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LEED in Construction Phase
Lesson 1 - SS Prerequisite: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

GBCI: 0910000399

How to implement erosion and sedimentation control planning in Europe
Eligible for 0.5 CE HOURS.
  • 0.5 CE

  • LEED Green Associate

LEED version: v4, v2009

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)


LEED in Construction Phase (Lesson 1) SS Prerequisite: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention” is specially designed for construction companies, supervision figures, LEED consultants and building owners. It is intended to facilitate projects teams worldwide to implement this prerequisite.
Many European projects face difficulties in decision making, particularly by the building owner, when it comes to Construction phase and LEED certification. Doubts are mainly related to unpreparedness of contracting companies to perform as per sustainability practices, as well as to lack of familiarity with different aspects like Erosion& Sedimentation Control Planning.

Erosion sedimentation control plan requirements in the US are contained in one guiding normative while In Europe those measures are described and regulated in many different directives. Therefore teams are having difficulties in creating documentation in systematic and pragmatic way.

This course is intended to transfer experiences gained by our team in role of LEED consultant and on different projects around Europe.

Beside explanations, regarding requirements in construction phase, practical examples of implementation on European LEED certified project will be given, as well as comparison in some cases with the local normative and regulations, forms, examples of the report, standard modules to use.


  1. Identify the intent, requirements, and strategies for success with LEED in Construction Phase
  2. Become familiar with planning process for Erosion Sedimentation Control plan
  3. Produce correct compliant documentation
  4. Integrate the project with local and/or regional regulations


This course is a part of the following series:
LEED in Construction Phase

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Marija Golubovic

USGBC Education Partners are leaders and trusted voices and reputable providers of green building and sustainability education. Learn more

3 commentsLeave a comment

LEED Consulting & Sustainable Interiors, Project Coordinating Services, LLC
Pro Reviewer

For anyone that wants to understand the basic requirements of SSp1, this is a fairly simple course that provides some straight forward strategies and documentation requirements. It's a good course for those doing projects outside of the US since some alternative implementation methods are outlined in the video. Great example of what was done on a zero lot line and managing washout into drains. The graphics and presentation are easy to follow but I recommend you download the video to watch it full screen.

Principal, Eco Metrics LLC
Pro Reviewer

This is a very good entry level review of the intent and requirements of the Construction Activity Pollution Prevention Prerequisite SSp1. It is well organized, has a clear structure, excellent graphics, and some nice supporting case studies. Included as additional resources are copies of the presentation slides and the text of the intent and requirements from the Reference guide. The exam allows you to see the correct response to the question before going on to the next question.

On the down side, there are a few audio glitches that make you wonder if you have missed some content, and you need to allow a little bit of time to acclimate to the presenter's delightful accent.


Thank you very much for pointing this out, we have fixed the video glitch and reposted file, so it is good to go now. Thank you also for your kind comments,I am working on my accent :-)

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