LEED General Courses
LEED General Courses

Need continuing education to maintain your LEED certification? All below courses offer AIA and GBCI LEED credit hours applied towards your architect license requirements. We have a wide variety of courses, and many of are FREE! All courses listed provide AIA HSW and general GBCI general CE hours. Once completed, we will report your earned course credits to AIA and USGBC automatically. Courses listed here are available online anytime, 24/7/365!

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Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the community and supply chain as it applies to LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity as it relates to the sourcing of building products and how the project can help address the concerns of diverse, and often underserved, communities. The course details the intent and requirements of the community and supply chain pilot credits, providing a straightforward methodology to assess and document achievement of these often overlooked concerns.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Through this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and the different industries in which lockers are used. We will discuss how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. The design professional will understand the role of responsible manufacturing in a product's life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Bridging the Gap with Load Sharing Technology

Naturalist and author John Muir once said “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” In this one hour course, the design professional will explore a simple engineered bridging system as an easy to adopt strategy for reducing wood consumption, while delivering superior performance and lower cost. Through a series of interviews and on-site job inspections, we will evaluate how bounce and vibration issues in floors can be avoided by using bridging systems, and calculate the potential for reduced wood consumption by opening up the on-center spacing of joists.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers

In this one-hour course, the participant will evaluate the contributions of building products to successful outcomes of green building projects. Explore the LEED v4 Rating Systems from the manufacturer’s perspective to gain critical insight when it comes to product selection and what to expect from “LEED-savvy” manufacturers. Conclude with a review of the literature and tools that manufacturers can utilize to increase their chances of being selected for use in green buildings.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ND
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
FREE

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDHs
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hours
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hours
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hours
FREE

This course addresses implementing the LEED v4 rating system via case study examples, while providing an overview of the changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4. In this 1-hour video course, attendees will hear from building owners and LEED experts about the decision making process behind their use (or not) of LEED v4. We will examine real and perceived barriers to adoption of this latest and most rigorous version of LEED, and provide strategies for turning these obstacles into opportunities.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Big Ass Fans

Following a video case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours. The DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters achieved LEED Platinum certification under the LEED NC 2009 rating system, and received one of the first Net-Zero Energy certifications from the International Living Future Institute.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Ever wonder what inspired those top green performers? How can a design team learn from termites or the wind? If you’re curious, join us for Inspiration Green as we explore current approaches to deep green design. Learn how biomimicry, climate design and cultural contexts can serve as the genesis behind innovative buildings that not only use fewer resources but in some cases generate their own. This session is the first part of a three part series.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

If we want greener, better buildings, now is the time for a better design process. Come explore the Integrated Design Process as a holistic approach to high performing, sustainable projects. See how more collaboration can result in a streamlined building that is more affordable to build and operate, resulting in higher asset values for the owner. Learn the elements necessary for implementing an integrated design process and for achieving LEED’s new Integrative Process credit.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

Join us for part 3 of the Confluence series to survey many of the most popular and widely available green building certification programs. Consider if LEED, SITES, Living Building Challenge, WELL and/or other programs may be a good fit for your next project, given budget constraints and the expertise of project team members.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing

This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Alpolic Materials

Gain insight into how rain screen systems contribute to the weatherability and sustainability of a building. Learn about the importance using sustainable materials for the system contribute to lower energy consumption, minimal impacts to the environment, and improving indoor environmental quality.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
COX Wood

This course describes Southern Yellow Pine’s impact on building structures historically and today, listing its sustainable attributes and characteristics. This course also examines how the by-products and waste of SYP are reusable and compares the life cycle assessment of SYP to other building materials.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

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