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LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C)
Water Efficiency / Energy & Atmosphere

GBCI: 0090010650

Explore two credit categories: 1) the Water Efficiency credits and 2) the Energy & Atmosphere credits.
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 (138 votes)
4.014495

About

Explore two credit categories: 1) the Water Efficiency credits, which focus on reducing water use inside and outside the building and the importance of metering for better water management; and 2) the Energy & Atmosphere credits, which focus first on reducing energy loads and demand, using necessary energy efficiently, and applying renewable sources where possible.

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.

This session will cover each prerequisite and credit in a credit-by-credit format presenting technical requirements and strategies that work to achieve them.

Objectives

  1. Recognize ways to reduce water use inside and outside the building and implement water metering to support better water management.
  2. Recognize how the holistic approach of addressing the reduction of energy use, energy efficient design strategies, and renewable energy sources are reflected in the credits.
  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

Leaders

Manus Mcdevitt

Principal Sustainable Engineering Group LLC
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    Carlie Bullock-Jones made 4 contributions in the last 6 months
  • USGBC

Carlie Bullock-Jones

Founder and Principal Ecoworks Studio
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    Jeremy Poling made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Jeremy Poling

Senior Certification Reviewer U.S. Green Building Council

Warren Gorowitz

Vice President of Sustainability Ewing Irrigation Products

Paul Knowles

Smart Water Practice Leader Natural Systems Utilities
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Other sessions included in that series:

 

LEED v4 Rating System Review
(BD+C and ID+C)
Water Efficiency / Energy & Atmosphere

 

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

 

LEED v4 Rating System Review
(BD+C and ID+C)
Indoor Environmental Quality

 

LEED v4 Rating System Review
(BD+C and ID+C)
Materials & Resources

 

LEED v4 Rating System Review
(BD+C and ID+C)
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Total 147 commentsLeave a comment

Daphne More, AIA BD&C
5

I appreciate the amount of well-organized information that was presented in easily digestible chapters. The course offered but technical, theoretical and practical knowledge.

Thank you.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
3

good summary!!

architect, ARCADIS
4

Good summary

Global Real Estate, Energy and Sustainability, JPMorganChase
5

The course was very well presented and concise.

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

This seminar has a lot of information to dispense, and dispense it the USGBC certainly does -- every last bit of it, and in only 1 hour & 40 minutes, too. Problem is, in order to output out such a large volume of information in such a limited time, some of the narrators must read from their prepared text at a mile-a-minute, and there's no way to do that without slurring words, and speaking somewhat inarticulately. The resultant "Review" may be comprehensive, but it's hard to learn anything when course narrators are speaking so fast it's impossible to take notes, for fear of losing track of what the presenters are saying.

Project Manager, Gensler
4

Good information

Senior Civil Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
3

Speakers talked too fast to keep up with them. This should be a 2+ hour course!

Technical Solutions Specialist @ GBCI India, GBCI India
5

good

Project Engineer, Robins & Morton
4

Good information

Architect, Macro Design Studio srl
Pro Reviewer
5

Comprehensive explanation

3

Would appreciate more examples and less theory which can be read in the manuals

3

Would appreciate more examples and less theory which can be read in the manuals

Project Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
4

Great in-depth overview of WE and EA requirements

4

Very informative.

5

Well done.

Glumac
4

Great overview with a good amount of detail to properly explain the prereqs and credits and how they relate with one another.

3

EA could have been a course on its own

Global Product Manager, Nortec Humidity Inc.
4

Great content, the speakers were a bit fast which made it hard to follow for some points.

Sheaffer Landscape Architects
1

This was the most difficult course I have ever encountered due to the apparent rushing by the presenters to cram so much into 100 minutes, poor audio making it necessary to frequently replay. monotone presentation, and presenters sometimes stumbling on the reading of the material.

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your feedback, Dean. We're sorry for your frustrating experience with this course. Your experience and feedback has been shared with our Education department and helps us to make future improvements. Thanks again!

Staff Engineer / Sustainability Coordinator, Virginia Military Institute
4

pictogram approach is great

Princeton University
3

a little long

4

Very informative video

Senior Director, AtSite
3

Good but fast!!!

Project Engineer, MSK Construction Inc.
2

poor sound quality - it was hard to hear some of the speakers

4

no comment

Architect, CECEP
5

Very helpful.

President, Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction,
4

Kept my interest

President, Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction,
4

Kept my interest

Engineering Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeratio
5

Thanks!

3

Would be nice if poor audio levels and clarity in the presentation could be fixed.

Haskell
5

good overview of the WE and EA credits

3

extremely fast presentation--too fast really--probably should become two separate presentations

4

Course was very informative

4

general overview, great that its free

Energy Associate, GreenTree Building Energy Pvt. Ltd.
5

Quite impressive! Great work.

Architect, Gensler
4

Hard to understand audio at times.

Project Manager, Davis Carter Scott
4

Good comprehensive review of rating system

Director, Yale Office of Sustainability , Yale University
5

very helpful and complete

HVAC Designer, PS&S
3

Volume on speakers voices were a little off.

National Specialty Leasing Coordinator , Starwood Retail Partners
3

I liked this course, it was easy to follow along with the Powerpoints

architect, Provincia Autonoma di Trento
4

ok

Industrial Engineer
4

Nice slides, only some audio issues with some of the orators.

Architect
4

Nice course!

Senior Scientist/Engineer/Systems Analyst II
4

This is a fairly comprehensive course and a good guide to credits in EA and Water Efficiency.

Green building Manager, NG CONCEPT SAS
5

very interesting and complete

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
4

Really helps to understand the logic behind the credit. Thank you!

Student, Vanderbilt University
5

very good video

CEO, JVN JOINT STOCK COMPANY

Very helpful with lots of explanation.

Monroe Plumbing
4

Good course

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