Implementing the LEED® for Homes™ Rating System
Course Level: 300 | Course Length: 1 day
Date, Time and Location
Not currently scheduled.
This workshop is intended for homebuilders and residential design professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts in the LEED for Homes 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 Homes credential.
The workshop addresses LEED tools and unique aspects of the LEED for Homes 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 and verification tools. At the end of this workshop, you should be able to apply your new knowledge to real-life LEED for Homes projects.
A few days prior to the workshop, you will receive short case studies to review in preparation of the course. These case examples will provide the basis of the morning discussion and set the stage for rest of the day.
This course was designed to prepare you to facilitate the participant process for a LEED for Homes project, including:
- Communicating the unique aspects of LEED for Homes
- Successfully using LEED for Homes assessment and verification tools
- Communicating the roles and responsibilities of various players in the LEED for Homes process
- Communicating to stakeholders specific details of LEED for Homes
- Identifying key green decisions throughout the process of earning LEED for Homes certification
Prerequisites / Requirements
To ensure that you make the most of this workshop, prior knowledge of the following is recommended:
- Experience with residential green building practices
- Competency with the LEED for Homes Rating System, including knowledge of prerequisites and credits
- Competency with the LEED for Homes Reference Guide
- Familiarity with the LEED for Homes delivery model
To help you assess if this course is at the appropriate learning level for you, you should understand the fundamentals of home building design and construction and be able to answer the following questions in advance of taking this course:
- Who are the parties involved in a LEED for Homes project, and what are their general roles?
- What are basic green strategies and technologies?
- What are all of the prerequisites and credits of the LEED for Homes Rating System, as well as their intents and requirements?
Credits / Accreditations
This course, 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
USGBC Member (early): $210 (November 22, 2012))
USGBC Member (late): $225
Earth Advantage Builder/Certified Professional (early): $210 (November 22, 2012)
Earth Advantage Builder/Certified Professional (late): $225
Regular Admission (early): $260 (November 22, 2012)
Regular Admission (late): $275