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Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 2

GBCI: 0910000393

This course provides an introduction to the LEED for Homes rating system and delivery model.
Eligible for 2 CE HOURS.
  • 2 CE

  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: May 20, 2014

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
3.5

About

LEED for Homes is a green building rating system with over 50,000 units certified and 120,000 units registered worldwide. The program can be applied to mixed-use multi-family buildings, as well as single-family homes.

Learn how to apply the LEED for Homes rating system to a real project that you are working on by walking through the phases of a typical project and the key decisions that project teams must make, including key stakeholder considerations. Engage in interactive, case-based activities that enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and rating system tools.

Part 2 in this series covers:
- Location & Linkages (LL)
- Sustainable Sites (SS)
- Water Efficiency (WE)

Objectives

  1. Plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.
  2. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED certification process.
  3. Recognize goals, intents, and requirements of prerequisites and key credits in Water Efficiency, Sustainable Sites & Location & Linkages, and strategies to meet them
  4. Identify synergies between LEED credits

Series

This course is a part of the following series:
Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project

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Intermediate

Created by

Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

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Jason LaFleur

Director of Building Science Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
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Studio Director, 5G STUDIO COLLABORATIVE LLC
Pro Reviewer
4

This is a good introduction course for the LEED for Homes LL, SS, and WE credit categories. I would consider it Intermediate for those who are not LEED for Homes APs, but it would be a Basic level course for those who are LEED for Homes APs. Since I've worked on a number of LEED for Homes projects, I wasn't able to learn much new information, although I did appreciate some of the additional information beyond the LfH Rating System such as an explanation of the EPA's Interactive Water Budget Tool and an introduction to Niagara Conservation's 0.8 GPF toilet. For those who are new to LEED for Homes, this would be a very useful and informative course.

Architect, Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

This course is appropriate for architects, builders and those interested in the LEED for Homes Rating System as it provides a credit by credit review of the L&L, SS and WE credit categories. This is a good introduction to the ratings system and shows some examples of projects. The course does not give “how-to” examples of the required calculations, but shows the calculators to be provided for documentation and implemented strategies via case study projects.

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