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LEED v4 BD+C Updates

GBCI: 0910000404

Gain an understanding of the changes to LEED v4 BD+C to remain nimble and communicate with team members and clients about what they really mean.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4

Published on: June 04, 2014

Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
4.5

About

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.

Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Identify the significant changes to credits, requirements and thresholds
  3. Evaluate the impacts of building materials using Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) forms.
  4. 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
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Portland, OR
United States

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6 commentsLeave a comment

Principal Architect and Planner, Kendall Planning + Design
4

Helpful overview from knowledgeable professional.

Carrier Corporation/United Technologies
5

Excellent overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and the new v4. The capability this on-line course provides to print the slides was vital for taking the quiz and future referenece. Speaker has a clear speaking voice and takes his time with each slide.
Peter Nardelli, Kidde-Fenwal, Inc (UTC BIS), LEED Green Associate

JLL
5

great course, presenter did an excellent job making it easy to understand the changes from v3 to v4
Good job

Principal, Ecoworks Studio
Pro Reviewer
4

A great course for professionals with LEED v3 experience who want to start familiarizing themselves with what's new in LEED v4. It does an excellent job of outlining major changes in the LEED rating system as it transitions from v3 to v4, and for the amount of subject mattered covered in a limited, the level of detail is appropriate.

The presentation itself is a standard PowerPoint with voiceover, but the subject matter is well presented in a concise, easily understood format.

Director LEED Program , University of Florida
Pro Reviewer
4

This is an excellent course in demonstrating the changes from LEED BD+C V3 to LEED BD+C V4. I would say for a professional who is familiar with LEED BD+C V3, this course can be considered as beginner b/c it did not go in depth to each new credit. Credit by credit comparison is very useful and easy to follow.
The instructor is very experienced and seasoned professional in LEED.

This will be a great big picture introduction for the changes from LEED V3 to V4 for owners, designer, and contractors.

Principal, The Spinnaker Group
Pro Reviewer
5

This is a great course for those looking for a good solid overview of LEED BD&C version 4. It covers the major changes of the rating system and compares it to LEED version 3.
As it is an overview, it would not be applicable to someone who is studying for the new LEED AP exam as it does not delve deeply into each credit.

The instructor is very knowledgeable and the presentation, while static, is very well laid out and easy to understand.

It would be a great course for those design team and construction team members who want to be aware of the changes coming or for a developer or owner who is considering using LEED Version4 today.

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