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z LEED AP BD+C (Online)

Course Description

LEED for Building Design + Construction Exam Preparation Study Group This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Building Design + Construction Rating Systems and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.

The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Building Design + Construction Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. This exam is the second of in a two-part series of exam, the first of which is the LEED Green Associate exam.

The LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Study Group is offered separately from this course. The LEED AP BD+C exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design, construction, and major renovations process, to support and encourage integrated design, and to streamline the LEED application and certification process. Please note that though experience on a LEED project is no longer an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam, it is strongly recommended.

Students examine case studies of LEED for Building Design + Construction certified projects, concepts of integrative design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. In each of the first seven Units we cover all Task Domains and Knowledge Domains in the 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 your fellow students and me.

Course Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to participate in LEED for Building Design and Construction projects, to support and encourage integrated design, and to streamline the LEED application and certification process.
  • Understand the relationships and synergies between LEED for Building Design and Construction credits.
  • Explain the function of the integrative approach as it relates to LEED for Building Design and Construction.
  • Identify and explain the major policies and regulations that govern green building as they relate to LEED for Building Design and Construction.
  • Describe the LEED for Building Design and Construction project certification process and identify the resources available to project teams.
  • Be prepared to sit for the LEED for Building Design and Construction AP Exam from the Green Building Certification Institute.

Course Content

Unit 1

  • Introduction; Location and Transportation; Sustainable Sites
  • Site Selection
  • Access to Quality Transit
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Green Vehicles Site Assessment
  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
  • Site Design and Development

Unit 2

  • Water Efficiency; LEED Project and Team Coordination
  • Outdoor Water Use Reduction
  • Indoor Water Use Reduction
  • Water Performance Management
  • Rating System Selection
  • Scorecard Development
  • Cross-Disciplinary Coordination
  • Identification of Potential Costs

Unit 3

  • Energy and Atmosphere; LEED Process
  • Building Loads
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Demand Response
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Energy Performance Management
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Energy Model as a Tool
  • Process Loads
  • Iterative Optimization
  • Different Avenues to Achieve
  • LEED Goals LEED System Synergies
  • Project Boundary
  • Prerequisites and Minimum Program
  • Requirements
  • Evolutionary Characteristics of LEED

Unit 4

  • Materials and Resources
  • Reuse
  • Life-cycle Impacts
  • Waste
  • Environmental Concerns of Materials

Unit 5

  • Indoor Environmental Quality; Integrative Strategies
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Lighting
  • Daylight
  • Acoustic Performance
  • Occupant Comfort, Health and Satisfaction
  • Thermal Comfort Design
  • Quality of Views
  • Integrative Process
  • Integrative Project Team
  • Value of Collaboration

Unit 6

  • Project Surroundings and Public Outreach;
  • Advocacy and Education for Adoption for
  • LEED Rating Systems
  • Regional Design
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Educational Outreach
  • Communicate the Values and Benefits of Green Building
  • Communicate the Benefits of using LEED
  • Understand Potential Trade-Offs
  • Identify Basic Categories of Incentive
  • Types
  • Identify the Need for Environmental and
  • Economic Analysis
  • Educate Others and Self

Unit 7

  • LEED Certification Process; Analysis Required for LEED Credits
  • Ensure Compliance of Minimum Program Requirements
  • Select Appropriate Rating System
  • Identify Regional Priority Credits Project Registration Identify Team Responsibilities
  • Access and Manage Credit Forms and Templates through LEED Online
  • Project Management
  • Coordinate and Disseminate Addenda
  • Submit Technical Questions to USGBC
  • Maintain LEED Scorecard
  • Estimate the Cost of LEED Certification
  • Manage a Project’s LEED Review Process
  • Verify Technical Work Products
  • Identify Synergistic Credits
  • Research Green Building Products and Strategies
  • Understand Value of Energy Modeling as Tool

Unit 8

  • LEED AP BD+C Exam Preparation
  • Registering for Your Exam
  • The Exam
  • Pre-Exam Checklist
  • Study Suggestions
  • Review
  • Practice Questions
  • Day of the Exam
  • After the Exam
  • Credential Maintenance

Schedule

Online

CEUs: 3.2

Fee: $795