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LEED v4: Implementing the Latest Rating System on Your Project

GBCI: 0920007089

This course addresses implementing the LEED v4 rating system via case study examples, while providing an overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4. In this 1-hour video course, attendees will hear from building owners and LEED experts about the decision making process behind their use (or not) of LEED v4.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

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

Rating system: v4

Published on: April 20, 2016

Average: 4.1 (53 votes)
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This course addresses implementing the LEED v4 rating system via case study examples, while providing an overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4. In this 1-hour video course, attendees will hear from building owners and LEED experts about the decision making process behind their use (or not) of LEED v4. We will examine real and perceived barriers to adoption of this latest and most rigorous version of LEED, and provide strategies for turning these obstacles into opportunities. This course is intended for those who have some experience with the LEED rating system, and are familiar with the basic concepts of LEED 2009 credits. It outlines the overarching changes to LEED v4, with a focus on LEED BD+C.

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. Analyze implications of strategies for certification if a team moves a project from LEED 2009 to LEED v4.
  3. Assess a real LEED project using the LEED v4 rating system.
  4. Embrace the changes of LEED v4 and have confidence that high levels of certification are achievable.

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GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States
Green Building Services, Inc.
Portland, OR
United States

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    Richard Manning made 7 contributions in the last 6 months
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Richard Manning

Principal, AIA, Green Building Services, Inc.

Juliette Beale

Project Architect FFA Architecture and Interiors

Aaron Whelton

Architect
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Ingeniero de Proyectos, PROMEC,SA
3

IT IS INTERESTING TO KNOW THE V4 COMPARISON AGAINST V3

Chief Building Engineer, National Association of Broadcasters
5

was very good

Senior Construction Manager, Peak Construction Corporation
4

Good

Derivi Castellanos Architects
5

Liked the case study integrated into the review of the changes!

Some of the items on the case studies were vague (and using architectural jargon) instead of what was actually done (for instance roles and responsibilities-this meant you had to talk, meet, email, more?)

Project Manager, SmithGroupJJR
3

Fairly informative.

Architectural Designer, AECOM
5

Informative course. Thank you.

M&E Engineer, Shimizu Corporation
4

Good practical case study.

Technical Program Manager
5

Nice to have the projects for comparison.

C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A
4

good comparison of changes and 2 case study samples.

Architect, Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

This course contains a good overview of the changes between LEEDv2009 and LEEDv4, both in structure and in specific categories. The case studies are interesting projects with photos and renderings that help explain their project stories. However, I would have liked even more discussion, or examples of design/documentation process, about some of the LEEDv4 specific criteria that was implemented (or challenging) and how the owner/team overcame those obstacles. In the Portland Fire Station example, the challenges of the siting of the building and the structure required were discussed at length, but did not tie back to specific LEEDv4 criteria. There is discussion about added soft costs for additional analysis and/or consultants needed for LEEDv4 credits (also as shown in the hand-out), but the presenters did not explain how that added analysis was utilized to make better building products, discussed with the owner to show what added value the owner would receive from such analysis, or if those credits were not pursued due to those added soft costs. From the course description, I had anticipated a bit more detail about the team's implementation of LEEDv4 on the case study projects.

Architect, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
4

Good summary of the differences between LEED 2009 and v4. The case studies very very informative of the challenges encountered and surprising that the Energy & Atmosphere credits were not as difficult as initially imagined - given the change in reference standard from ASHRAE 90.1-2007 to 2010.

5

Very Good

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
4

Good summary of credit changes.

President
4

Great overview of changes!

Construction Specifier, Green Building Advocate
Pro Reviewer
4

Great information from actual samples. Helped de-mistify the changes from v3 to v4. I would like to have heard the contractor's and Owner's view of the process they had to perform or submit.

Architect, Lavallee/Brensinger P.A.
5

Good summary

Facility Asset Strategies
Pro Reviewer
4

This presentation benefitted a great deal through the inclusion of the two case studies. I was also glad to gain a greater insight into the probable initial cost implications of seeking a LEED v4 certification and how they might occur.

HVAC & Sustainability engineer, Jacobs
4

helpful

INTERN ARCHITECT, HKS, Inc.
5

good

Freelancer Architect/Interior Designer
4

Right ahead to the points in short time

Civil engineer, ADNL Technology
2

The questions and the answers are not particulary clear. The questions 6 and 9.

Architect, Cushman & Wakefield
4

Good overview of the new v4 system

architect, deMx Architecture
5

Nice presentation

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
1

The questions and answers are not written well. Especially #9.

Sr. Project Manager, Grace & Naeem Uddin, Inc.
4

Course was informative. Would like written material on commentary.

General Engineer, US Air Force
4

Wonderful class the case studies really add value.

Turner Construction Company
3

Good

5

Awesome

Chief, Mechanical Design, US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisivlle District, U.S. Army
4

Good overview and case study

Architect, Carlotta Berton
4

Case Studies are always a very impressive way to understand how peculiar every project is and how technical and design creativity can be efficient and effective in the same time.

Civil EIT, The Mullett Company
3

I enjoyed the case studies.

AECOM
4

Very informative and easy to follow

Drafter/Designer, Western Design Group
5

Nice to have case studies

Principal - Senior Project Manager-Business Centre Discipline Leader (Architecture), Stantec
5

Puts theory to practice - thanks!!

Project Engineer, Korsmo Construction
5

Good refresher on implementing Lv4 into the project.

Sr. Project Manager, University of Virginia
3

I liked the content, but the 2nd module wouldn't load

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

Our apologies, Kristine. The second video has now been fixed!

Vice President - Sustainability Services, Weathermatic
4

Explained changes clearly

Preconstruction Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
4

great case studies

Civil Engineer, MBA, EMK Construction and Energy Ltd
4

Thank you

Associate Principal, PERKINS+WILL
4

Good pace; case studies helpful.

Project Leader, M Moser Associates
Pro Reviewer
5

Great course! Explains very clear and down to the point the differences between LEED v.2009 versus v.4. The case studies and the answers to typical questions of the version change show the challenges and the opportunities of the version 4. Highly recommended for all LEED professionals educated on version 2009.

Senior Maintenance Technician, Cushman & Wakefield
4

educational and easy to use

Independent Sustainability Consultant
4

No additional comment

Consultant, H2 Ecodesign
Pro Reviewer
5

Excellent course for comparison and implementation! Richard does a great job of narrating and providing smart best practices into day to day work.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
5

It's a good knowledge to learn

Project Coordinator, Maxus Group
5

Very long for one CE point.

Chief Architect (Semi-Retired), Formerly of US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District
Pro Reviewer
5

In the description of the sample projects (especially the fire station), the dedication of the LEED team in persisting under difficult circumstances was remarkable, and shows very well indeed the effort often necessary to achieve LEED ratings. This fine seminar would be even better if the capable, skilled narrators were to have enunciated their speech slightly better. As it is, speech patterns in this interesting seminar are sometimes slurred -- albeit this may be a product of the recording systems, and not of the persons involved.

Superintendent, Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.
4

none

Engineering Tech., U.S. Army
5

good materials

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