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Preconstruction Specialist, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
4

I liked the format of the course (a real live example of things that were done to make a building sustainable). The sound wasn't great though.

Student, Savannah College of Art and Design
4

Really like the tour, but the sound quality was poor. It would be nice to have subtitles or if the people had clip on microphones.

Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for the comments regarding the audio, Nathaniel. We will pass them on to the GreenHome Institute.

Deputy, Planning Design + Construction, US Air Force
5

Excellent Course! Excellent City!

Senior Project Manager, AECOM
5

The tour was very interesting and reviewing the LEED Check List for Sage on Prospect was also instructional. This was excellent!

Student, Dartmouth College
5

Cool!

Sustainability Director, Guidon Design
Pro Reviewer
2

I found the course informative and a good introductions to the buildings, as a LEED AP and Architect. There are some good innovations and adaptations for energy, construction and space efficiency included in the recorded tour. Those unfamiliar with LEED BD+C or LEED for Homes maybe left wondering about the motivations or benefits behind certain choices made by the projects. There are efforts taken to minimize background noise and disruptions. Although they don't always work, and but I could still follow with discussion.
I understand the attempt to show context of Milwaukee by starting at the roof, although the views would only be known to locals familiar to the address and skyline anyway, so it becomes a disorienting place to start the tour. A introductory clip or slide would benefit the sequencing, helping with orienting the viewer so look to the handout for Sage on Prospect first. The recorded tour exits to the street to discuss the recognizable front of the building eventually.
The two-part video should be better labeled and explained. You are half-way through the course before it becomes obvious that the tour is for two "buildings" instead of the typical building tour with an addition or support building operating as a whole building[s].

PRESIDENT/CEO, Green Globe USA, Green Globe USA
3

The achievement of the company is great. The video could be better quality and more professional. The presentation could be more emphatic and sensitive to the listeners.

Senior Mechanical Engineer, DAR
4

informative

Architect, DAR
5

informative

Project Engineer, The Walsh Group
4

Impressive and interesting couple of projects. The people presenting the project really showed how knowledgeable they are on how their building works.

Architect/Project Manager, Department of Homeland Security
4

Very informative. Thank you.

Architect & LEED Consultant, Ambito Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad
Pro Reviewer
3

This 2-part video is basically a virtual tour through two residential complex buildings that have achieved LEED Platinum certification. The tour is improvised and runs the audience through the different parts of the building where sustainable strategies have been applied. Some of the design features that have been incorporated into this building are really cool. In my opinion, this course is appropriate for an intermediate level audience who already knows most of the information on LEED credits, and can understand the process and coordination that is necessary to achieve each one. If your are expecting in-depth content on each credit, this course is not for you. I would recommend this course to anyone already working with LEED that is interested in seeing what can be done in real life residential projects.

International Environmental Policy - Grad Student, CBRE
Pro Reviewer
4

From the learner experience, this course should be taken by professionals who are fairly new to sustainable homes design and construction as a way to illustrate the theoretical concepts of LEED for Homes with real-world examples of strategies implemented by project teams to obtain LEED certification in a simple language.
The course presents two multi-family residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and it highlights strategies in materials used, water use reduction, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.

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