Later this week, WPL Publishing will kick off a four-part webinar series to help people prepare for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) exam.
The series, which will begin September 5 and end September 26, is intended to bridge the gaps between other exam preparation resources, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) “Green Building & LEED Core Concepts Guide” and “LEED Green Associate Study Guide.”
Here is a breakdown of individual webinar sessions, each of which will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) and last for 90 minutes:
Session 1 “Green Building and LEED Overview,” Sept. 5
This session will provide an introduction to LEED and the LEED GA credentialing process with a general overview of green building practices and LEED for green design, construction and operations. The session will address the definition of a green building as well as examine the integrated-design process, the project-certification process, and other topics.
Session 2 “Sustainable Sites and Water,” Sept. 12
This session will focus on “taking care of the land” to avoid an adverse construction impact both during and following project completion. Among the topics addressed during this session will be transportation alternatives, site-selection strategies and stormwater management.
Session 3 “Energy and Energy-Related Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ),” Sept. 19
During this session, webinar attendees will be guided through the “Energy and Atmosphere” category. They will receive advice on how to establish design and energy goals, size buildings appropriately, monitor consumption and more.
Session 4 “Materials, IEQ, and Innovation,” Sept. 26
This session will focus on waste management and reduction, waste audits, life-cycle impacts and other areas.
Addressing webinar attendees will be Green Building Services Inc.’s (GBS) Richard Manning and Beth Shuck. Mr. Manning has more than 20 years of experience as a professional architect. Over the last decade, he has advised on a broad range of projects in the United States and Canada and has overseen successful certification of numerous LEED projects. Ms. Shuck is a LEED consultant and project manager at GBS. She directs LEED certification efforts for various project types, including institutional buildings, office buildings, and higher-education and municipal facilities. Under her direction, project teams work collectively to pursue high-performance design strategies along the most appropriate path relative to their construction budgets and schedules.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price.