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z LEED v4 Accredited Professional for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance Exam Prep & Study Group (Online)

Course Description

This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System 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 Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle. Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam.

Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.

REQUIRED READING: O+M Reference Guide

The LEED 2009 Reference Guide for Green Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M Reference Guide) is the most comprehensive guide for the LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System.

From the creators of the LEED Rating System, USGBC is the leading authority for LEED green building education. This guide will provide you with detailed credit and prerequisite information. You’ll also gain access to resources, documentation guidance, standards and implementation information.

The O+M Reference Guide is available from the U.S. Green Building Council’s publication section of their website. The price ranges from $80 to $98 and varies depending upon your USGBC national membership, added shipping costs and whether you would like a hard copy or .pdf version of the document.

OPTIONAL READING: O+M Study Guide

The O+M Study Guide is available for purchase from the U.S. Green Building Council’s publication section of their website. The price ranges from $35 to $43 and varies depending upon your USGBC national membership, added shipping costs and whether you would like a hard copy or .pdf version of the document. This book will support you in your preparation for the LEED AP O+M Exam but is considered Optional Reading because the content of this course covers the content of the publication.

The O+M Study Guide and the O+M Reference Guide are available as a study bundle for purchase from the U.S. Green Building Council's publications section of their website. The price ranges from $110 to $135 and varies depending upon your USGBC national membership, added shipping costs and whether you would like a hard copy or .pdf version of the document.

Course Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to participate in LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance, implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle.
  • Understand the relationships and synergies between LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance credits
  • Explain the function of the integrated approach as it relates to LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance
  • Identify and explain the major policies and regulations that govern green building and they relate to LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance
  • Describe the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance project certification process and identify the resources available to project teams.
  • Be prepared to sit for the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance AP Exam from the Green Building Certification Institute.

Course Content

Unit 1

  • Introduction and Project Site Factors
  • Development
  • Green Management
  • Climate Conditions

Unit 2

  • Water Management
  • Water Treatment
  • Stormwater
  • Irrigation Demand
  • Chemical Management

Unit 3

  • Project Systems and Energy Impacts
  • Energy Performance Policies
  • Building Components
  • On-Site Renewable Energy
  • Third-Party Relationships
  • Energy Performance Measurement
  • Energy Trade-offs
  • Sources
  • Energy Uses
  • Specialized Equipment Power Needs

Unit 4

  • Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials
  • Building Reuse
  • Rapidly Renewable Materials for Facilities
  • Alterations and Additions
  • Food Materials
  • Material Acquisition
  • Chemical Management Policy and Audit
  • Environmental Management Plan

Unit 5

  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • Minimum Ventilation Requirement
  • Tobacco Smoke Control
  • Air Quality
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Low-emitting Materials
  • Indoor/Outdoor Chemical and Pollutant Control
  • Lighting Controls
  • Thermal Controls
  • Views
  • Types of Building Spaces

Unit 6

  • Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
  • Design Workshop/Charrette
  • Ways to Earn Credit
  • Education of Building Manager and Operations Staff
  • Infrastructure
  • Zoning Requirements
  • Government Planning Agencies
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Traffic Studies Reduced Parking Methods
  • ADA/Universal Access

Unit 7

  • LEED Certification Process
  • Tools
  • Strategies
  • Roadblocks
  • Performance Period
  • Minimum Program Requirements
  • Reporting Energy and Water Data
  • Anticipated LEED 2012 roll-out and changes

Unit 8

  • Green Associate Exam Preparation
  • Eligibility
  • Costs
  • Credential Maintenance
  • Study Suggestions
  • Review
  • Practice Questions
  • Scheduling
  • Day of the Exam
  • After the Exam

Schedule

Online

CEUs: 3.2

Fee: $795