WPL to Offer LEED Building Design and Construction Exam Preparation Webinar Program

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The five-part webinar program will cover sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy, atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design, and other subjects as they relate to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Building Design and Construction program.

Later this week, WPL Publishing will begin sponsoring a multi-media Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Design and Construction Exam Preparation webinar program. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/36meegt.

Included in the program are five 90-minute webinar training sessions and preparation materials. The following 90-minute sessions are scheduled:

  • Session 1, May 27, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Introduction/Sustainable Sites.
  • Session 2, June 3, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Water Efficiency/Energy and Atmosphere.
  • Session 3, June 10, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Materials and Resources.
  • Session 4, June 17, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Indoor Environmental Quality.
  • Session 5, June 24, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Innovation and Design/Regional Priority/Exam Preparation.

Participants are encouraged to review the LEED BD+C Reference Guide and LEED BD+C Study Guide.

The LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the suite of BD+C rating systems, including New Construction, Core and Shell and Schools. This requires mastery of the requirements, key strategies, implementation and documentation contained within. Participants in this series will:

  • Understand the application of LEED requirements in varying project circumstances.
  • Learn about the primary green building strategies that contribute to LEED credits.
  • Comprehend referenced standards and calculation methodologies for key LEED credits.
  • Receive advice on how to focus their study and use other resources effectively to prepare for the exam.

WPL’s course is designed to provide an intensive and comprehensive review of the knowledge areas required for success on the exam. It is intended to bridge the gaps between other exam preparation resources such as the LEED BD+C Reference Guide and LEED AP BD+C Study Guide and provide interpretation and enhanced understanding of key information contained in these resources.

Instructors from Green Building Services, Inc. (GBS) will share firsthand, in-the-field experience in the successful implementation of LEED projects to bring the requirements to life for participants. This five-part training series will include a review of the key elements of each prerequisite and credit in the rating system and use presentation and project examples to aid in understanding of concepts and retention of critical information. In addition to copies of the presentation materials, handouts will contain supplemental study materials.

One of the instructors will be GBS LEED Faculty Principal Alan Scott. He has more than 22 years of professional experience and has participated in several green building projects over the last 15 years. As a registered architect, he oversees GBS’s project consulting on a broad range of project types. He has been actively involved on more than 30 LEED certified projects and has guided many other LEED “targeted” projects through project design. Alan has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on daylighting, high-performance workplaces, resource-efficient construction, passive solar design, and the use of The Natural Step system conditions for construction.

Also addressing webinar attendees will be GBS LEED Faculty Principal Ralph DiNola. His 15 years of green building expertise fuses sustainable development insight with engaging, performance-driven outcomes. Ralph is a U.S. Green Building Council faculty member and board member for the Cascadia Region Green Building Council. He also serves on the International Living Building Institute Board and helped develop Living Building Challenge version 2.0.

All attendees at each site will receive the following continuing education credits: American Institute of Architects, 7.5 hours of learning units; and Building Owners and Managers Institute, 7.5 hours of continuing professional development points.

To register for the webinar program, visit http://tinyurl.com/36meegt.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.


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