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LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep & Study Group (Online)

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. Students examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.

In each of the first seven Units, we cover all specification sections listed by the Green Building Certification Institute as exam content areas. The final Unit focuses on exam preparation.

To be successful in this course and on the exam I recommend you view all the presentations, thoroughly read and understand all the readings, successfully pass each of the Unit's quizzes and engage in the discussion forums with me and your fellow students.

You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Possess the information necessary to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and fundamental strategies in LEED
  • Understand the relationships and synergies between LEED credits
  • Be able to explain the function of the integrated design approach
  • Have identified and explained the major policies and regulations that govern green building
  • Have the knowledge necessary to describe the LEED project certification process and identify the resources available to project teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and fundamental strategies in LEED
  • Understand the relationships and synergies between LEED credits
  • Explain the function of the integrated design approach
  • Identify and explain the major policies and regulations that govern green building
  • Describe the LEED project certification process and identify the resources available to project teams.
  • Be qualified and prepared to sit for the Green Associate Exam from the Green Building Certification Institute.

Course Content

Supporting Topics

  • Primary references
  • Case studies of LEED certified building projects
  • Concepts of integrated design
  • Project team approach
  • LEED champions
  • Third-party verification
  • LEED administration process
  • Exam Preparation

Unit 1

  • Introduction and Project Site Factors
  • Introduction to LEED
  • Community Connectivity
  • Zoning Requirements
  • Development

Unit 2

  • Water Management
  • Types and Quality of Water
  • Water Management

Unit 3

  • Project Systems and Energy Impacts
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Green Power

Unit 4

  • Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
  • Recycled Materials
  • Locally Harvested and Manufactured Materials
  • Construction Waste Management

Unit 5

  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • Ventilation
  • Pollutants
  • Indoor Air Quality During Construction
  • Indoor Air Quality Before Occupancy

Unit 6

  • Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
  • Integrated Project Team Criteria
  • Durability Planning and Management
  • Innovative and Regional Design
  • Codes

Unit 7

  • LEED Certification Process
  • Project Requirements and Resources
  • Costs
  • Project Resources
  • Standards

Unit 8

  • Green Associate Exam Preparation
  • Credentials
  • USGBC and GBCI
  • Exam Application and Eligibility Requirements
  • What to Expect on Exam Day
  • After the Exam

Schedule

Online

CEUs: 3.2

Fee: $695 (Only available as a certificate)