GreenCE, Inc. - Intro GCD00A
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 1
Learning Objectives:
1. Articulate how the selection and development of a building’s site can support the health of the surrounding community, and name related Sustainable Sites credits
2. Identify positive outcomes of using the Integrated Design Process, a holistic approach to design and construction encouraged by LEED
3. Explain the LEED Campus approach and name credits in the LEED for New Construction rating system that can be achieved using this method
4. Discuss how envelope design is essential for Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1) and list some of the key components for a high-performing envelope
5. Differentiate between various types of energy models and the design parameters they establish in order to Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1), such as geometric shading and daylight optimization

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is a U.S-based, not-for-profit association of the global copper industry, influencing the use of copper and copper alloys through research, development and education, as well as technical and end-user support. CDA is committed to promoting the proper use of copper materials in sustainable, efficient applications for business, industry and the home. Copper Development Association Inc. promotes the goals of our members while serving the needs of the users, purchasers, designers and specifiers of copper and copper alloy products.
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Course Details
AIA Course number: GCD00A
GBCI Course ID: 0090009021
Credits: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour and
1 LEED Specific BD+C GBCI CE Hour or
1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour for LEED Green Assoc.

GBCI Reporting
Activity Format: GBCI-approved education
GBCI CE Category: Project Site Factors
Credit applies to: Organizations
Any device course format
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Quiz Details
Number of questions: 10
Format: Multiple Choice and True/False
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Note: A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion.
About the Author
Heather DeGrella, M. Arch, LEED AP BD+C was LEED administrator on multiple projects while at Sustainable Perspectives Group, including NC, Schools, CS, and EBOM project types. Prior to SPG, Heather was a Project Designer and Project Manager at Lake/Flato Architects for 10 years, where she worked on LEED registered and certified projects and served as the company's internal green team leader. Heather currently works at GreenCE, where she is the Director of Sustainable Education. She also develops, maintains, and helps teach GreenCE's LEED Green Associate Exam prep course. Heather is past chair of the USGBC Central Texas - Balcones Chapter, and received her Master of Architecture in 1998 from the University of Texas.
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