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EQ and Energy LEED Documentation Tips — From LEED Reviewers

GBCI: 0920009242

LEED reviewers want to certify your project! Learn how to make it easy for them.
Eligible for 0.5 CE HOURS.
  • 0.5 CE

  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: June 17, 2016

Average: 4.1 (77 votes)


In this course you’ll hear LEED reviewers who specialize in energy- and ventilation-related LEED prerequisites and credits discuss the most essential topics to completing quality documentation, including:

  • What the current energy and ventilation spreadsheets look like and how to use them.
  • How to do the same quality control check of your energy model that a LEED reviewer will do, so that you can catch mistakes first.
  • Key facets of LEED v4 energy and ventilation requirements that even experienced LEED professionals might not know about.
  • How to document your ventilation system type using USGBC’s spreadsheet.

This course also covers energy and ventilation, with a focus on the main energy efficiency and ventilation prerequisites and credits. It also touches on other issues, including renewable energy, commissioning, and natural ventilation. All LEED professionals will learn from the course, but the focus is on LEED BD&C requirements and documentation.

After watching the videos, download the Practice Exercises document and supporting handouts in the Additional Resources section on the right.

For more generalist LEED credit tips, and coverage on the most common mistakes seen on project information forms, check out the course LEED Documentation Tips — From LEED Reviewers.

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  1. Use the minimum energy performance calculator to conduct a quality control review of your energy model.
  2. Use the minimum indoor air quality performance calculator to accurately document your ventilation systems and avoid LEED reviewer questions.
  3. Provide the correct commissioning documents under LEED v4.
  4. Submit high-quality documentation of essential LEED energy and ventilation prerequisites and credits.
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Created by

BuildingGreen, Inc.
Brattleboro, VT
United States


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    Tristan Roberts made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Tristan Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer BuildingGreen, Inc.

Jonathan Curtin

Certification Team Lead: Energy/HVAC

Lori Gregory

LEED Certification Team Lead, Energy
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