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EQ and Energy LEED Documentation Tips — From LEED Reviewers

GBCI: 0920009242

LEED reviewers want to certify your project! Learn how to make it easy for them.
Eligible for 0.5 CE HOURS.
  • 0.5 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED AP ND
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: June 17, 2016

Average: 4.1 (59 votes)
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About

In this course you’ll hear LEED reviewers who specialize in energy- and ventilation-related LEED prerequisites and credits discuss the most essential topics to completing quality documentation, including:

  • What the current energy and ventilation spreadsheets look like and how to use them.
  • How to do the same quality control check of your energy model that a LEED reviewer will do, so that you can catch mistakes first.
  • Key facets of LEED v4 energy and ventilation requirements that even experienced LEED professionals might not know about.
  • How to document your ventilation system type using USGBC’s spreadsheet.

This course also covers energy and ventilation, with a focus on the main energy efficiency and ventilation prerequisites and credits. It also touches on other issues, including renewable energy, commissioning, and natural ventilation. All LEED professionals will learn from the course, but the focus is on LEED BD&C requirements and documentation.

After watching the videos, download the Practice Exercises document and supporting handouts in the Additional Resources section on the right.

For more generalist LEED credit tips, and coverage on the most common mistakes seen on project information forms, check out the course LEED Documentation Tips — From LEED Reviewers.

Objectives

  1. Use the minimum energy performance calculator to conduct a quality control review of your energy model.
  2. Use the minimum indoor air quality performance calculator to accurately document your ventilation systems and avoid LEED reviewer questions.
  3. Provide the correct commissioning documents under LEED v4.
  4. Submit high-quality documentation of essential LEED energy and ventilation prerequisites and credits.
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BuildingGreen, Inc.
Brattleboro, VT
United States

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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher BuildingGreen, Inc.

Jonathan Curtin

Certification Team Lead: Energy/HVAC

Lori Gregory

LEED Certification Team Lead, Energy
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Total 64 commentsLeave a comment

Ingeniero de Proyectos, PROMEC,SA
3

IT IS A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO LEED EQ & IEQ DOCUMENTATION

Architectural Designer, AECOM
5

Excellent and very informative presentation.

Designer, ARCADIS
5

ineresting course

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
5

Handouts were very helpful and to the point.

Recreation Assistant, City of Oviedo
5

The topic was clearly covered with concise slides.

Control Systems Engineer, Corbin Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Pro Reviewer
3

This is a good overview of information about the EQ and Energy credits that may not be familiar to new users of the LEED v4 system. It is a fast-paced course that could be difficult to follow for those not already familiar with the relevant credits and calculators. The given reference material is copied straight from the presentation, so you may want to have it open while viewing the videos to be able to follow each topic.

Designer, WRNS Studio
3

Specific, but good things to remember.

Designer/Drafter, Retail Design Collaborative / Studio One Eleven
4

Clear and Organized

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEER, Smithsonian Institution
5

Excellent

Sustainability Consultant, University of Calgary
5

Nice to hear directly from the LEED reviewers on what makes a great submital.

Mechanical Engineer
3

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4

Very easy to understand overview.

Specification Sales Coordinator, Performance Lighting Systems
3

good

sm8546@att.com, Johnson Controls, Inc.
4

good detail

mechanical engineer, Aedifica
3

There should have been more example of spreedsheet.

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Thanks for the comment! We just completed a more detailed EQ example that is now a part of the course! You can see our sample project's floor plan and other parameters, walk through completing the EQ spreadsheet, and then compare your work with our example.

LEED AP BD+C
3

good

architect, Provincia Autonoma di Trento
4

ok

Green building Manager, NG CONCEPT SAS
5

Each team involved in EQ and/or energy LEED project should watch this training! Very useful!

Associate Faculty, Catholic University of America
4

Basically good info, well presented...a little convoluted in the first part about the primary/secondary air distribution.

Sr.Sales Engineer, AHI Carrier FZC,
5

Useful.

4

Very informative

GEASYT S.A.
4

Good. Easy to follow

Energy Engineer, KGD Architecture (Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalay
4

Good course!

Senior Director
2

This presentation was very technical. References or examples would have been helpful.

Senior Director
2

This presentation was very technical. References or examples would have been helpful.

Manager - Construction (Building Solutions), Tata BlueScope Steel Limited
4

Very Good Course! Thanks to USGBC.

Technical Manager, Technicon Engineering Limited
5

Good

Environmental Engineer, US Air Force
4

Good info

Researcher, Korea Istitute of Construction Technology
5

good

Roche Constructors, Inc.
4

Thanks for these.

Architect LEED AP, Gal Witmer Architectural Services
3

a little above my head but good presentation

Registered Interior Designer, Husk Interior Design
4

Good length, prefer half hour modules for 0.5 CE as compared to > 1 hr modules.

Architect, LEED AP BD+C
4

Thank you very much USGBC for the course! Simple to understand and absorb.

Project Engineer, LEED Green Associate, Bernards
5

great

Construction Estimator, Ordner Construction Company, Inc.
4

Great Topic.

Facilities Senior Manager, PepsiCo
3

Very helpful documentation tips

Engineer, OAS
4

The second module really needed better information handouts.

4

USGBC courses, including this one, are clear, concise, and very informative - thank you!

3

The slides are helpful. But there is no sound.

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Weida, you should have sound. Can you check that your browser, etc. is up to date and speakers are working?

Project Engineer, Southland Industries
4

It gives you a feedback on the expectations and considerations required for different systems.

Sustainability Planner, City of Bowie
4

No Comment

Architect, DMA
5

nice

Environmental Program Manager, Department of Justice
5

great

Architect USGBC Faculty, Greenscape, LLC
4

Good information from GBCI reviewers on what they look for in documentation, including common mistakes. Relatively technical, but presented in a way to be accessible to anyone working on EQ and Energy related LEED credits.

Tobin & Associates, P.C.
4

I was not able to close the window after watching the video so that I could take the quiz. I had to close down the session and start it up from the link in the E-mail.

Tobin & Associates, P.C.
4

I was not able to close the window after watching the video so that I could take the quiz. I had to close down the session and start it up from the link in the E-mail.

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for letting us know, Terrell. It sounds like you were able to troubleshoot the issue on your own in order to take the quiz. If not, have you tried viewing the course in a different browser? That may help to troubleshoot the issue. We have made our Educational team aware of the issue. If you are still experiencing this issue can you please send in an inquiry here: http://www.usgbc.org/contact. The more information you can include (screenshots, etc.) the better so that we can help to resolve the issue. Thanks!

Partner and Director, Z3 - Gestion de Proyectos Oy, S. L.
2

Enough good and clear for my first CE course after becoming LEED AP

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