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Introduction to LEED v4
Key Concepts and Strategies

GBCI: 0090010283

Explore key foundational concepts of LEED v4. Experts share background on the development process of LEED v4, what it means for project teams, the structure of rating system, and how its flexibility lends itself to wider use.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED AP ND
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4

Published on: October 25, 2013

Average: 4 (421 votes)
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Explore key foundational concepts of LEED v4. Experts share background on the development process of LEED v4, what it means for project teams, the structure of rating system, and how its flexibility lends itself to wider use.

This session takes an in depth look at the role of an integrative process and how it supports higher levels of building performance. Participants will gain an understanding of how LEED v4 has been structured to improve project teams' experience and streamline efforts.

Objectives

  1. Describe LEED’s adaptability to meet specific project needs
  2. Describe the way LEED v4 emphasizes the importance of an integrative process
  3. Describe the role of performance data to address LEED system goals
  4. Identify benefits of the performance criteria in LEED v4

Course Modules

Series

This course is a part of the following series:
Introduction to LEED v4

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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

Leaders

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    Holley Henderson made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Holley Henderson

Consultant H2 Ecodesign
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    Brenda Morawa made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Brenda Morawa

Vice President, IES North American Division Integrated Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
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    Brendan Owens made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Brendan Owens

Chief of Engineering U.S. Green Building Council
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    Lynn N. Simon made 2 contributions in the last 6 months

Lynn N. Simon

Senior Vice President Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
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Introduction to LEED v4
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Introduction to LEED v4
Key Concepts and Strategies

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Project Architect, Harris/Day Architects
5

Was glad that this course contained so much technical knowledge!

Assistant Property Manager, Shorenstein Realty Services
5

Course was comprehensive and easy to understand.

Freelance Consultant, Freelance
4

Good insight into LEED v4 credit formulation approach, the flexibility it provides for certification and detailed explanation as to how critical is integrative process

Project Coordinator, FRCH Design Worldwide
3

It was hard to hold my attention. I recommend using more graphics to catch the user's eye. Also I had a hard time hearing/understanding the speakers talk at various points.

5

Very good

Business Development Support, SOL - a Carmanah Company
5

very thorough and informative

Assistant Engineer, Turner Construction Company
4

Using this course to refresh my knowledge of LEED v4 in effort to get back into it.

Student, School of Design and Environment, NUS
4

great

N/A, N/A
3

Informative and helpful in understanding the versatility that LEED V4 has as a rating system.

Architectural Design Consultant, MaryRuth Fast - Architectural Design Consultant
3

interesting

Architect, KALOS
5

Useful

Manager Track Standards, BNSF Railway
1

I watched the whole thing but didn't take notes, and I got a 70... Ok, maybe I should have taken notes, but it's a little too difficult. I think helping people by giving a hint where they should be looking at will help.

Director/Chief Architect, Jiang Architects & Engineers
4

Great comprehensive introduction!

Construction Manager, CRC Construction
5

Very well done!

Director of Virtual Construction, Mascaro Construction Company, LP
4

Great introduction and transition from the previous versions of LEED.

5

Covers lots of materials

HSE IN CHARGE , Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
4

good and easy exercise.

Associate, ARCADIS
3

good

Exe.Project Engineer, Squire Mech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
5

Enhance my understanding of LEED v4

Mechanical Engineer, exp
4

Hope USGBC can post more free courses for LEED specific credit

Junior Architect, Mitchell Giurgola Architects
4

great

Associate, Project Architect, Quinn Evans Architects
5

Very clear and engaging conversation about the change to LEED v4

Sales Representative, Supreme Industrial Products Inc.
3

It was a decent course

Director, Loud1 Design Ltd
4

The course is very clearly explained and thorough. Sometimes the voices of the experts involved don't come through very clearly as if they are speaking on the phone.

HVAC engineer, Saudi Aramco
5

great introduction to LEED

Project Manager, Compass Project Management
4

I'm excited to learn more regarding LEED v4, and eventually be prepared to sit for the a specialty exam. I was surprised to learn how international the program has become. If large populations like Brazil embrace and utilize LEED, we have a chance to make a real environmental impact globally.

4

Highly recommended.

Interior Designer, Vocon
4

Although it was hard to hear or understand some of the presenters
the course was informative

Project Manager
4

Good video

Perez, APC
5

excellent content. learned a lot. can't wait to use LEED v4 on projects.

AECOM
4

Very interesting and informative.

Sustainable Housing Policy Analyst, California Housing Partnership
3

simple and clear. did not learn much.

Architect III, RQ Construction, LLC.
5

Thank you for providing free options for LEED CE and Specific Credits.

, Century3(Shanghai)Inc
5

GOOD!

Architect / Coordinator, AIA, WELL AP, LEED BD+C, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
5

This is a straight forward, thorough introduction to the whys behind LEED v4. Great way to start.

Architect, SAAB Etudes & surveillance
3

Good , but improving the audio can make the presentation easier to understand

LEED Project Engineer, Bureau Veritas
5

quite useful and help me get familiar with new version of LEED

Executive Building Service Engineer , Hsin Chong Engineering (Macau) Limited
5

useful

BASF Corporation
4

n/a

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
5

good intro to V4

Business Dev/Bids/PM , Moliar Group
4

Great information, However, it could use more visual slides.

Business Dev/Bids/PM , Moliar Group
4

Great information, However, it could use more visual slides.

Engineering Manager
3

Had a lot of different speakers so sometimes was hard to follow who was who.

a°blue
5

good introduction

KCG Green Energy Consultants LLC
5

Good information

Land Use Planner, City of Thunder Bay
4

good overview

Land Use Planner, City of Thunder Bay
4

good overview

4

informative and thorough

1

Not an engaging course ie instructors to busy patting each other on back vs providing information.

Building Services Program Manager, U.S. General Services Administration
4

Good overview of the changes with LEED v4

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