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LEED v4 and the Irrigation Industry: Opportunities for Success

GBCI: 0920004703

This course highlights opportunities for the irrigation industry presented by LEED v4 and outlines many of the benefits of irrigation-related credits in the LEED BD+C and O+M rating systems.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

  • LEED Green Associate

Program: LEED v4

Published on: July 06, 2015

Average: 4.3 (75 votes)


With a greater focus on efficient water practices in LEED v4, irrigation industry leaders have new opportunities to contribute to green buildings and their landscapes. Adrienne Johnson provides a detailed walk-through of water-related credits in LEED and updates to these credits in LEED v4. The webinar also spotlights specific strategies for irrigation systems on how those credits may be achieved. To illustrate these opportunities, the webinar walks through a sample project and its approach to irrigation-related LEED credits and reviews the steps for using EPA’s Interactive Water Budget Tool.

To complete this course, view the video and read the IA Times article: “Irrigation and LEED v4” included in the Additional Resources section. Then take the quiz.

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  1. Gain an understanding of how LEED changes in v4 fit into the Irrigation Sector
  2. Recognize strategies by which irrigation systems may more efficiently earn LEED points
  3. Understand how the use of potable and non-potable water is guided by outdoor water use reduction credits in LEED.
  4. Gain familiarity with EPA’s Interactive Water Budget Tool and insight on how credits can be combined for maximum LEED points and efficiency.
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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States


Adrienne Johnson

Sustainability and Innovation Project Engineer Point Energy Innovations
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