10.5 Hour LEED CE Saver Course Pack
Save over 25%! The 10.5 hour LEED CE Saver course package includes eight (8) online video courses covering a variety of topics relevant to green building, LEED and the WELL Building Standard:
Passive Buildings: 1.5 CE hours (90 minute course) - Passive buildings are designed to maintain a near constant internal temperature, with no, or very minimal mechanical ventilation systems. To be labeled as "passive" a building must comply with the Passive House Standard, a rigorous and highly efficient form of architectural design that leverages natural resources such as abundant, free solar energy, geothermal heating and/or cooling and building envelope systems. Learn more.
Net Zero Buildings: 1 CE hour (60 minute course) - Net Zero buildings produce as much energy as they consume. Many green building experts believe that Net Zero building design represents the future of home building. Indeed, the state of California recently announced that it aims to require all new residential construction comply with Net Zero standards by the year 2020. This course outlines the benefits of Net Zero design and various initiatives designed to promote their development and construction. Learn more.
Energy Efficient HVAC Strategies: 1.5 CE hours (90 minute course) - HVAC systems are critical to building operations, but they can also represent the most significant use of energy in the built environment. Indeed, HVAC systems typically make up about 40% of a building's energy use... As such, energy efficient HVAC systems are essential to greener building. This course evaluates various energy efficient HVAC systems, as well as factors to consider when designing and choosing a system. Factors may include the function and needs of a building, the system size, and the resources needed to install and maintain the system. Learn more.
Advanced Energy Efficient HVAC Strategies: 1.5 CE hours (90 minutes) - This course explores advanced energy efficient HVAC technologies, such as variable air volume (VAV) systems, chilled beams and liquid dessicant air conditioning, among other approaches and principles. It also explores strategies for achieving LEED credits and offers examples of real world case studies. This course is designed for current and/or aspiring green building professionals with an understanding of HVAC systems and who want to gain advanced understanding of energy efficient HVAC technologies and how they may contribute to a building's energy use and costs. Learn more.
Green Data Centers: 1 CE hour (60 minutes) - More than 3 million Facebook posts are created every 60 seconds! At the nexus of our ever-increasing demand for data is the data center. Data centers not only serve, but also store, manage and secure our personal data. Historically, data centers have been notorious energy hogs, however with the increasing focus on green building, data centers are being designed to operate more efficiently and powered by renewable energy. Learn more.
Health & Physical Activity in Green Buildings: 1.5 CE hours (90 minutes) - Is sitting the equivalent of the new smoking? Many health experts are concerned that the increasing reliance on computers and sedentary nature is causing office workers to suffer from health ailments from obesity to heart problems. This course examines how physically active indoor environments can bring health and wellness to occupants. By incorporating activity with sustainable design, building occupants may reduce the incidence of chronic diseases and obesity. Learn more.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) for LEED v4: 1 CE hour (60 minutes) - Multinational companies in the building design and construction industries spend $15-20 billion annually on green building marketing. However, since "green" doesn't mean just one thing, specifiers and buyers of sustainable building products are faced with a lot of confusion. LEED v4 aims to address this with the incorporation of environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life-cycle analysis (LCA) in the LEED certification process. Learn more.
Introduction to the WELL Building Standard: 1.5 CE Hours (90 minutes) - The Introduction to the WELL Building Standard provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard certification process and detailed descriptions of the seven concepts Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. The course includes a case study.
Please Note: These courses have not yet been approved by GBCI for LEED specific hours. However, upon completion of these courses, you may submit them for non-LEED-specific hours in the form of self-reported courses. You may submit an unlimited number of hours for self-reported courses, LEED project work and/or authorship. To report your CE hours, log into your account on USGBC.org here or here and click "Report CMP Activity".