LEED v4 education: Indoor environmental quality
Indoor environmental quality (EQ) is the focus for March’s LEED v4 education. This category addresses the myriad design strategies and environmental factors—air quality, lighting quality, acoustic design, control over one’s surroundings—that influence the way people learn, work and live.
The relationship between the indoor environment and the health and comfort of building occupants is complex. Local customs and expectations; occupants’ activities; and the building’s site, design and construction are just a few of the variables that make it difficult to quantify and measure the direct effect of a building on its occupants. The EQ section balances the need for prescriptive measures with more performance-oriented credit requirements.
Three ways to learn more about LEED v4 and indoor environmental quality
LEED v4 education suites present a range of engagement opportunities in a number of formats to accommodate every learning style and schedule.
The following courses will be available free of charge for on-demand viewing for the entire month of March. Each session takes a credit-by-credit format presenting technical requirements and strategies that work to achieve them. After watching the course video, don't forget to take the quiz. Once you have passed the quiz, your hours will be reported to GBCI and AIA, and you will have access to a PDF certificate of completion.
- LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C): Indoor Environmental Quality (1.5 CE hours)
- LEED v4 Rating System Review (O+M): Indoor Environmental Quality (1.5 CE hours)
Ask the experts
"Ask the Expert" live discussion sessions provide direct access to practitioners and subject matter specialists. These WebEx Q+A sessions feature subject matter experts of whom attendees can ask questions, either during the session or submitted in advance when registering. This month, the live sessions are eligible for CE hours. Please note that only the live sessions are eligible for CE hours—the recordings will be available for reference, but will not have CE hours attached.
Register to join one of our live webinar events:
- Mar. 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET (this event is scheduled to make it accessible to additional time zones)
- Mar. 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Looking for more? Check out these resources in the web-based reference guide located within the LEED Credit Library (subscription required). Click on the videos in the right-hand column of the page. Learn more about accessing the guide.
- Understanding LEED's Approach to Low-Emitting Materials (BD+C, ID+C)
- Low-Emitting Materials Calculator Walkthrough Part 1 (BD+C, ID+C)
- Low-Emitting Materials Calculator Walkthrough Part 2 (BD+C, ID+C)
- Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance Calculator Walkthrough (BD+C, ID+C)
- Acoustic Lessons Learned from LEED for Schools (BD+C)
- Interior Lighting: Option 1 Calculator Walkthrough (BD+C)
- Interior Lighting: Documentation Tips (BD+C, ID+C, O+M)
- Interior Lighting and Energy Savings (BD+C, ID+C, O+M)
- Daylight Option 1 Simulation Method: Tips From a Daylight Modeler (BD+C, ID+C)
- Daylight—Advice from the Experts (BD+C, ID+C)
- Indoor Air Quality Management Program: I-BEAM Audits Explained (O+M)
- Natural Ventilation Documentation Case Study: Homecenter Cajica (BD+C, ID+C)
Courses in Education @USGBC:
- Speech Privacy and Sound Masking in Modern Architecture
- Sustainable HVAC: Using Air Movement in Air Conditioned Buildings
- LEED in Construction Phase (Lesson 3)—EQ Credits: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
- Integrated Daylighting and Energy Modeling
- Construction IAQ Management in LEED
- Dynamic Ventilation Reset Strategies