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PUBLIC LEED WORKSHOPS IN NYC AND SURROUNDING AREAS 


For specific questions about LEED credentialing, visit GBCI: Green Building Certificate Institute or call GBCI at (800) 795-1746 (outside the US, (202) 828-1145). If you are interested in LEED Exam Prep, visit USGBC.


If you are a LEED Professional looking for LEED maintenance credits (GBCI CE Hours), see the Education page for our upcoming events. You can also check our LEED FAQs for additional information. 

For a list of LEED workshops and other progeams offered by Urban Green Council, please visit our Calendar of Events. Are you looking to receive GBCi or AIA Continuing Education Credits? Visit our Educational Programs page for a list of upcoming Urban Green Council events that fulfill your credentialing maintenance requirements.
 


LEED WORKSHOP: CORE CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES 201

This official USGBC 200-level course is intended for anyone who wants more than 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.  This course will satisfy the eligibility requirement for taking the LEED Green Associate Exam.

The workshop 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, and a brief background on the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED, including basics of the building certification process. The core of the workshop 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 cases. Key LEED metrics and LEED referenced standards are addressed throughout the workshop. Interactive activities within the course keep you engaged and reinforce what you've learned.

This course provides the foundation required for any 300-level LEED education offering.

 

LEED WORKSHOP: GREEN BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (BD+C) 251

This is the official USGBC 200-level Course on the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system.  This course is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Building Design + Construction credentialIt may also be of interest to current LEED APs intending to specialize in the BD+C rating system and provides 7 GBCI CE Hours.

The workshop addresses LEED tools and unique aspects of the New Construction rating system. Workshop participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED process, as well as strategies for communicating with team members at various stages of that process. Official USGBC LEED Faculty who are LEED and facilitation experts will walk the class through the phases of a typical project, including key decisions that project teams must make and guidance on how to make them. Throughout the day, you will engage with other participants in interactive activities using case examples to enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and Rating System tools, including project forms from LEED Online v3. At the end of this workshop, you should be able to apply your newfound knowledge to real-life LEED projects.

 

LEED WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING THE LEED FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT RATING SYSTEM (ND) 251

This is the official USGBC 200-level Course on the LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) rating system.This workshop is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of LEED and other rating systems, and/or for professionals working in neighborhood development but not yet experienced with LEED. It is appropriate for individuals who are pursuing GBCI's LEED AP+ Neighborhood Development credential and provides 7 GBCI CE Hours. The course addresses the needs of key stakeholders in a green neighborhood project, including developers, planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, local government officials, and community members.

The workshop covers the principles and benefits of green design, smart growth and New Urbanism as it relates to LEED for Neighborhood Development. It presents the background, distinctive aspects and limitations, and specific certification stages and processes of this rating system. The course provides an initial understanding of the scope of LEED for Neighborhood Development, examining all prerequisites and many credits in the rating system's three categories: Smart Location and Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern and Design, and Green Infrastructure and Buildings. Participants are introduced to the characteristics of site plans and projects that may be appropriate candidates for LEED certification and, throughout the day, engage in discussions and interactive activities to understand core LEED for Neighborhood Development concepts, strategies and synergies. Participants will gain insight into how LEED can help development projects realize their sustainability goals.

 

LEED WORKSHOP: GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (ID+C)

This is the official USGBC 300-level course on the LEED Interior Desgn and Construction (ID+C) rating system.  It is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Interior Design + Construction credential.  It may also be of interest to current LEED APs intending to specialize in the ID+C rating system and provides 7 GBCI CE Hours.

The workshop addresses LEED tools and unique aspects of this particular rating system. Workshop participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED process, as well as strategies for communicating with team members at various stages of that process. Official USGBC LEED Faculty who are LEED and facilitation experts will walk the class through the phases of a typical project, including key decisions that project teams must make and guidance on how to make them. Throughout the day, you will engage with other participants in interactive activities using case examples to enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and Rating System tools, including credit forms from LEED Online v3. At the end of this workshop, you should be able to apply your newfound knowledge to real-life LEED projects.

 


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