LEED

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LEED Credentials

There are two levels of professional credential — the LEED Green Associate and the LEED AP. The latter is divided into:

  • LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (O+M)
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C)
  • LEED AP Interior Design + Construction (ID+C) — Now Available
  • LEED AP Neighborhood Development (ND)

LEED Green Associate

The LEED Green Associate credential is intended for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations.

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LEED AP (Accredited Professional) credentials:

LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the Green Building Design + Construction LEED rating systems: LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell.

LEED AP ID+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial spaces and tenant improvements. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the Green Interior Design + Construction LEED rating system: LEED for Commercial Interiors.

LEED AP Homes credential provides a standard for professionals participating in design and construction of high-performance green homes. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the LEED for Homes rating system.

The LEED AP O+M credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the Green Building Operations + Maintenance LEED rating system: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.

The LEED AP ND credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and development of neighborhoods that meet accepted high levels of environmentally responsible, sustainable development. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.

LEED Curriculum

USGBC is your connection to the highest-quality green building education in the market — especially USGBC’s essential LEED curriculum, developed by the organization behind the LEED rating systems and delivered by the industry’s leading experts with real-world experience implementing and innovating with LEED.

A professional development plan with USGBC’s LEED curriculum at its core is the surest path to green building success. Begin by exploring the LEED courses below, and then move on to the rating system track (linked above) that’s most appropriate for you. And round out your green building knowledge and earn more continuing education credit by exploring third-party offerings from USGBC’s Education Providers at www.usgbc.org/courses.

Courses are provided both face to face and online. All courses will be listed on the USGBC website. For more details of the curriculum

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Course booking: Courses can be booked ONLY via the Russian Green Building Council and paid for in Roubles by bank transfer. Discounts apply for GBC and RuGBC members. Proof of payment must be received before commencing the course. All courses are taught by USGBC faculty members in English only. Translation may be provided. More details: www.rugbc.org or tel. +7 495 778 5370