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LEED 101: Green Building Basics & LEED

This course is intended for those who are new to green building and looking to learn the basics of green building and LEED.

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LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies

This course is intended for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of LEED - including those with a stake in their company's or community's building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI's LEED Green Associate credential.

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LEED 101: Green Building Basics & LEED

The course offers an introduction to USGBC, green building principles and the fundamentals of the LEED Rating System. It includes topics on climate change and building impacts; motivators for green building; and integrative versus conventional approaches – and the associated benefits – to building design, construction and operations. You will leave this course with a basic understanding of the intent, concepts and terms for each LEED credit category, as well as green building best practices, regulations and incentives. This course is for those seeking to learn only the basics. If you want to learn about LEED in greater detail, including specific strategies, metrics and standards – or if you are pursuing the LEED Green Associate credential – consider our LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies course.

*NOTE: LEED 101 is not a prerequisite for LEED 201. If you are interested in going beyond the basics, consider our LEED 201 course!

Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe green building and the role of USGBC and LEED
  • Recognize the intents of each LEED Credit Category
  • Explain key sustainability terms and concepts
  • Identify green building best practices
  • Examine cutting-edge examples of green building
  • Explain cost considerations
  • Recognize your role in green building

 

LEED 201: Core Concepts & Strategies

The course provides essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. It begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building, and a brief background on the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED, including basics of the building certification process. The core of the course presents LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level – across building types and rating systems – touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project case examples.

*NOTE: If you are interested in only the basics, check out our LEED 101 course. LEED 101 is not a prerequisite for LEED 201.

Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the structure of the LEED rating system and the overall LEED certification process
  • Describe key green building intents and concepts associated with LEED
  • Recognize successful LEED strategies and measurements for achieving goals
  • Describe the central role of integrative design in sustainable building design, construction, and operations
  • Identify and explain synergies between LEED credit categories and strategies
  • Describe case studies that represent LEED best practices in action across the range of building markets

 

Interested in other LEED courses? Check out our Homes 401 course here!

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