The goal of this course is to describe Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development Rating System (LEED ND) and discuss recent updates to the system. LEED ND integrates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism, and green building into environmentally, socially, and economically responsible neighborhood planning. This course covers each LEED ND credit category which focuses on where communities/neighborhoods are built, how they are designed, and how they ultimately perform. The course will conclude by defining the credentialing path for professionals -- from the credentialing processes and continuing education requirements, through the LEED ND AP exam preparation and test completion. Understanding of both LEED credentialing for professionals and the LEED credit categories for projects are essential to the future of all green building projects.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Differentiate between the various categories of LEED ND within the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System for neighborhood development.
Differentiate between the current LEED ND and previous LEED Credit Rating
Identify criteria to best reach LEED ND category credit rating goals.
Define the credentialing path for LEED professionals.
Rumanda Young PhD, RLA, AICP, LEED, AP ND