LEED

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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.

Available Trainings:

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:

LEED Green Associate

This two-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 two-day 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).

Attention: The last day to take the current LEED Green Associate Exam, based on LEED 2009, is June 15th. There will be a new version of the exam that includes material from LEED v4 starting on June 30th. Our classes on March 6-7th and May 15-16th are the last two classes to cover the current version of the exam, and they will not cover material from LEED v4. If you attend of the these classes, you should take your exam by June 15th.

Continuing Education: 8 AIA Credits

LEED For Homes Seminars:

Multi-Family Certification Lunch & Learn

Interested in learning about the similarities and differences between the LEED for Homes Midrise Program and LEED 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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