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Chapter 1 - Green Building Basics
Impacts of Buildings and Construction
Built Environment
Defining Green Building
Whole Building Design
The “Old” Way of Building – Traditional Process
The “New” Way of Building - Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Building Costs
IPD Compared to Traditional Project Delivery
Integrated Process & Integrated Teams
Ongoing Operations & Maintenance
The Triple Bottom Line
Systems Thinking
Key Terms
Chapter 2 - LEED & the LEED Process
LEED Certification Benefits
LEED Rating Systems
Rating System Structure
Prerequisites and Credits
LEED Rating System Adaptations
LEED Pilot Credit Library
Project Certification
Credit Weighting
Minimum Program Requirements
Phases of the Certification Process
Planning - Charrette
Project Review
Certification or Denial
LEED Process (Homes)
Contact a LEED for Homes Provider
Identify a Project Team
Build the Home
Certify the Project
Market and Sell the Home
LEED for Neighborhood Development
Project Resources
Reference Guides
Case Studies
USGBC Reports and Research
Customer Support
LEED Online
LEED Score Card
Credit Templates and Calculators
Credit Interpretation Rulings (CIR)
LEED Interpretations
USGBC Policies
Professional Credentials
Case Studies & Examples
Chapter 3 - Sustainable Sites
Smart Location and Linkage
Smart Growth
Protect Habitat
Redevelop Brownfield Sites
Use Infill Development
Develop in Dense Areas
Neighborhood Pattern and Design
Provide Community Connectivity
Compact Development Strategies
Choose a LEED Certified Building
Compressed Work Week
Reward Carpooling/Modifying Parking Fees
Locate Near Mass Transit/Provide Access
Bike Racks/Shower Facilities
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Car Share Programs
Minimize Parking Lots
Site Design
Preserve Open Space
Minimize Construction Impacts
Restore Sensitive Areas
Stormwater Management
Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Heat Island Effect
Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)
Building/Infrastructure Size
Undercover / Underground Parking
Green Roofs
Cool Roofs
Cool Pavements
Open-grid Pavement
Site Management
Prevent Light Pollution
Building Exterior Management
Snow and Ice Removal
Integrated Pest Management
Case Study: Emory University Whitehead Biomedical
Site Selection
Site Restoration
Light Pollution Reduction
Alternative Transportation
Key Words
Chapter 4 - Water Efficiency
Outdoor Strategies
Landscape Design
Outdoor Water Reduction Practices
Landscape Maintenance
Use Stormwater and/or Graywater
Indoor Strategies
Dual-flush Toilets
High-Efficiency Toilets
Waterless Urinals
Composting Toilet Systems
Low-flow Showerheads and Faucets
Faucets with Low-flow Aerators and/or Motion Sensors
Install Water Meters
Wastewater Treatment & Reuse
Process Water Strategies
Cooling Towers
Water Reduction Measurements
Required Water Use Reduction
Case Study: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park
Strategies Used
Chapter 5- Energy & Atmosphere
Goal Setting
Reduce Energy Demand
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Energy Audit
Building Orientation
Site Location
Right Sizing
Ozone Depletion
Water Use
Energy Efficiency
Building Envelope
Heating & Cooling
Efficiencies of Scale
Lighting Design
Building Automation System
Net-Zero Energy
Use Renewable Energy
Solar Power
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Example: Whitmore Lake High School
Off-Site Renewable Energy
Common Types of Off-Site Renewable Energy
Ongoing Performance
Goal Verification
Goal Measurement, Monitoring, and Improvement
Case Study: Dockside Green
Energy Performance Designed to Save
Energy Efficient Appliances
Energy Efficient Lighting
Measurement and Verification
BioMass Heat Generation
Greenhouse Gas Neutral
Renewable Energy
Chapter 6 - Materials & Resources
Reducing Waste
Construction Waste Management
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Source Reduction
Use Less Material
Reuse − Buildings
Reuse − Salvaged Materials
Maintain Occupancy Rates
Sustainable Materials
Regional Materials
Rapidly renewable materials
Example: Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility
Certified Wood
Recycled Materials
Durable Goods
Materials Review
Sustainable Purchasing
Low Elemental Mercury Light Bulbs
Certified Products
Waste Management
Waste Stream Audit
Use of Local Products (Regional Materials)
Chapter 7 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Source Control
Protecting the Site During Construction
Secondhand Smoke
CO2 Monitoring
Material Off-gassing
Green Cleaning
Improve Ventilation
Minimum Air Quality
Increase Ventilation
Air Filters
Increase Occupant Comfort
Daylighting Benefits
Daylighting Issues
Daylighting Controls
Light Shelves
Case Study: San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Lab
Case Study: Hearst Tower
Fresh Air Ventilation
Low VOC Products/ No Formaldehyde
Chapter 8 - Innovation in Design (ID)
Exemplary Performance
Example #1
Example #2
Example #3
Innovative Performance
LEED AP on Staff
Review & Acceptance
ID Point Limits
Chapter 9 - Regional Priority
Chapter 10 - Synergies
The Whole-Building Approach and LEED – Credit Synergies
Whole-Building Design Process
Credit Categories
Common Synergies
Synergies within Sustainable Sites
Site Reuse/Habitat Protection
Redevelopment/Government Incentives/Community Benefits
Site Selection/Transportation
Building Footprint/Habitat Protection
Site Selection/Building Footprint and Stormwater Runoff/Treatment
Heat Island Effect/Stormwater Management
Building Reuse
Sustainable Site Synergies with Water Efficiency
Sustainable Sites Synergies with Energy & Atmosphere
Sustainable Sites and Materials & Resources
Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality
Synergies within Water Efficiency
Reduce Potable Water Demand/On-Site Water Treatment/Stormwater Reduction
Increased Efficiency/Reduced Demand
Water Efficiency and Energy & Atmosphere
Water Efficiency and Materials & Resources
Synergies within Energy & Atmosphere
On-Site Green Energy—Lowering Energy Demand
Measuring Performance—Lowering Energy Demand
Purchasing Green Energy/Reducing the Demand for Conventional Energy
Energy & Atmosphere and Materials & Resources
Energy & Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality
Synergies within Materials & Resources
Materials & Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
Synergies within Indoor Environmental Quality
Occupant Comfort and Thermal & Lighting Control
Reduce Contaminants/Quality IEQ
Credit Conflicts
Increased Ventilation vs. Energy Use
Daylighting vs. Glare and Heat
Renewable/Recycled vs. Transportation
City Revenues vs. Environmental Savings
The “What Ifs”
Case Study: SYSCO Corporate Home Office
Chapter 11 - LEED Green Associate Exam
GBCI Handbook
Who Can Take the Exam?
How Do I Register?
Schedule Ahead
Where Do I Take the Exam?
How Much Does the Exam Cost?
Testing Center Rules
Proper ID is required
Nothing in your pockets
No, no, no
Scrap paper
Leaving the room
About the Exam
Partial Credit
Are all exams the same?
Study Materials
How Do I Know When I’m Ready?
How Long Should I Study For?
Test Day
Arrive early
Before the Exam
During the Exam
After the Exam
Exam Objectives
I. Synergistic Opportunities and the LEED Application Process
II. Project Site Factors
III. Water Management
IV. Project Systems and Energy Impacts
V. Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
VI. Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
VII. Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
Important Standards
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