Southface offers several trainings and test preparation classes relating to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Southface provides workshops to attain LEED credentials, and training sessions to explore LEED for Homes certification options.
Southface offers these trainings in conjunction with several partners around the Southeast. Dates and times vary based on location; please check the Southface calendar for additional information.
LEED Credentials Trainings:
This one-day workshop introduces students to the LEED rating systems and core concepts of green building while preparing students for success on the LEED Green Associate Exam. Throughout the workshop students will gain an understanding of the core concepts and principles of green building and sustainable design. Student learning will be reinforced through group exercises, sample exam questions and strategies for passing the exam. The LEED Green Associate is a stand-alone credential; it can also serve as the entry point to becoming a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
This course is approved by AIA for 8 LU/HSW.
Homes 401 LEED Green Rater
The Green Rater Training is designed to prepare qualified participants to provide verification services on LEED BD+C: Homes and LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise projects; each LEED BD+C: Homes and LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise project is verified through third-party onsite verification by a Green Rater. The Green Rater Training is mandatory for professionals pursuing the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate.
This is a two-part training:
- Part 1 of the training consists of five self-guided online training modules that introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of a LEED for Homes Green Rater, discuss applicable technical concepts, discuss verification specifics for various building types, and introduce the participant to the tools and resources that Green Raters will use. You will receive an e-mail with access to Part 1 upon registering for the two-day instructor-led workshop.
- Part 2 consists of a two-day instructor-led workshop. This highly interactive workshop builds upon the material presented in the online course, further preparing you to rate on LEED for Homes projects, and delving deep into the verification services you will provide. Following the training, participants will be eligible to register and take the LEED for Homes Green Rater exam administered through the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Once passing the exam, the Green Rater In-training will proceed to complete the required mentorship. Upon successful completion of the mentorship, the participant will be awarded the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate.
- Identify responsibilities of a LEED for Homes Green Rater in each phase of a project
- Manage and conduct verification activities
- Effectively use the project checklist file
- Communication effectively with project teams and LEED for Homes Providers
- Apply the sampling protocol on applicable projects
- Prepare accurate and complete certification submittal packages
Requirements for Participation
- Each participant must meet the eligibility qualifications for this course. You can find them on the Green Rater Certification information page here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-green-rater. Each participant must also complete Part 1 before attending Part 2, the 2-day workshop.
More Information: Green Rater Certificate information page
LEED For Homes Seminars:
Multifamily Certification Lunch & Learn
Interested in learning about the similarities and differences between the LEED for Homes Midrise Program and LEED New Construction (NC) certifications? This Lunch & Learn session explores LEED certification options available to multifamily buildings, compares and contrasts the LEED for Homes Midrise Program and LEED NC certification options and helps project teams identify the appropriate certification path for their project. Lunch is included in the ticket price.
- Explore the LEED certification options for multifamily buildings
- Identify the similarities and differences between LEED for Homes Midrise Program and LEED NC certification options
- Determine which type of projects are eligible for the LEED for Homes Midrise Program
- Prepare your project team to choose the right certification path for your project
- Continuing Education: 1AIA/GBCI Credit Hour
Residential Certification Lunch & Learn
Interested in learning how residential projects can certify under the LEED for Homes program? This Lunch & Learn session explores how residential projects fit within the LEED system, identifies eligible projects, explores roles and responsibilities of the process participants and explains the LEED for Homes certification process. Lunch is included in the ticket price.
- Explore LEED certification options for residential projects
- Identify LEED program eligibility requirements
- Explores roles and responsibilities of the process participants
- Explains the LEED for Homes certification process
- Continuing Education: 1AIA/GBCI Credit Hour