LEED Core Concepts

By Grey Lee, Executive Director on 2/14/2013

LEED Core Concepts for GA Exam w 6h GBCI

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The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter is presenting a live, hands-on course for green building professionals who are pursuing the LEED GA or LEED AP credential and those who would like to understand better the basics of the LEED system, especially the new LEEDv4 version arriving in June, 2013.
Attendees will be provided with study materials and lunch/snacks are included. The cost is $95 for members and $125 for non-members of the USGBC MA Chapter. Registrants will also gain a Trade Show pass for both 3/6 and 3/7, which will qualify for a $50 discount on the registration to NESEA BuildingEnergy13 Conference. Register for this workshop to gain the discount code.
The program runs from 8:30-5:00 pm on March 6th, with multiple breaks and opportunities to network with other attendees. The course is scheduled to be held in the World Trade Center Auditorium on level 3.
LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
This course is intended for anyone who wants more than just a basic understanding of LEED - including those with a stake in their company's or community's building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI's LEED Green Associate credential. The course provides essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. It begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building, with a brief background on the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED that includes the basics of the building certification process. The core of the course presents LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level - across building types and rating systems - touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project case examples.
The course will provide you with 6 hours of GBCI LEED-specific credits and/or 4 hours of AIA CES (LU).
Upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to: 
  • Describe the structure of the LEED rating system and the overall LEED certification process
  • Describe key green building intents and concepts associated with LEED
  • Recognize successful LEED strategies and measurements for achieving goals
  • Describe the central role of integrative design in sustainable building design, construction, and operations
  • Identify and explain synergies between LEED credit categories and strategies
  • Describe case studies that represent LEED best practices in action across the range of building markets
Instructor Bio
Chris Schaffner is a professional engineer andLEED Fellow is the Principal and Founder of The Green Engineer, Inc., a sustainable design consulting firm located in Concord, MA. He was a former chairman of the LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. He has been a member of the LEED Faculty since 2001 and has trained more than 9,300 professionals in the use of the LEED Green Building Rating System.