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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.
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LEED version: v4

Published on: October 25, 2013

Average: 4 (308 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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Washington, DC
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Leaders

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Brendan Owens

Chief of Engineering U.S. Green Building Council
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    Holley Henderson made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Holley Henderson

Consultant H2 Ecodesign
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    Lynn N. Simon made 1 contribution in the last 6 months
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Lynn N. Simon

Senior Vice President Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
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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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Introduction to LEED v4
Measuring for Success

 

Introduction to LEED v4
Key Concepts and Strategies

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Manager, Sustainable Design
4

great overview

Application Enginner, AHI Carrier FZC,
4

More Informative

Designer, ORE Design + Technology
4

Good Introduction. Audio levels could use tweaking to align volume.

Technical Manager, Technicon Engineering Limited
5

Good

Solution Architect, U.S. Green Building Council
4

Checking comment functionality

5

Great information from the professionals in the industry

Sustainability Planner, City of Bowie
4

No Comment.

4

This is a great course.

5

very good video

3

good introduction to the new rating system

Vice President, Trammell Crow Company
4

Nice overview of why/how LEED v4 came into existence.

4

Nice to know LEED

5

very great knowledge of LEED

1

Worst quiz ever. I watched the video twice and read through the slides several times to review the information. I don't think it is that difficult to grasp the new concepts, but the quiz wording is difficult to differentiate between course objectives and required answers.

Administrative Coordinator, LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your feedback Jamie, and I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We are investigating this issue further to see if there's anything we can do to improve the experience.

5

learning a lot. Thank you!

Samoo Architects & Engineers
5

it is helpful to understand LEED V4

4

Great introduction to LEED V4

4

Very informative about changes to LEED with v4.

Architect, KKECO
4

Clear and helpful.

4

Good intro..

4

I wish the speakers weren't speaking on a phone but more in a 'live' way

Manager, POSCO A&C
5

This is it on time...

Architectural Intern, Munoz & Company, Inc.
3

This course was a good as a tool to generally outline the new system, but more detail would be useful in all categories.

Job Captain, Martinkovic Milford Architects
5

very interesting

Project Manager, Gensler
4

Finally

Structural Engineer, Walter P Moore
3

The course has a lot of nuance that could be accompanied with more distinct and detailed graphics and text.

Landscape architect / Architecte paysagiste, Groupe Rousseau-Lefebvre
4

great resume, clear examples

Interior Designer, Harley Ellis Devereaux
3

A little dry.

Civil engineer, ADNL Technology
3

I appreciated this overview. Very well organized and concise. Good

Property Manager, Hamilton Partners, Inc.
2

Interviews have poor audio quality. Main commentator is very good.

Project Engineer, Langan Engineering & Environmental Svc
3

thank you

Student, McGill University
4

I really appreciated this overview. Very well organized and concise but at times, speakers spoke too quickly.

Director of engineering and sales, Chaac Inc.
5

Thank you for this update on v4.

Senior Staff Enigneer, Langan Engineering & Environmental Svc
5

Great course!

Chief Architect (Semi-Retired), Formerly of US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District
5

This is an informative and even-handed recitation of the "What-Why-How" of LEED v4. With this version of the LEED system, it looks like LEED is finally "finding itself", and is getting to the point where it has the potential to contribute to the Design Process, rather than (as was the case in past Versions) working at cross-purposes to the Design Process.

Principal, ARCADIS
4

a good course

5

Excellent overview as well as specific examples

5

Excellent overview as well as specific examples

Sr. Sustainability Consultant
4

Really great overall look at LEED v4 and changes from 2009. The audio quality was not great for all speakers though. Lots of content.

Project Manager, City of Charlotte
4

Great Course

EVP, General Counsel, LEED AP O+M and initial Creator of Sustainability Initiatives, Brandywine Realty Trust
4

Good overview and variety of speakers. Thanks

CH2M
5

Very good.

Architect, Carlotta Berton
4

Very interesting and detailed

5

Helpful and informative.

5

Helpful.

Project Manager, Energy Mad
4

Great overview

LEED Coordinator /Asst. Controller, Black Construction Corporation
5

Thank you!

Civil Engineer, The LiRo Group
4

I liked being able to read the manuscript during the course. I also thought the additional resources were helpful.

Principal, Carl M. Maxey, AICP, Architect
1

inarticulate speakers, verbose/fluffy/meaningless language, lack of clarity in presenting concepts.

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