Are you aware that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED Version 4 is now officially adopted by the United States Green Building Council? The goal of sustainable development is to create healthy environments through environmentally responsible planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The heart of the sustainable building movement is the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System for buildings. This course specifically today covers the LEED for Building Design and Construction, known commonly as LEED BD + C. This course discusses the background of the LEED BD + C credit rating system and covers recent changes to the system, including the addition of new market sectors, simplified LEED credit submittal requirements, step-by-step reference guide materials with videos and tutorials, and a more intuitive technology platform. Other recent changes include the focus on outcomes to aid in building management, as well as the addition of new impact categories.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss the origins of the LEED Building Design and Construction within the USGBC LEED Green Building rating system for buildings
- Discuss the differences among the credit rating systems in LEED version 4.0.
- Recognize the importance of meeting the prerequisites to the categories of LEED BD + C
- Identify criteria to best reach LEED BD + C credit rating goals
- Explain the intent and requirements of LEED BD + C credit categories
- Describe strategies for achieving exemplary performance where applicable