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LEED 101: Green Building Basics & LEED v4

GBCI: 0920006931

An introduction for those who are new to green building and looking to learn the basics of green building and LEED.

  • LU/HSW

Program: City Climate Planner, EDGE, GRESB

Published on: July 07, 2017



The course offers an introduction to USGBC, green building principles and the fundamentals of the LEED Rating System. It includes topics on climate change and building impacts; motivators for green building; and integrative versus conventional approaches – and the associated benefits – to building design, construction and operations. You will leave this course with a basic understanding of the intent, concepts and terms for each LEED credit category, as well as green building best practices, regulations and incentives.

Note: This course is eligible for 1 AIA LU/HSW hour. However, due to its introductory nature, it is not eligible for GBCI CE hours. Like what you see? For related courses, check out the playlist that this course is featured in:

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  1. Describe green building and the role of USGBC and LEED
  2. Recognize the intent and goals of LEED credit categories
  3. Explain key green building terms and concepts
  4. Recognize key green building concepts in practice

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