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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

Published on: August 12, 2014

Average: 3.5 (4 votes)


This course 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


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


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Lesson 3 – EQ credits: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan


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Manhattan Construction Company


project Engineer

Hello, for some reason i am not able to download the video

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

Hi Esraa,

I'm sorry you're having trouble! Can you explain what happens when you click the "download the video" button underneath the video?


project Engineer

thank you for replying
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thank you

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

Please try using this link: http://v.usgbc.org/mp4/LESSON+1+final+review_to_record_v3.mp4
If you're still having trouble, please try another browser. If that still doesn't work, let me know!


LEED Manager, Arab Engineering Bureau

The video is not working!

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

Hi Mohsen,

I'm sorry that you're having trouble accessing the video. Are you able to download it through the link that says "Download this video" (underneath the video)? What browser are you using to view the course?



LEED Manager, Arab Engineering Bureau

Thanks for your reply, I'm using MAC OSX ver., 10.9.4
I still can't see the video even after downloading. I'll try on a windows based computer.


Founder, DCarbon
Pro Reviewer

This is a very well-organized presentation about the key issues to identify when implementing an ESC plan. The references to practical solutions and the case-studies in the end provide a comprehensive understanding of what SSp1 includes. Additionally, it is important that the initiation of the ESC plan creation from the late design phase is highlighted. In fact, an ESC plan should always be provided with the tender documents and evaluated/updated/commented by the contractor because principally it is their responsibility to fully comply with the requirements. Finally, the visual material included in the presentation is very helpful.
For future reference: Since there are occasionally deviations from the proper implementation of the ESC plan it would be very useful to refer to some critical corrective actions. Finally, the importance of the "concrete wash-out area" issue is of major significance and should be explained straightforward to the contractors, especially in regions with moderate environmental consciousness.

LEED Consulting & Sustainable Interior Design, 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

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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