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LEED 101: Green Building Basics & LEED

GBCI: 0090001413

This course is intended for those who are new to green building and looking to learn the basics of green building and LEED.

  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v2009

Published on: March 01, 2014

Average: 4.3 (84 votes)
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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.

Note: This course is eligible for 2 AIA LU/HSW hours. However, due to its introductory nature, it is not eligible for GBCI CE hours.

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
  4. Recognize cutting edge examples of LEED
  5. Discuss cost considerations of green building
  6. Recognize your role in green building
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Project Manager, JLL
5

Valuable general information

Project Administrator, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
5

Thanks!

Design West Architects, P.A.
4

Very good content, but somewhat outdated on the technology and green energy side.

Student, Everglades University
3

ok

Johnson Controls
5

Very concise overview of LEED and the different facets it touches.

Marketing Coordinator, CORE Construction Group
4

It was a great way to educate subscribers.

Designer
5

Very good review of the basic LEED principals. Some of the case studies need some images.

Amec Foster Wheeler
5

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5

Awesome!

5

Great introduction to LEED and USGBC, simple and easy to follow

Architect, Universidad de Buenos Aires
3

Good. Very clear and organized.

4

This was informative and learned a few things that I did not know.

Estimator, Wadman Corporation
5

Great start and overview to Green Building Basics.

Senior Mechanical Engineer @ Khatib Alami CEC, SAUDI GREEN BUILDING FORUM
4

Informative & great introduction to LEED

Data Analysis and Research Intern, U.S. Green Building Council
5

Great overview and introduction to LEED.

University Hospitals
3

Very Informative.

LEED Analyst, e4, inc.
4

Course was very informative, and information was provided in easy to understand language.

Stantec
5

Very informative

Assistant Environmental Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
4

Covered basics well

4

Nice overview and intro to the basic concepts.

Project Assistant, Jacobs
5

Well organized, easy to follow.

Operations Manager, JLL

Excellent!

EnerNOC, Inc.
4

Solid overview of the basics

Architect, Cushman & Wakefield
3

Good overview, informative and helpful.

Architect, Dar Al-Handasah
4

very amazing review.

Manager, Urban Planning & USGBC ® Faculty™, SAUDI GREEN BUILDING FORUM
5

Excellent

Manager at Construction and Project Development Department, ENKA TC
5

Very good.

DESIGNER TEAM LEADER, GCPEASA
5

very good

Student , University Of New Haven
4

ITS GREAT

4

Well designed course.

QMS ENERGY MEPE
5

It was a really informative course that allowed me to smoothly enter the world of LEED.

HVAC Service Technician, EMCOR Group, Inc.
5

Nice presentation. Thorough overview of LEED principles.

5

Very interesting

dwp Hong Kong Limited
5

it's good

Facility Manager, CBRE
4

well constructed

Project Engineer, Nova Partners, Inc.
4

Covered the basics pretty well, and was interactive enough to keep the viewer engaged.

Architecture, GA- certified 2016
5

helpful

Intern Architect, HDR, Inc.
4

Informative :)

Architectural Technologist, Stantec
4

Most of the course is pretty straightforward, and going through it takes about 2-2.5 hrs of uninterrupted time. The "course counter" in the top right of the screen resets every time I had to restart my browser, probably because I was automatically logged off each time (maybe it's cause I'm on Chrome? Not sure).

I would mention one thing in the course - it mentions "waterless urinals" as a good alternative to save water - while that is true, I have not found them to be practical, as the uric crystals left behind by urine clog up the drains and are sometimes impossible to remove without flushing the pipes with lots of water - defeating the purpose of the urinals in the first place (or, God forbid, needing to replace the pipes entirely). I would recommend minimal water urinals instead - urinals that use just enough water to flush the urine down the pipe so the uric crystals do not form.

Chief Engineer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
5

Good material used to explain the Basic green building

Senior Construction Engineer, New York Power Authority
5

Nice Introduction

Cornell University
5

Great overview for a new team.

Seeking Employment
5

Gave great, well rounded information about the LEED program and Green Building Basics

Account Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
5

It's Great!!!

Electrical Engineer
4

Excelent way to get into de world of LEED. Very clear and interesting.

LEED GA Green Associate, Metalmaster Roofmaster

Intensive Questions to focus,,,really good

Kevin Williams Construction, Inc.
4

Great overview!

Office Engineer, U.S. Army
4

Great Course.

Electrical Engineer, Legrand North America
5

Gives a good overall picture.

designer, Gensler
4

useful

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