Understanding the LEED® for Homes™ Rating System
Course Level: 200 Course Length: 1 day
Date, Time and Location
Not currently scheduled.
This course provides an introduction to the LEED for Homes rating system and delivery model. The course addresses the intents and requirements of prerequisites and key credits within the rating system while providing real world examples of strategies to meet them. The course also identifies the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and a LEED for Homes project and is designed to prepare the professional to plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.
Led by official USGBC LEED Faculty™ who are LEED and facilitation experts, this workshop provides an understanding of the scope of the LEED for Homes rating system. The course examines all prerequisites and credits in LEED for Homes' eight credit categories: Location and Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials & Resources, Awareness and Education, and Innovation and Design Process. The workshop introduces all of the credits, going into detail on the goals, intents, requirements, and strategies of prerequisites and select key credits. The course also reinforces understanding of synergies between credits, and provides an overview of the LEED certification process, including basic verification considerations. Throughout the day, participants will engage in discussions and interactive activities based on real-life projects to enforce what is taught about LEED for Homes prerequisites, credits, and concepts.
This workshop is intended for professionals who are already familiar with LEED (see recommended prior knowledge below). It is appropriate for individuals who are seeking an understanding of the LEED for Homes rating system, whether they are pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Homes credential or simply need to apply the rating system in their job. The course addresses the responsibilities of key stakeholders in LEED for Homes projects, including but not limited to residential owners and managers, builders, architects, designers, subcontractors, engineers, and decision makers who want to better understand specifics of the LEED for Homes rating system.
- Identify the types of projects which are eligible.
- Recognize the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED certification process.
- Recognize goals, intents, and requirements of prerequisites and key credits, and strategies to meet them.
- Identify synergies between LEED credits.
- Plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.
Credits / Accreditations
This course is eligible for the GBCI credential maintenance program and, like all USGBC LEED education programs, meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate.
GBCI CE: 7 hours
GBCI CE: 7 hours (LEED Homes Specific)
AIA/CES: 7 HSW/SD Learning Units
BOMI: 7 (CPD)
CoreNet: 7 (CPD)
CSI: 0.7 (CEU)
IDCEC: 0.7 HS (CEU)
NARI Green: 0.7 (CEU)
OR CCB: 7 elective hours (CEU)
Randy Hansell, LEED for Homes Program Manager, Earth Advantage Institute