LEED v4 Master Class: E&A Category: Ins and Outs of the Existing Buildings Commissioning - Analysis Credit | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED v4 Master Class: E&A Category: Ins and Outs of the Existing Buildings Commissioning - Analysis Credit

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Starts On - December 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ends On - December 13, 2017 - 1:30pm
455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, #770
Washington , DC 20001

Welcome the fall at USGBC National Capital Region by sharpening your knowledge of the “latest and greatest achievements” in LEED credits taught by our industry experts.

Learn about the variety of credits across LEED ratings for new and existing buildings, and interiors. LEED AP BD+C, O+M and ID+C holders will have the opportunity to earn LEED specific CEUs toward their credential maintenance requirements, and industry practitioners will have in-depth discussion on the technical applications of the credits. LEED AP credential holders are highly encouraged to attend.

Register for our Dec. 13 Master Class, “Diving into Energy and Atmosphere: Ins and Outs of the Existing Buildings Commissioning - Analysis Credit." This course is 1.5 AIA LUs approved and approved for 1.5 O+M specific CE or 1.5 Green Associate CE hours; others report 1.5 general CE hours.

Are you a practitioner in LEED design or building commissioning agent, property manager or owner working on the commissioning of buildings? Whether you work extensively on the topic, or would like to dig deeper into analysis requirements as an AP O+M, this course will provide vital knowledge and practitioner experience to up your commissioning game.

This class will focus on how existing building commissioning procedures and energy audits can enhance a property owner’s understanding of their facility’s energy use. Participants will understand and be able to develop strategies for building owners to re-commission their properties and improve performance, while ensuring occupant comfort needs are met. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify the two paths to achieving the “Existing Building Commissioning – Analysis” credit under the Energy & Atmosphere category and required deliverables for each step of the process. Participants will also be able to identify and calculate rates of return on investment for energy upgrades and cost-benefit analysis of proposed building renovations. A project case study demonstrating achievement of this credit will also be presented.

Course objectives

  • Identify the key components of the Existing Buildings Commissioning – Analysis credit under the Energy & Atmosphere category, LEED O+M.
  • Understand the two pathways for compliance with the EBC – Analysis credit: Options 1. Commissioning, and Option 2. ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits.
  • Understand standard and additional documentation required in submitting the LEED credit Existing Building Commissioning – Analysis for review, under several compliance Options.
  • Be able to calculate Simple Payback Period, Return on Investment and Cost-Benefit Ratio to demonstrate owner trade-offs for contemplated building renovations and upgrades.
  • Understand how continuous commissioning and energy audits improve building performance, while ensuring operations are consistent with owner facility requirements.


  • 12-12:10 p.m. – Introductions
  • 12:10-12:50 p.m. – Course Session
  • 12:50-1:15 p.m. – Interactive Q&A with LEED AP O+M Credential holders
  • 1:15-1:30 p.m. – Closing

Our thanks to GHT Limited for generously providing lunch for this event.