This course looks at the process of creating and getting support for cost-effective green schools. The course covers issues such as the synergies between LEED credits and categories to maximize sustainability, how to develop a green school curriculum using the building as a teaching tool, and how to get-buy in support and identify key stakeholders.
This course looks at a variety of ecologically sensitive water strategies for buildings and sites. The course covers how to track and diagram water flow through a site, how to develop a water balance for a building and site design, putting together the components of an integrated team to design ecologically sensitive water systems, and how to monitor water performance.
This course looks at key strategies to achieve energy efficiency in high-rise residential buildings. The course covers building integration issues; ventilation system approaches; how tools like Pharos can help make material selections to reduce environmental impacts and improve indoor air quality; and trends in high-performance, high-rise residential building design.
This course looks at key lessons learned from the application of LEED for Healthcare 2009 on active projects around the U.S. and the world, and describes changes made to LEED HC 2009 as well as new approaches incorporated into LEED HC v4. The course covers challenges to meeting the rating system and credit requirements and how projects have overcome them, and identifies the most appropriate project types for LEED HC as well as how to apply these credits to other building types such as healthcare renovation projects.
This course looks at how one can leverage next generation developments in multi-dimensional modeling for whole building M&V assessment. Currently, the IPMVP calibrated simulation route to M&V is probably the least utilized. This session is concerned with this route and how to take it to the next level by using detailed BMS data across sub-hourly time-steps. The aim being to create a digital model-based operational building management platform that intelligently interprets data to identify and investigate solutions to building performance issues.
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.
This course will discuss lighting in LEED v4 and introduce new credits, metrics, and methods of compliance for LEED lighting-related credits.
This course looks at LEED as a global rating system and discusses the challenges and opportunities in implementing LEED outside the United States.
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.
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.