| Design to LEED - Technical Review for New Construction (10 hr) CE Credits: |
The LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating SystemÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â„Ã‚Â¢ is a voluntary, consensus-based program for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. The US Green Building CouncilÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â™s (USGBC) LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® is a nationally accepted guide for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. Building owners and operators who incorporate LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® in their building process have the necessary tools to deliver instant and measurable results on their buildingsÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â™ performance. Design to LEED ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â“ Technical Review for New Construction will prepare participants to pass the current version of the LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® NC exam.
The participants will be introduced to:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â¢ credit-by-credit LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® Green Building Rating SystemÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â„Ã‚Â¢ (Site, Water, Energy, Materials, Indoor Environmental Quality
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â¢ process for registering a building for LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® certification and the LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® Online forms
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â¢ Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Certified levels of LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® certification
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â¢ requirements for attaining the credits, and the documentation requirements of LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® certification
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Ã‚Â¢ solve problems that demonstrate how to apply the LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® Green Building Rating SystemÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â„Ã‚Â¢ in scenarios similar to those
on the exam
The course will discuss how design professionals can implement sustainable practices in our own discipline and business. More and more private businesses and public entities are adopting sustainability initiatives as an integral part of their operational strategy in order to maximize production efficiency and minimize waste. There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEEDÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â® certification. LEED-certified buildings:
1. Lower operating costs and increased asset value.
2. Reduce waste sent to landfills.
3. Conserve energy and water.
4. Healthier and safer for occupants.
5. Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
6. Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
7. Demonstrate an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
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