BD+C 254 Series: LEED 2009 for Healthcare
“The healthcare industry is by far one of the more important sectors that can benefit from the practice of green building design and construction. Patients in green hospitals have greater emotional well-being, require less pain medication and other drugs, and have shorter hospital stays.” -- Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.
Join USGBC for this two-part webinar series, introducing LEED 2009 for Healthcare and kicking off your understanding of the distinct green building practices related to sustainable healthcare facilities. Whether you are a green building professional looking to explore the vital differences in credits between LEED 2009 for Healthcare and LEED for New Construction, or a healthcare professional looking to comprehend what this new rating system means for your facility, this webinar series will introduce and address the key facts you’ll need to understand the rating system. Part one will launch with the story of LEED 2009 for Healthcare, including a brief history on the development alongside the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC) and the unique challenges that the rating system addresses distinct from LEED for New Construction. Part two will dive into the specific credits added and modified from the LEED for New Construction rating system. Prior to registering for this webinar session, we recommend that all audiences take a listen to our LEED 2009 for Healthcare podcasts on USGBC’s Knowledge Exchange Podcast Station.
The first session in this series is approved for 1.5 hours of General (Not LEED Specific) GBCI hours as well as 1.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD hours. The second session in this series is approved for 1.5 hours of LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI hours as well as 1.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD hours.
Listed below are the sessions that are included in this series.
An Introduction to the Rating System
An Overview of the New Credits Through a Project Lens
Define the unique needs for green building in the healthcare industry
Articulate the unique issues for applying green building to healthcare facilities
Distinguish between LEED for New Construction and LEED 2009 for Healthcare
Summarize key credit intents and requirements related to LEED 2009 for Healthcare