LEED Specific Course List for BD+C, O+M, ID+C GBCI Hours
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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LEED Specific Courses

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
$42.00
Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria

Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour educational film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of LEED v3 Sustainable Sites Credit.

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

The pollutants generated by construction activities cause numerous detrimental side effects to the environment. Limiting a project's effect on soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation will make valuable impacts on our planet. In this course, the presenter will guide the audience through initial planning efforts for erosion and sediment control and introduce selection and installation techniques for commonly used best management practices.

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

Gain practical experience applicable to a LEED BD+C or ID+C project. This online audio course includes hands-on training for the Indoor Water Use Reduction credit and prerequisite. The presenter coaches participants to complete these LEED credit calculations by hand, providing a solid foundation for the variables, assumptions and calculation methodologies. Participants will also practice with the LEED Online template that is required for LEED documentation.

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

Want your building occupants to have a greater understanding of the green building features you designed – and achieve an innovation credit? A look at LI ID#3115 will illustrate how to develop the title and intent, environmental benefits, requirements, and approaches and strategies when utilizing a LEED project as a teaching tool. We review several case studies and we also discover how the applicability matrix of the LEED Interpretations and Addenda Database for this LI can be applied to LEED CI and EBOM rating systems.

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

This course provides a review of LEED management best practices, including integrating LEED tasks into standard design phases. It brings tips based in the author’s extensive experience with numerous LEED projects to all LEED APs, and references current USGBC/GBCI LEED products including LEED 2009, LEED Online and Certification process.

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

This course provides an introduction to the newest LEED product, LEED Retail 2009, which includes both LEED Retail NC and LEED Retail CI. The course will help retail designers and retail project managers understand the challenges that retailers had using the standard LEED system that led to the creation of an alternative LEED product for retail.

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

This course will teach design team members and owners how to integrate sustainable design and related LEED tasks into standard design phases. We will discuss which LEED credits should be addressed in each design phase, and new feasibility, analysis and meetings that should be accounted for in budgets and scheduling. The course will also review the LEED Application process, and present tips on using LEED Online to manage the LEED documentation process.

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

Learn about existing building commissioning and how this applies to LEED and your project, with lessons learned from commissioning professionals.

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

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LEED Specific Courses

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Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria

Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour educational film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of LEED v3 Sustainable Sites Credit.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
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
$42.00
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
$42.00
Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers

In this one-hour course, the participant will evaluate the contributions of building products to successful outcomes of green building projects. Explore the LEED v4 Rating Systems from the manufacturer’s perspective to gain critical insight when it comes to product selection and what to expect from “LEED-savvy” manufacturers. Conclude with a review of the literature and tools that manufacturers can utilize to increase their chances of being selected for use in green buildings.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ND
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
FREE
LEED Project Management for Contractors

This course provides an overview of the specific roles and responsibilities of the Contractor for the LEED BD&C rating systems for each phase of construction – from pre-construction to project close-out. Tips and tricks, as well as a step-by-step action list will help Contractors – and their Sub-Contractors - successfully implement LEED practices, whether their first LEED project or their fiftieth.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the community and supply chain as it applies to LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity as it relates to the sourcing of building products and how the project can help address the concerns of diverse, and often underserved, communities. The course details the intent and requirements of the community and supply chain pilot credits, providing a straightforward methodology to assess and document achievement of these often overlooked concerns.

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

In this one hour course, the design professional will review implementation strategies for an integrative design and construction process. We also evaluate the new Integrative Process credit in the LEED v4 rating system, and outline the necessary activities to achieve the credit. The design professional will explore collaboration strategies to help control project costs, and discover energy efficiency measures which are enabled through engagement with the building occupants.

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

Nick McMurtrey

Nick McMurtrey

The pollutants generated by construction activities cause numerous detrimental side effects to the environment. Limiting a project's effect on soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation will make valuable impacts on our planet. In this course, the presenter will guide the audience through initial planning efforts for erosion and sediment control and introduce selection and installation techniques for commonly used best management practices.

  • 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

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

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