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Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 4

GBCI: 0910000395

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

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: May 20, 2014

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)


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 4 in this series covers:
- Innovation and Design (ID)
- Awareness & Education (AE)
- LEED for Homes Version 4 Introduction
- LEED Checklist Navigation
- LEED registration and Submittal Process How to


  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 Awareness & Education, and strategies to meet them
  4. Identify synergies between LEED credits


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

Other sessions included in that series:

Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 1

Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 2

Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 3

Implementing LEED for Homes on Your Next Project
Part 4

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GreenHome Institute
Grand Rapids, MI
United States


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Jason LaFleur

Director of Building Science GreenHome Institute
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    Brett Little made 2 contributions in the last 6 months

Brett Little

Executive Director
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Owner, Sean J. Tobin, Architect
Pro Reviewer

This course provides an extensive presentation on aspects of the LEED for Homes certification - from Innovation credits, Awareness, the transition to LEED v4, and obtaining the certification. One of the best aspects is the depth in which Mr LaFleur reviews some of the issues.

However, the course jumps around a little bit - for example, the process to become a LEED-H accredited professional is in the middle of a discussion of other credits. So the layout of the course is a little hard to wrap your head around; in addition, it is a long course, as others have noted. If you can download the course and come back to it, it might be helpful.

All of this is offset, in my opinion, by the quality and quantity of the material presented. I took many notes, and I learned a lot by taking it.

I do recommend the class, and recommend that you keep the handouts handy to take additional notes!

President, Jones Design Studio, PLLC
Pro Reviewer

Mr. La Fleur is very thorough. He provided a very good review of pilot credits available to LEED for Homes projects. The LEED Platinum case study was very good, illustrating an innovative design approach for irrigation and durability examples. He provides an excellent overview of the Awareness and Education requirements. He provides a thorough review of the LEED for Homes workbook to help project teams understand how to implement both single-family and multifamily projects. He also provided an overview of version 4. Mr. La Fleur does a great job explaining the different type of eligibility under LEED for Homes on mid-rise and high-rise multifamily projects. He also provides links to helpful websites to inform the design process.

I agree with Mr. Shabaldin that the course is longer than is necessary to cover the content. The shared screen makes some content, like the LEED for Homes worksheet, difficult to see.

Overall, it is a very good review of the certification process, the current requirements, what's coming in LEED v4, and the process for becoming a LEED AP+H or Green Rater.

I would recommend it!

Energy Efficiency Manager, Saint-Gobain
Pro Reviewer

It's a great course by undoubtedly very experience professional. Specifically, the course provides a brief overview of the LEED for Homes certification process and shows particular examples. The author shows checklists and illustrations which are very useful in order to understand the process. Also, the author has Passive House experience, which I believe is extremely helpful for LEED for Homes and much more advanced than energy star.

There are a few minor cons in the course. First, it's a bit long. I think the same content could fit in 1.10-1.20 hours. Second is the format of presentation. It's shown on the shared screen, therefore there is a lot of wasted space on the screen.

The course is definitely worth watching!

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