Understanding Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems: LEED BD+C 251


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This workshop, developed by USGBC, introduces the credit intents, key elements, main requirements, and reference standards of the Green Building Design and Construction (BD+C) LEED rating systems. Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts and strategies of the following LEED rating systems: New Construction & Major Renovations (NC); Core & Shell (CS); and Schools – supporting successful green construction projects.

Led by official USGBC LEED FacultyTM who are LEED and facilitation experts, this workshop provides an understanding of the scope of the LEED BD+C rating system family, covering the distinctive aspects of each rating system within it. The course examines all prerequisites and credits in LEED BD+C’s six credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials & Resources, and Innovation in Design; it also addresses Regional Priority credits. The workshop introduces all of the credits, going into detail on the goals, intents, requirements, and strategies of prerequisites and selected key credits. The course also reinforces understanding of synergies between credits, and provides an overview of the LEED certification process, including basic documentation considerations. Throughout the day, participants will engage in discussions and interactive activities based on real-life projects to enforce what is taught about LEED BD+C prerequisites, credits, and concepts.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the unique aspects of the BD+C rating system family, and differences between each rating system (NC, CS, and Schools) within this family
  • Identify the minimum program requirements for the BD+C rating systems
  • Describe the goal, intent, and requirements of BD+C prerequisites and key credits
  • Identify synergies between BD+C credits
  • Plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
8:30am – 5:00pm

Doubletree Hotel Springfield
Rathdangan I & II
2431 North Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

Before August 16, 2010:
USGBC Members: $325
Non-Members: $390

On or after August 16, 2010
USGBC Member: $355
Non-Member: $440


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What Registration Includes:
  • Instruction from official USGBC Faculty who are experts in LEED and trained in facilitation and adult learning techniques.
  • Participant workbook, interactive learning activities based on real LEED projects and a glossary of key green building definitions.
  • Option to order one print edition of the corresponding Reference Guide at a discounted rate ($145 plus taxes and S&H); no exchanges or refunds.
  • Continuing education for 7 hours of instruction directly reported to AIA and CSI.
  • Certificate of completion for self-reporting to other professional organizations, including GBCI (7 CE hours).
  • Lunch and refreshments.
Credential Maintenance Units
GBCI CE Hours 7
GBCI CE Hours (LEED BD+C Specific) 7
CSI (CEU) 0.7

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