- Duration: 6 Days
- Summary: LEED® Canada for New Construction Rating System 2009
- Downloadable Version: LEED for New Construction Rating System
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is Canada’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live.
How You Will Benefit
After the course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate technical proficiency with the specific requirements of the LEED® Canada NC Rating System 2009.
- Understand the interaction of these requirements through practical application.
- Recognize the synergies between specific green building strategies.
- Work collaboratively within an integrated design process to implement these strategies.
- Perform cost-benefit analyses of green building strategies to calculate simple paybacks.
- Grasp the limitations of design and the practical application of the Rating System.
- Use the LEED Letter Templates and other tools to develop certification documentation.
- Consider writing the LEED Accredited Professional Exam.
This course teaches a working knowledge of the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) LEED® Canada for New Construction Rating System 2009 (LEED®-NC 2009). The LEED-NC rating system is a comprehensive, voluntary, market driven Green Building Rating System that recognizes buildings that incorporate design, construction, high performance systems and materials toward a reduced environmental impact. The Rating System has become the definitive benchmark for what constitutes a ‘green building’.
Understanding LEED® Canada-NC 2009 is an important step for any building professional in creating sustainable environments and achieving superior economic performance.
The CaGBC course: Building Green with LEED®: LEED® Canada for New Construction Rating System 2009 is an intensive course intended to provide a comprehensive technical exploration of the LEED® Canada for New Construction Version 2009 Green Building Rating System. It will provide an in-depth familiarity with the Rating System and will help support students who wish to take the LEED Accredited Professional exam.
Modules 1 & 2
- Syllabus and Schedule
- Introduction to Course & the CaGBC
- Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency
Module 3 & 4
- Sustainable Sites (Part II)
- Sustainable Sites Exercises
- Water Efficiency
- Water Efficiency Exercises
Modules 5 & 6
- Quiz 1 (SS & WE)
- Energy & Atmosphere (Part I)
- Energy & Atmosphere ExercisesMaterials and Resources
- Energy & Atmosphere (Part II), Guest Instructor or Building Tour
Modules 7 & 8
- Materials & Resources (Part I)
- Materials & Resources Exercises
- Materials & Resources (Part II)
- Materials & Resources Exercises
Modules 9, plus Modules 10 & 11 (Quizzes 2 & 3)
- Indoor Environmental Quality (Part I)
- Indoor Environmental Quality (Part II)
- Indoor Environmental Quality Exercises
- Regional Priority, Innovation in Design, Core and Shell
- Quiz 2 (EA & MR) & Quiz 3 (IEQ)
- Exam Information & External Exam Registration
- Final Practice Test
Course Evaluation is based on class participation and successful completion class tests, submission of exercises or assignments.
Note: This course supports those who choose to write the LEED Accredited Professional exam but does not guarantee a student will pass the GBCI exam.
Attend This Course If You
- Are preparing to write the LEED Accredited Professional exam with GBCI.
- Wish to pursue green building practices.
- Are a design or construction professional involved in LEED projects.
With the course: Building Green with LEED®, the Canada Green Building Council is offering the only CaGBC approved LEED Canada-NC Course available to Canadian market. In providing a truly comprehensive working knowledge of the LEED® Canada-NC 2009 Green Building Rating System, the Course will offer professionals one of the best foundations for writing the LEED® Professional Accreditation Exam.
1. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee that students will pass either LEED accreditation exam; and failure of either LEED exam will not mean automatic failure of the course.
2. The fee for the ‘Building Green with LEED’ Course does not entitle the student to write either LEED accreditation exam without paying the Exam fees.
The primary text for the ‘Building Green with LEED: LEED Canada for New Construction’
The LEED® Canada for New Construction 2009 Green Building Rating System and Reference Guide is included in the registration fee for the LEED®-NC Course when taken at the Corporate Training Centre. Value $115 including shipping and handling, plus tax. This special price is only available to students participating in the Building Green with LEED: LEED Canada for
New Construction course’ through an approved CaGBC Higher Education provider. Please note that the regular cost for the LEED NC reference guide is $525 plus tax and shipping and handling.
Module 1: Course Introduction, LEED Canada & Minimum Program Requirements
This module serves as an introduction to the course, course objectives, course grading and the schedule. The module introduces the CaGBC, USGBC, GBCI and the various LEED rating systems. Professional accreditation is introduced. As a LEED into the Rating System, this module also discusses the Minimum Project Requirements of LEED Canada NC 2009.
Module 2: Sustainable Sites (Part I)
This module covers the prerequisite and the first seven credits from the Sustainable Sites category of the rating system. This module include example calculations, suggested resources, and design ideas.
Module 3: Sustainable Sites (Part II)
This module covers the remainder of the credits from the Sustainable Sites category of the rating system with the exception of Sustainable Sites Credit 9. The Sustainable Sites Credit 9, Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines is discussed as part of Module 11 which covers the Core & Shell version of the rating system in more detail.
Module 4: Water Efficiency
This module covers the prerequisite and all three credits from the Water Efficiency category of the rating system. Detailed information on the calculations associated with landscape irrigation is covered in the module. The hands-on exercise provided with this module covers the calculations associated with indoor water use reductin.
Module 5: Quiz (SS & WE) & Energy & Atmosphere (Part I)
This module covers the credits and prerequisite most closely linked to the outputs of energy modelling: Minimum Energy Performance, Optimize Energy Performance, On-site Renewable Energy, and Green Power. This module also includes a section describing the goals, process, and benefits of energy modelling. The exercises included with this module are intended to give the students hands-on experience with simple energy modelling using the NRCan Screening Tool.
Module 6: Energy & Atmosphere (Part II)
This module covers the reamining two prerequisites and three credits from the Energy & Atmosphere category of the rating system. Your instructor may elect to have a guest instructor or to bring you on a green building tour.
Module 7: Materials & Resources (Part I)
This module covers the prerequisite and three credits from the Materials & Resources category of the rating system. It also includes an introduction to the remaining credits in this category of the rating system, focusing on underlying similarities and baseline calculation information. This module includes an exercise involving determining LEED Materials Division default costs and LEED thresholds based on spreadsheet data provided. Students may use computers during this class.
Module 8 Materials & Resources (Part II)
This module covers the remaining five credits from the Materials & Resources section of the rating system. This module includes an exercise giving students hands-on interaction with the LEED Letter Templates and material information sheets. Students may use computers during this class.
Module 9: Indoor Environmental Quality (Part I)
This module covers the two prerequisites and the first 8 credits from the Indoor Environmental Quality category of the rating system. Students will walk through Indoor Environmental Quality exercises and some key calculations.
Modules 10 & 11 : Indoor Environmental Quality (Part II) & Regional Priority & Quizzes
This module covers the remaining 7 credits from the Indoor Environmental Quality section of the rating system. The remaining elements of the associated exercise package will be completed in this module. Regional Priority, Innovation in Design, LEED Canada CS 2009 will coverr the remaining two categories in the rating system, including revisiting the Innovation in Design section. This module also introduces the LEED Canada for Core & Shell Development rating system and discusses the credits specific to this program.
Quiz 2 (Energy & Atmosphere) will be administered during this module.
Quiz 3 (Indoor Environmental Quality & Regional Priority) will be administered during this module.
Module 12 Exam Information and Practice Exam
The final module begins to prepare students to take their exam, including the registration procedure and some sample questions.
RODNEY WILTS, LEED AP
RENÉE GRATTON, LEED AP