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LEED for Contractors Series
Part 2: Materials and Resources

GBCI: 0910000508

Continue exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v2009

Published on: June 19, 2014

Average: 4.4 (5 votes)


This 90 minute course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout. Great insight for all project team members! (Participation in Part 1 is not required.)

There are some items you should have in order to successfully complete the course:
1. Pen, paper, and highlighter (to take notes and jot down definitions)
2. LEED 2009 for New Construction project checklist
3. LEED 2009 Online Sample Credit Forms (templates)

Download items 2 and 3 from the Additional Resources section on the right hand side of the page.


  1. List specific LEED credits the Contractor is responsible for in the Materials and Resources (MR) category
  2. List the LEED MR credits Contractor support is necessary for
  3. Identify which of the LEED MR credits are out of the Contractor’s control
  4. Plan, implement and document strategies to meet the LEED MR credit requirements
  5. Identify real world examples of LEED implementation that have resulted in failure and should be avoided


This course is a part of the following series:
LEED for Contractors Series

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GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States


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Other sessions included in that series:


LEED for Contractors Series
Part 2: Materials and Resources


LEED for Contractors Series
Part 1: Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

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Total 5 commentsLeave a comment

Senior Real Estate Manager, CBRE

Did not cover the material adequately for test. It was hard to follow.

HDR, Inc.


AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Fredette Architects, PLLC
Pro Reviewer

This thorough, step-by-step review of MR credits 2-7 well prepares course participants to assemble the Contractor’s documentation for Materials and Resources credits for LEED online. The detailed guidance on creation of a Construction Waste Management Plan and utilization of the MR Calculator is particularly valuable. Contractors and Subcontractors will benefit from taking this excellent course, which merits wider distribution.

Principal, Eco Metrics LLC

Detailed and thorough description of documentation process and requirements for the MR credits. There is a superb demonstration of the new v4 MR calculator that every LEED AP will appreciate. I like the resources that are provided with the course. Keep your LEED Checklist handy as the exam questions do not always spell out the entire name of the credit.

Director of Sustainability, The Flintco Companies
Pro Reviewer

Excellent follow-up to part one. Same quality and thoughtful breakdown of the MR Credits. Recommended for all contractors as a guide to documentation.

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