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LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C)
Overview and Location & Transportation

GBCI: 0090010444

Explore the LEED Location & Transportation credits, which encourage project teams to take advantage of the infrastructure elements in existing communities that provide environmental and human health benefits.
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

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

LEED version: v4

Published on: September 17, 2013

Average: 4 (118 votes)
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About

Explore the LEED Location & Transportation credits, which encourage project teams to take advantage of the infrastructure elements in existing communities that provide environmental and human health benefits. This session also includes an overview of the innovation, regional priority, and the integrative process credits. This session will cover each prerequisite and credit in a credit-by-credit format presenting technical requirements and strategies that work to achieve them.

After watching the course video, please click "TAKE THE QUIZ". Once you have passed the quiz, your hours will be reported to GBCI and AIA and you will have access to a PDF certificate of completion.

For additional resources for Location & Transportation credits, view LEED v4 Credit Tutorials: Location & Transportation (BD+C/ID+C).

Objectives

  1. Consider the advantages of existing infrastructure supporting the project site
  2. Recognize the importance of pursuing LT credits early and options available after site selection
  3. Recognize synergies between multiple credits
  4. Recognize how credit requirements lead to higher performing buildings and market transformation

Series

This course is a part of the following series:
LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C)

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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States
U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

Leaders

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    Eliot Allen made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Eliot Allen

Principal Criterion Planners, Inc
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    Carlie Bullock-Jones made 4 contributions in the last 6 months

Carlie Bullock-Jones

Founder and Principal Ecoworks Studio
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LEED v4 Rating System Review
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LEED v4 Rating System Review
(BD+C and ID+C)
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LEED v4 Rating System Review
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Total 128 commentsLeave a comment

Senior Project Manager, JLL
5

Detailed informative course

Precast Plant Manager, Con-Fab California LLC
3

good basic info

Associate, Architect / Landscape Architect, Spurlock Landscape Architects
4

Good overview of what is in the LEED Manual; i would have liked to see examples of how the credits can be applied

Sustainability Manager, Aviation & Federal, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
5

great summary of credits

Sustainability Manager, Aviation & Federal, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
5

great summary of credits

Sustainability Manager, Aviation & Federal, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
5

great summary of credits

2

Needs better visuals to go along with the narrative. shows same slide for a long time.

Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
5

Great course

Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
5

Great course

Architect, Freelance
4

Great

Project Manager, Gensler
4

well done

Chief Architect (Semi-Retired), Formerly of US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District
Pro Reviewer
4

A thorough overview of this Credit Category. The slides would be, well, more synergistic, if they weren't mostly single icons or single statements, but instead showed more clearly how the concept being discussed relates to other Credits or Credit Categories.

Technical Solutions Specialist @ GBCI India, GBCI India
5

very useful

Civil Designer, DC Water (Rohadfox)
4

Great work!

Civil Engineer,MBA, EMK Construction and Energy Ltd
5

Thank you, the course was great

EHS Specialist, JLL
5

This session had a good speed and flow.

Industrial Engineer
5

Excellent slides

Sustainability Consultant , CABR Shanghai Branch
5

good explanation about the innovation and pilot credits

Interior Designer, Elizabeth Munro Design Inc.
4

Intro was a bit long but the content was very good!

Architect, Macro Design Studio Srl
Pro Reviewer
5

Very good explanation.

4

Appreciated the ongoing discussion of synergies throughout the presentation.

5

Great job!

Director, Wholesome Ventures Ltd
4

Thanks

Project Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
4

Very comprehensive overview of LT, IN, IP, and RP credits

architect
4

Very informative

3

Overall the course was great but Elliot Allen seemed underprepared for the video and his tone was very dry. This would have been considerably more visually interesting with pictures from actual sites showing compliance.

LEED Generalist Reviewer
3

The sound of the mp3 of the course have some problems.

JMZ Architects and Planners, P.C.
3

thorough
dull
Could these be split into smaller sections? I didn't have the power to stay awake, but I did try hard :)

industrial hygenist/environmental scientist, AirQuest Environmental Inc
4

good review

industrial hygenist/environmental scientist, AirQuest Environmental Inc
4

good review

CTE Centro de Tecnologia de Edificacoes
5

This course was great because it explains the main goals and requirements of LT credits giving practical examples, that will surely help us to better understand the requirements when checking the reference guide.

ARQUITECTO TECNICO, Architecture and Sustainability Research Unit Barcelona
5

I find this course very interesting, very useful to learn about this new catergory LT.

4

Section on innovative credits, pilot credits, etc. was irrelevant to the rest of the course.

Interior Designer, Wilson Associates
4

This video helps me understand the v4.

Architect
5

excellent

Senior Director, AtSite
2

This course was jammed packed with information.
Despite the numerous slides, I still felt like the details were rushed.
Seems like with 197 slides, more detailed information could have been presented rather than just said.

3

Some of the presenters were reading/talking quite fast and it was somewhat difficult to understand the technical aspects.

5

Interesting

Director, Yale Office of Sustainability , Yale University
4

very good overview of this material

Attorney, IL
4

Good review. Would have been very useful when studying for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

Schneider Electric
3

Maybe a little fast on delicate parts. For me more slides may be relevant

Sustainable Innovation Consultant
3

Very useful resource. I also appreciated layout and graphics, very clear.

Hamilton Partners, Inc.
4

interesting and smooth

Former Volunteer and Sustainability Manager, Chicago Event Management (formerly)
4

Women presenters were clear, concise and quick to cover the topics. The man could have used a bit more practice... Beyond that, good material.

BIM Manager, Innoworx Engineering Design
4

The course has provided a good knowledge of the LT credit rating system and was presented well.

Architect, The Beck Group
3

The comments and information provided on the ID, RP and IP categories are such a great and useful to complement our knowledge; but the LT information is the reference guide itself, not additional knowledge.

4

Eliot Allen is knowledgeable, but not a dynamic speaker.

4

good breakdown of the credits, bullet points of actions to complete the credits are helpful.

Sustainability Advisor, Vesta Consulting
3

More internation tips would be handy as these particular credits are very US-specific.
Also, more visual information would have made this course more interesting. LT category can be easily illustrated by some "best practice" that everyone should learn about.

4

Integrative process steps and description do not address situations where an owner or developer has already committed to a project site as opposed to situations in which a project team can advise &/or identify a project site.

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