LEED Specific Courses

LEED Specific Courses

Maintain LEED AP or LEED Green Associate credentials using our free courses. Below you will find a wide range of free online AIA continuing education courses for architects which also provide LEED CE Hours for sustainable design. All courses listed provide AIA HSW and GBCI LEED-specific hours, including BD+C, O+M, and ND. The free LEED-specific courses are available online anytime. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours to maintain their credential which includes 3 LEED-specific hours. LEED APs must earn 30 continuing education hours for their credential which includes 6 LEED-specific hours.

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In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts and assessment strategies of light pollution, including harm done to people and wildlife, and step-by-step guidance to achieve credit under LEED v4.


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  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED Tips and Tools for Subs and Suppliers

Join us for this 1-hour course to explore the role of subcontractors and suppliers within the LEED process. Review documentation responsibilities, and conclude with proven strategies to help you bid LEED projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Don’t Get Soaked: Smart Strategies to Manage Rainwater

Through a series of interviews and real life case studies by the City of Portland, we explore how rainwater management is crucial to prevent erosion, pollutants to streams, and damaging wildlife habitat. Our team describes the step-by-step process to achieve the Rainwater Management credit utilizing green infrastructure and low-impact development.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
LEED for Neighborhood Development: Practical Approaches and Case Studies

This course on LEED for Neighborhood Development provides case studies and on-the-ground information from leading industry professionals to give participants an insightful perspective and deeper understanding of sustainable neighborhood development and the ND certification.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ND
$35.00
Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders

A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children’s studies of the balance of nature.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
10 Things You Need to Know about LEED v4

Grow your insights into the new LEED v4 rating system. We explore the fundamental concepts behind the development of LEED v4, including the expansion of the system into new market sectors as well as internationally.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will help you understand and navigate the new energy landscape in v4, focusing on BD+C New Construction & Major Renovations. We’ll discuss the science behind the new Impact Categories, and how they translate to Energy related credit weighting and point distribution. Learn about specific LEED credits and changes, including the new metering prerequisite and adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010, and energy impacts in the new category Location and Transportation.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Biomimicry, Climate & Culture

Ever wonder what inspired those top green performers? How can a design team learn from termites or the wind? If you’re curious, join us for Inspiration Green as we explore current approaches to deep green design. Learn how biomimicry, climate design and cultural contexts can serve as the genesis behind innovative buildings that not only use fewer resources but in some cases generate their own. This session is the first part of a three part series.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

If we want greener, better buildings, now is the time for a better design process. Come explore the Integrated Design Process as a holistic approach to high performing, sustainable projects. See how more collaboration can result in a streamlined building that is more affordable to build and operate, resulting in higher asset values for the owner. Learn the elements necessary for implementing an integrated design process and for achieving LEED’s new Integrative Process credit.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

Join us for part 3 of the Confluence series to survey many of the most popular and widely available green building certification programs. Consider if LEED, SITES, Living Building Challenge, WELL and/or other programs may be a good fit for your next project, given budget constraints and the expertise of project team members.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

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