LEED, Materials and Health

This course looks at the goals and progress to date of a grant the USGBC received from Google, and includes discussion of the thinking behind the LEED v4 Materials Ingredients credit background as it relates to this grant.

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A Lighting Insider's View to LEED V4.

This course will discuss lighting in LEED v4 and introduce new credits, metrics, and methods of compliance for LEED lighting-related credits.

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Curiosities, Proposals and Innovations from LEED Projects Abroad

This course looks at LEED as a global rating system and discusses the challenges and opportunities in implementing LEED outside the United States.

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Code Dread: Keeping up with ASHRAE and LEED.

This course looks at the major changes to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 through the lens of a case study project where energy modeling was used to determine the new standard’s effects on energy savings and LEED certification.

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LEED v4 - Tools & Resources

This course looks at the new tools and resources that are available with LEEDv4. It addressed the supporting tools available for LEED project teams, and also discusses different engagement opportunities for LEEDv4 supporting tools. It highlights how the improvements will enhance the users experience.

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Introducing LEED v4: Lessons from the LEED v4 Beta Program

This course looks at how the Beta Program was used to help improve LEEDv4 and the user experience. It looks closely at a few projects that were submitted through the Beta Program and compares and contrasts how buildings would be certified in the newest version of LEED, as opposed to the previous version. This course will also cover the new program support and tools to help with submitting your project under LEEDv4.

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LEED v4 - Technical Improvements

This course takes a closer look at LEEDv4 and the importance of the technical improvements that have been made. This course also discusses the market trends and building performance and how these have both influenced LEEDv4.

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Persistence is a Virtue: Energy Efficiency M&V

The term Measurement and Verification (M&V) means using pre-determined data to quantifiably measure performance and then comparing this to a predicted outcome. This course will discuss why it is important to evaluate outcomes for every energy efficiency project, and the importance of picking the appropriate type of M&V process and tools to meet a project’s needs. Learners will be able to use the M&V concepts immediately to bring transparency and expectation setting to their projects.

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What's Green Worth?

This course covers a situation analysis of green valuation in relation to property, along with the misconceptions of “green” in the marketplace. It discusses what’s new in green valuation, and takes a closer look at the Appraisal Institute’s efforts in the green space.

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Designing for All through Public Interest Design

This program will challenge our conventional triple-bottom-line definition of sustainability. Is sustainable design really sustainable if construction of such features leads to death or permanent injury? Is sustainable design really sustainable if the community is not involved? LEED Pilot Credits for Social Equity are reviewed and a detailed introduction to SEED demonstrates how the two missions can be paired for the greater good. An inspiring case study of community revitalization in Kansas City’s “killing zip code” demonstrates the power of collaboration in social equity design.

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