Course Code: GES784
|B.||Recognizing why sustainable building practices are important|
|A.||Integrative design process - early analysis of the interrelationships among systems; systems thinking; charettes|
|B.||Integrative project team members - architect, engineer, landscape architect, civil engineer, contractor, facility manager, etc.|
|C.||Standards that support LEED - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE]; Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association [SMACNA] guidelines; Green Seal, ENERGY STAR®, HERs, Reference Standards listed in ACPs, etc.|
|B.||Structure of LEED rating systems - credit categories, prerequisites, credits and/or Minimum Program Requirements for LEED Certification|
|C.||LEED v4 vs. LEED 2009|
|D.||Scope of each LEED rating system - rating system selection; rating system families [BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, Homes]|
|E.||LEED development process - consensus based; stakeholder and volunteer involvement; rating system updates/evolution|
|F.||Credit categories - goals and objectives of each and synergies|
|G.||Impact categories - what should a LEED project accomplish?|
|H.||LEED certification process - certification levels [Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum]; LEED Scorecard; 3rd party verification; role of documentation submission; LEED Interpretations; Addenda; awareness of different system versions; Components of LEED Online and Project Registration|
|I.||Other rating systems – what other green building rating systems are out there?|
|A.||Site selection - targeting sites in previously developed and brownfields/high-priority designation area, avoiding sensitive habitat, located in areas with existing infrastructure and nearby uses, reduction in parking footprint|
|B.||Alternative transportation - type, access, and quality; infrastructure and design|
|A.||Site assessment - environmental assessment, human impact;|
|B.||Site design and development - construction activity pollution prevention; habitat conservation and restoration; exterior open space; rainwater management; exterior lighting; heat island reduction|
|A.||Outdoor water use - use of graywater/rainwater in irrigation; use of native and adaptive species|
|B.||Indoor water use - concepts of low flow/waterless fixtures; water-efficient appliances|
|C.||Water performance management - measurement and monitoring|
|A.||Building loads - building components, space usage [private office; individual space; shared multi-occupant spaces]|
|B.||Energy efficiency - design, operational energy efficiency, commissioning, energy auditing|
|C.||Alternative and renewable energy practices - demand response, renewable energy, green power, carbon offsets|
|D.||Energy performance management - energy use measurement and monitoring; building automation controls/advanced energy metering; operations and management; benchmarking; ENERGY STAR®|
|E.||Environmental concerns - sources and energy resources; greenhouse gases; global warming potential; resource depletion; ozone depletion|
|A.||Indoor air quality - ventilation levels; tobacco smoke control; management of and improvements to indoor air quality; low-emitting materials; green cleaning; integrated pest management|
|B.||Lighting - electric lighting quality, daylight|
|C.||Sound - acoustics|
|D.||Occupant comfort, health, and satisfaction - controllability of systems, thermal comfort design, quality of views, assessment/survey|
|A.||Environmental impacts of the built environment - energy and resource use in conventional buildings; necessity of green buildings; environmental externalities; triple bottom line|
|B.||Codes - relationship between LEED® and codes [building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire protection]; green building codes|
|C.||Values of sustainable design - energy savings over time; healthier occupants; money-saving incentives; costs [hard costs, soft costs]; life-cycle|
|D.||Regional design - regional green design and construction measures as appropriate, regional emphasis should be placed in Sustainable Sites and Materials & Resources|
XI. Exam Tips and Logistics
|XII. Credentialing Exam|
Jean Cipriano has a Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture. She is a member of ASID, and is a LEED AP. Jean has been the principal of her own firm for over 25 years and has consulted on projects for major corporations and universities. She infuses her work with awareness and regard for the environment, and applies this philosophy toward the inhabitants of the buildings and spaces she designs. Even before becoming a LEED AP, these were her priorities in planning. Jean has instructed adults in all aspects of Interior Architecture, seeking to initiate, create and advance the philosophy of sustainability. Her intent, is to bring awareness to the subject of sustainability and to integrate it into all of her opportunities as an instructor.
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