and off campus.

Requirements

This credit is available for use by the following LEED rating systems and building types:

    v2009 and v4:
  • O+M: Existing Buildings
  • v4:

  • O+M: Schools
  • O+M: Retail
  • O+M: Data Centers
  • O+M: Hospitality
  • O+M: Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Offer at least one semester of one course for academic credit that focuses on the LEED O+M v2009 or v4 certification of the project building. The institution offering the course must be formally recognized by USGBC for its participation in LEED Lab. The course must provide students the opportunity for direct involvement in LEED certification process activities.

Documentation Requirements

General

Complete the feedback survey:
Pilot Credit Survey

Credit Specific

1. USGBC Recognition Letter
2. Course description and/or syllabus. The documentation must confirm that the course focus was the LEED project building under review.

About

LEED Lab is a multidisciplinary immersion course that utilizes the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens. To learn more about hosting a LEED Lab course, visit the Center for Green Schools website.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

Pilot Credit Closed - Innovation Catalog Available

This pilot credit was closed on 4/21/2017, however, the credit is now available through the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use.

To provide students with the opportunity to acquire career-ready skills and knowledge through experiential learning and direct involvement in the LEED certification process. Additionally, to encourage the integration of sustainability within the operations and maintenance of existing buildings on and off campus.

Requirements

This credit is available for use by the following LEED rating systems and building types:

    v2009 and v4:
  • O+M: Existing Buildings
  • v4:

  • O+M: Schools
  • O+M: Retail
  • O+M: Data Centers
  • O+M: Hospitality
  • O+M: Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Offer at least one semester of one course for academic credit that focuses on the LEED O+M v2009 or v4 certification of the project building. The institution offering the course must be formally recognized by USGBC for its participation in LEED Lab. The course must provide students the opportunity for direct involvement in LEED certification process activities.

Documentation Requirements

General

Complete the feedback survey:
Pilot Credit Survey

Credit Specific

1. USGBC Recognition Letter
2. Course description and/or syllabus. The documentation must confirm that the course focus was the LEED project building under review.

About

LEED Lab is a multidisciplinary immersion course that utilizes the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens. To learn more about hosting a LEED Lab course, visit the Center for Green Schools website.

LEEDuser expert

Batya Metalitz

USGBC
Technical Director, LEED

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