This leading-edge new course prepares participants to take the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate Exam. Successful participants will also acquire knowledge of LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C), LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (O+M), and LEED AP Homes, developing the foundations necessary to prepare for additional LEED examinations. The course will examine emerging green codes as well as CalGreen and traditional standards such as ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and its applications, and will explore the evolving world of “zero net energy.” The LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction ($160) is included in the course fee.
Participants will explore the latest trends and developments in green building design and construction and the impacts of:
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) – the nation’s largest green building rating system
- Additional green building rating systems such as High Performance Incentive (HPI) and Green Globes
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – a leading professional organization that writes energy efficiency standards
- Title 24 – the process by which California buildings must comply to meet the energy code
- CalGreen Code – the latest California building code, which requires LEED quality levelsZero Net Energy (ZNE) Initiatives – the latest push by the design world to design “energy-free”
About the Instructor
Stephen Witek, P.E., LEED AP, is a nine year resident of the Lake Tahoe Basin, where he owns and operates Sustainable Environment Engineered Design, Incorporated (SEED, Inc.), which has offices in Incline Village, Sacramento, and Boise, Idaho. Witek works as a mechanical engineer, commissioner, college instructor and advisor, and is one of the first registered LEED designers in the United States. His services are used by architects, engineers, general contractors, colleges, school districts, corporations and townships, whom he helps to achieve ground-breaking goals in energy and cost savings. Early in his career, Witek was chosen as part of a design team to build the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center – the first LEED Platinum building in the United States. He also completed registration of the Marguerite Wattis Petersen Athletic Academic Center, the only LEED building on the University of Nevada, Reno main campus, which received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
For more information about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), visit the U.S. Green Building Council website at www.usgbc.org
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