This course will review the major changes to the LEED BD+C rating system. It will cover the most important revisions within each of the categories for concern and can compare the LEED 2009 credit to the LEED v4 credits. The trainings covers new credits and prerequisites in more depth review the credit intents, requirements and documentation. The intent is to provide a general overview so that attendees will be better able to address LEED v4 with their clients and colleagues.
The presentation is intended for those who work with LEED, architects engineers, owners, facility managers and who want to be prepared for the changes. It assumes that attendees have some knowledge of LEED v2009 credits and prerequisites
As part of this course, download and review the copy of the LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction Checklist in the Additional Resources section. Use it for reference during the presentation and for any of your own planning notes.
Another resource available is the USGBC document Summary of Changes – LEED v2009 to LEED v4 BD+C available for download here.
- Explain the recent changes in structure and content to the LEED v4 rating system to their clients and colleagues in order to create more energy efficient and healthy buildings.
- Identify the significant changes to credits, requirements and thresholds
- Evaluate the impacts of building materials using Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) forms.
- Understand the impact of building design to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with construction and operating a building through site selection criteria, refrigerant management and low energy use buildings