Heather DeGrella

Heather DeGrella

M. Arch, LEED AP BD+C

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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LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the contractor for Sustainable Sites (SS) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will review which SS and IEQ credits have primary responsibility with the contractor, provide a step-by-step action list for each credit, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout.

  • 1.5 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.5 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources

This course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout. Great insight for all project team members! (Participation in Part 1 is not required)

  • 1.5 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.5 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 2

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.

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