LEED Rating System
Course OutlineLEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Created and maintained by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is a rating system for green buildings. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The rating system is specific to the type of project being worked on, and are broken down into points for each type of credit. This webinar will help you understand the basics of the LEED rating system and gain insight into the essence of sustainable development. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Understand the importance of sustainable development;
Identify five key areas of green building design;
Understand the goal of achieving sustainability in each area;
Minimize the overall environmental impacts in the building process;
Identify the energy-saving features of green buildings; and
Understand all aspects ofgreen building
There is no lecture notes for this lunch webinar.
Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.
Green buildings are also called sustainable buildings. They are designed to meet certain objectives such as conserving energy and water; improving air quality; and reducing the overall impact to the environment. Many green building principles and strategies described in this course can be applied to either new construction or renovation projects. Building "green" is an opportunity to use our resources efficiently while creating a healthier environment.
technical information related to this subject, please visit the following web pages:
U.S. Green Building Council
Green Building Resource Guide
California Green Building Design and Construction
Santa Monica Green Building Program
NAHB's Model Green Home Building Guidelines
Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for the discussion during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits (quiz deadline: midnight on the webinar date).