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Lunch & LEED Webinar

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Starts On - September 1, 2017 - 11:15am
Ends On - September 1, 2017 - 12:30pm

Join USGBC communities in the South for our September Lunch & LEED webinar, "Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders" (11:15 a.m. CST / 12:15 p.m. EST). This webinar (GBCI: 0090010900) is approved for one LEED-specific continuing education (CE) hour that may go toward credential maintenance for LEED AP BD+C, Green Associate and AIA credentials.

About the webinar
A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children's studies of the balance of nature. Course participants will learn how the project integrated several strategies to create learning opportunities for students to achieve the 'School as a Teaching Tool' credit with one of the most robust sustainable curricula in the world.

The school extends its sustainable education to the community, earning the project another innovation credit for "green building education." The intended audience for this video course includes design professionals who work on K-12 projects, school teachers and administrators, and anyone interested in how green buildings can be used as teaching tools to increase occupant and community awareness of environmental issues.

Learning objectives

  • List the requirements for the School as a Teaching Tool credit in LEED for Schools, and describe how the Hood River Middle School integrated them through hands-on learning
  • Describe the Innovation in Design Green Building Education credit that the HoodRiver Middle School, and differentiate it from the School as a Teaching Tool credit
  • Relate the synergies amongst the education and participation of the students (ID c3) with Optimizing Energy Performance (EAc1) and On-Site Renewable Energy (EAc2)
  • Explain strategies used in the project for water efficiency, reduction of material use and enhancing the indoor environment

Additional details
If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you must register individually (non-registered viewers of the WebEx will not be able to report attendance), and you will need to include your GBCI number in the order form. An event password will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.