Attend LEED workshops at Greenbuild 2014 and earn up to 7 hours of continuing education credit. Many workshops also qualify for LEED-specific hours.


All USGBC LEED education programs meet eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate, and many meet credential maintenance requirements for the Green Associate and LEED AP credentials. USGBC workshops are taught by our skilled LEED Faculty and experienced LEED practitioners who are also trained facilitators.

   
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  LD01: v4 BD+C Rating System Review
Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction rating systems. Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies within the Building Design and Construction rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process. Synergies and differences to the Interior Design and Construction rating systems will also be addressed. Throughout the day, expert practitioners will engage with you in discussions and interactive activities based on real LEED projects.  
     
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21    
  
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM     
 
Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating systems. Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process. Throughout the day, expert practitioners will engage with you in discussions and interactive activities based on real LEED projects.

     
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21    
  
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM     
 
Gain a foundational understanding of the performance criteria for designing and assessing sustainable electricity systems. This course is an interactive opportunity for professionals to learn how to maximize smart grid benefits for both facilities and consumers. Microgrid and smart grid experts will address applications at the building, campus and bulk grid scale and discuss how utilities, regulators, consumers, and the private sector can work together to accelerate electricity system improvements. This course provides an essential foundation and qualifies you to take the PEER Professional course.
     
Tuesday, Oct. 21    

 
8:30am-12:30pm    
    

 
LD04: Intro to v4 Rating Systems
Gain broad insight and establish a foundation for adopting LEED v4 into your green building practice. Explore common themes in this new rating system such as synergies within the rating system, integrative process, and the role of performance. Expert practitioners will review new resources designed to improve green building practices and encourage projects to invest in strategies that reduce impact, and have a positive effect on their surroundings. Participants will take an in-depth look at the system goals and how these concepts are visible in all parts of the LEED v4 rating system.

    
 Monday, Oct. 20 & Tuesday, Oct. 21 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    
    

 
LWG: LEED for Homes: Green Rater Training
The Green Rater Training is designed to prepare qualified participants to provide verification services on LEED BD+C: Homes and LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise projects; each LEED BD+C: Homes and LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise project is verified through third-party onsite verification by a Green Rater. The Green Rater Training is mandatory for professionals pursuing the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate.

This is a two-part training:

Part 1 of the training consists of five self-guided online training modules that introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of a LEED for Homes Green Rater, discuss applicable technical concepts, discuss verification specifics for various building types, and introduce the participant to the tools and resources that Green Raters will use. You will receive an e-mail with access to Part 1 upon registering for the two-day instructor-led workshop.

Part 2 consist of a two-day instructor-led workshop. This highly interactive workshop builds upon the material presented in the online course, further preparing you to rate on LEED for Homes projects, and delving deep into the verification services you will provide.

Following the training, participants will be eligible to register and take the LEED for Homes Green Rater exam administered through the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Once passing the exam, the Green Rater In-training will proceed to complete the required mentorship. Upon successful completion of the mentorship, the participant will be awarded the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate.
     
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21    
  
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM     
 
LD06 Integrative Design: The Key to Cost Effective Green Projects
This workshop examines how the integrative design process can produce green buildings that cost less to build than conventional construction. It covers integrative design from its conceptual underpinnings to actual case studies, including a step-by-step process for implementing this approach. The workshop begins by looking at natural systems as a model for whole systems thinking. Following this conceptual overview, case studies from constructed projects are presented as concrete examples. This is followed by a description of the basic elements of integrative design and how to define project intentions in order to integrate them with purpose, including an examination of how to shift our mental model to embrace systems thinking in order to move beyond green buildings toward regenerative design and development. The course then presents a step-by-step outline of how to implement the integrative design process from the Proposal and Pre-design phases through construction delivery and operations phases, concluding with a case study example of how to neutralize first costs, while achieving high performance and integrating LEED® credits. Much of the course content is derived from The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, a ground-breaking book co-authored by the presenter, published in 2009.
     
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21    
  
8:30 AM - 12:20 PM     
 
LD07 LEED Green Associate Exam-Prep Overview
The LEED Green Associate Exam-Prep Overview provides participants with a general overview of sustainable design, construction, and operations for commercial and residential buildings. This half-day workshop introduces participants to helpful hints on how to be successful on the LEED Green Associate exam by demonstrating the LEED Green Associate Knowledge and Task Domains. Those with little to no LEED project experience will gain new perspective on key concepts including stakeholder involvement and public outreach.
     
     
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21    
  
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM     
 
LD08 LEED AP BD+C Exam-Prep Overview
LEED AP BD+C Exam-Prep Overview provides participants with insight into the nuances of the LEED Building Design and Construction rating system. In this half-day workshop the presenter will review the skills required to guide and participate in integrative design, as well as the LEED application and certification process. Participants will be introduced to helpful hints on how to be successful on the LEED AP BD+C Specialty exam by explaining the LEED AP BD+C Knowledge and Task Domains
     
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