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LEED 101 for Contractors was created to provide an introduction to sustainability, green buildings, and the LEED v3 and v4 rating system for Contractors. This course is ideal for building professionals and students seeking to learn the fundamentals of how sustainability can be applied to the built environment, how LEED can be utilized for designing and building green buildings.

Objectives

  1. Understand the fundamentals of sustainability
  2. Explain the benefits of green buildings
  3. Identify the differences between traditional vs. green building process
  4. Analyze a construction professional’s role in designing and building green buildings
  5. Analyze the LEED rating system and how it addresses environmental issues
  6. Describe the concepts of each LEED credit category
  7. Identify the key components of the LEED certification process
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
San Antonio, TX
United States

Leaders

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    Jeslin Varghese made 5 contributions in the last 6 months
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Jeslin Varghese

Director of Sustainability @ GBRI Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
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    Joan Darvish-Rouhani made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Joan Darvish-Rouhani

LEED Project Engineer/Bid Manager Ehret Construction Company
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4 commentsLeave a comment

Principal - Buildings Engineering (Construction), Stantec
4

Enjoyed this session. It is quite detailed.

Senior Manager, Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls, Inc.
5

This course is meticulously designed for LEED starter by capturing all LEED requirements. Nice one..

Director of Sustainable Projects, The Flintco Companies
Pro Reviewer
4

Extremely through examination of sustainable construction from beginning to v4. Lots of details and relevant information that is perfect for any contractor looking to get up to speed with LEED!

Founder, DCarbon
Pro Reviewer
5

This is a comprehensive introductory course into the requirements of LEEDv4 which mostly suits people who are relatively unfamiliar with LEED. It provides great information on the general process of LEED implementation and highlights the contractor’s major responsibilities. The approach from general sustainability issues gradually to specific LEED-related areas would provide the viewer the chance to get more into what LEED is, how it works and what its significant effects on the project development are.
As far as technical issues are concerned, it would be very helpful for the viewer to have the option to “pause” the course at any time and to view it in “full screen” mode.

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