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The course offers an introduction to USGBC, green building principles and the fundamentals of the LEED Rating System. It includes topics on climate change and building impacts; motivators for green building; and integrative versus conventional approaches – and the associated benefits – to building design, construction and operations.

You will leave this course with a basic understanding of the intent, concepts and terms for each LEED credit category, as well as green building best practices, regulations and incentives. Closed captioning is provided.

This course is also available in Spanish here.

Objectives

  1. Describe green building and the role of USGBC and LEED
  2. Recognize the intents of each LEED credit category
  3. Explain basic sustainability terms and concepts Identify green building best practices
  4. Recognize cutting edge examples of LEED Discuss cost considerations of green building
  5. Recognize your role in green building
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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

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28 commentsLeave a comment

Assistant Project Manager, WSP

Good course for introduction in LEED rating and more sustainable building concepts, thanks. Also, I had the same issue with 0 hours on certificate. Is that possible to fix it or resend the certificate? Thank you.

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Marwa,

I'm glad you enjoyed the course! My apologies for this issue! I will email you an updated certificate.

Executive Director, Indiana Limestone Institute of America, Inc.

Melanie,
I would also appreciate a corrected certificate. I just completed this course and the issue remains consistent...."0" credit shown on the certificate.
Thanks for your help in this matter.
Best.

IT Infrastructure Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
4

Good course for introduction in LEED rating and more sustainable building concepts, thanks. Also, I had the same issue with 0 hours on certificate. Is that possible to fix it or resend the certificate? Thank you.

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Rodrigo,
I'm glad you enjoyed the course! My apologies for this issue! I will email you an updated certificate.

I am confused. This is supposed to be a course, but the only thing I see is "Take the Quiz". Where is the course? How do you prepare for the quiz?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Tamika,

Click the play button on the picture at the top of the page the launch the course. Sorry for the confusion!

State University of New York

where is the reading located in order to take the course? can anyone help?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Anthony,

Click the play button on the picture at the top of the page the launch the course. Sorry for the confusion!

G4S Integrated Services Inc.

Just finished my LEED 101. However, my certificate is reflecting 0 hours. Can someone help?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Edgar,

My apologies for this issue! I will email you an updated certificate.

Sustainability, Green Building Instructor and Faculty Advisor to USGBC student group, Laney Community College

Melanie,
When will this course be updated to reflect V4?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi John,

There are not currently plans to update this course to reflect LEED v4. However, there are a variety of v4-specific courses on Education @USGBC. Here are a few to check out:
Introduction to LEED v4
LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C)
LEED v4 Rating System Review (O+M)
GBRI's Ten Things You Need to Know about LEED v4
GreenCE's Ten Things To Know About LEED v4

Electrical Engineer, Staalsen Construction Company, Inc.
4

I see this course is worth 2 hours for AIA. I am not an AIA member, however, my PE requires documentation for general 'professional development hours'. After taking this course, the PDF certification shows it is worth 0 hours. Is this a glitch?

LEED Specialist, USGBC/GBCI

We are sorry this happened. Yes, there is a problem and our technology department is working to resolve it. in the meantime i can provide you with a corrected certificate if you update your account with your email.address

Electrical Engineer, Staalsen Construction Company, Inc.

Sorry it took a while to update my email. I realized it was the security setting that was blocking you from seeing it. I am currently taking the 2nd course, should I expect to run into the same problem?

LEED Specialist, USGBC/GBCI

Thank you so much for updating your email. i just sent you your certificate for the original course. Regarding your additional question, I am not aware of any issues with this course. You should receive a certificate upon completion. Please contact me if this is not the case.

SB Ballard Construction Company

When will course material be updated to reflect LEED v4?

LEED Specialist, USGBC/GBCI

There are not currently any plans to update this course to reflect LEED v4. However, there are a variety of v4-specific courses on Education @USGBC. I've added some options to explore below

Introduction to LEED v4
LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C)
LEED v4 Rating System Review (O+M)
GBRI's Ten Things You Need to Know about LEED v4
GreenCE's Ten Things To Know About LEED v4

Please us know if you need anything else.

OPUS RESIDENT , Hermosillo y Asociados Arquitectos SC

Was great, the think about it section helps to understand the problem of the green evolution.

P2S Engineering, Inc.

I really enjoyed the course! However, when I view my course utilization log, it doesn't show that I took the course.

labor, Innovative Home Builders

I can't see I'mschool or process in this course

Director of Estimating, WCCI

Worst course I have ever taken, time screws up, multiple answers make it difficult to pass. Take any other course but this one. Complete waste of time and energy . . . no pun intended !

Project Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Is this information, specifically the sections on credit categories, still relevant for those studying for the V4 exam?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Michael,

While this course still provides a helpful overview of LEED, it has NOT been updated to reflect LEED v4. Thanks for checking!

Vice President, TRANSWESTERN

How many hours is this course? 15 or 30?

Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Stephanie,

This course is not eligible for GBCI CE (since it is introductory in nature), but it is eligible for 2 LU/HSW hours with AIA.

Property Manager, Brookfield Properties

Course information was not clear enough in order to answer some of the questions.

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