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Improving Healing Environments with LEED for Healthcare

GBCI: 0920000641

Overall examination of LEED for Healthcare
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v2009

Published on: July 23, 2014

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)


To enrich healing environments, this course provides students with a detailed analysis of the LEED for Healthcare v2009 Rating System. With a focus on addressing the design challenges of healing environments, the course will outline technical issues by various LEED credit categories. Because Healthcare projects are operationally intensive with water, energy and chemical use, this module will teach AP BD+C, ID+C and O+M specialists how to improve health and safety while also tackling efficiency.


  1. Cite two unique challenges facing designers of sustainable healthcare facilities
  2. Articulate how a connection to the natural world enhances and improves the experience of healthcare patients and staff
  3. Understand the history and eligibility requirements of the LEED for Healthcare Rating System to improve the sustainability of healing environments
  4. Explain how the additional prerequisites in LEED for Healthcare help address the unique design challenges of healing environments
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Huntersville, NC
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Managing Principal Earthly Ideas LLC
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6 commentsLeave a comment

Project Director - Sustainability, North Shore LIJ Health System
Pro Reviewer

This is a well rounded presentation providing a significant amount of inormation regarding LEED for Healthcare and its distinction from LEED NC. This hour and a half presentation dives deep into the V3 version of LEED for Healthcare explaining not only the requirements of teh individual credits but an explanation of how the credit came to be and why the credit is important to the staff, patients and vistors of a Healthcare project. Unfortunetly, this presentation has become somewhat dated and does not take into account addenda to the HC rating system that have been issued, specifically those that deal with which projects are mandated to follow HC and which are now voluntary participants. Overall a worthwhile presentation.

Marketing Manager, Everblue

Hi Neil, thank you for your review on our Healthcare module. We always appreciate feedback on how we can improve our product. While the information does apply more to LEED v2009, check back soon for CMP hours that relate to Version 4.

Senior Project Manager, Gordon Prill, Inc.

Too much comparison to NC. Focus only on Healthcare

Marketing Manager, Everblue

Hi Michael, thank you for your comment. This particular module is intended to focus on Healthcare as it relates to New Construction. We will be creating new content soon though. If you have any specific suggestions on what you would like us to include, please contact us at [email protected]

Research & Strategic Innovation Specialist, HOK
Pro Reviewer

This is a quite packed, one-hour course that provides a comprehensive overview of the LEED 2009 for Healthcare requirements. Three-part presentation starts with providing a background on how the specialty certification came about, followed by the big picture issues that differentiates Healthcare from other building types and a credit-by-credit technical review that highlights the similarities and differences between LEED NC certification. Even though the course focuses specifically on version 2009, there are also occasional insights provided for the changes that can be found in the next version of LEED - LEED v4. Unique design challenges of the healing environments and the equal emphasis put on both the employees/staff and the patients greatly improve the relevance and understanding of the subject matter.

Marketing Manager, Everblue

Hi Isilay, thank you for this review. We appreciate you providing this thorough account of what will be learned. We will be adding LEED v4 content soon, so please check back with us for future CMP needs.

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