Upcoming Webinar Series from WPL Publishing to Focus on LEED v4 and Commissioning

The series, scheduled to begin May 22, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the green-building community, including contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, public and private owners, construction managers, consultants, and attorneys. Each course has been approved for one continuing education unit from the Green Building Certification Institute and 1.5 American Institute of Architects learning units.

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WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

Within one week, WPL Publishing will begin hosting a two-part webinar series to help professionals within the construction community prepare for the next version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and the commissioning of projects through that system.

The series includes “Introducing LEED v4: The Next Generation of LEED” on Thursday, May 22 and “Commissioning LEED Projects” on Thursday, May 29. Each interactive program will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) and last for 90 minutes. To register for either or both programs, visit http://tinyurl.com/ku7tdeh.

“Introducing LEED v4” will provide attendees a comprehensive overview of changes to the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system and the role that environmental product declarations play. The program will examine overarching themes introduced into LEED v4, major changes to the structure of LEED, the implementation timeline for LEED v4’s rollout, credit-specific changes to the new LEED BD+C rating system, among other things.

Addressing attendees during this session will be Richard Manning, a principal with Green Building Services Inc. (GBS). With more than 20 years of experience as a professional architect, he brings an expert understanding of the design and construction process. Over the last decade, he has advised on a broad range of projects in the United States and Canada. He has overseen the successful certification of numerous projects across the spectrum of LEED rating system categories.

Participants in “Commissioning LEED Projects” will gain an understanding of the value of commissioning for any building project. There will be a focus on the financial case for commissioning, roles and responsibilities of key players, how to implement commissioning with an integrated design process, and the integral role of commissioning in LEED certification. Among other things, speaker and GBS Senior Commissioning Agent Mitch Chvilicek will discuss the benefits of commissioning a building; the role and impact of commissioning on the LEED-certification process; the roles and responsibilities of key players in the design, construction, and occupancy planning to the commissioning process; and commissioning within an integrated design process.

Chvilicek has been responsible for commissioning more than 50 projects pursuing LEED certification. He has served as the lead commissioning consultant on a wide variety of project types. His in-depth knowledge of building mechanical systems and component interactions provides insight into opportunities for optimizing building performance and energy efficiency. As a project commissioning agent, he takes responsibility for the commissioning of building systems from the kick-off meeting through final tests and checklists.

At the conclusion of each webinar, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/ku7tdeh.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.


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