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Online Continuing Education Courses

Maintain Your LEED® Credential and Learn the Language of Sustainability

The USGBC now requires all LEED Green Associates and LEED Accredited Professionals to maintain their credentials with Continuing Education (CE) Hours through GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). Green Associates need to record 15 CE hours over a 2-year period and LEED APs need 30 CE hours over a 2-year period. For more information regarding GBCI's Continuing Education requirements, please see Green Ideas' Guide through the GBCI Credential Maintenance Program.

Our Credentialing Maintenance Courses are approved by GBCI and will fulfill your GBCI CE Hour requirements under the activity type: GBCI-approved education. These courses will also give you critical knowledge for engaging in sustainable design, building and product markets. From understanding how the market defines and selects green products to reviewing a complete LEED Platinum case study, you will gain valuable knowledge with Green Ideas' Credentialing Maintenance Program Courses.

LEED for Product Manufacturers Package

Green Ideas On Demand Courses below include the following:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Detailed instructions for reporting your completed CE hours to GBCI
  • Convenience of 24/7 access
  • Ability to start and stop your Course at anytime so that you may complete the Course at your own pace

GBCI CMP Categories

  • I. Project Site Factors
  • II. Water Management
  • III. Project Systems and Energy Impact
  • IV. Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
  • V. Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • VI. Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
  • VII. Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
  • Course Name
  • GBCI CMP Category
  • GBCI CE Hours
  • Price
  • Building Commissioning for LEED Projects *
  • III
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
Understand commissioning and the role it plays towards the success of a LEED Project. Review terminology, what the process encompasses, different types of commissioning and the role and objectives for the owner, design and construction teams as well as the commissioning agent. Analyze the Energy & Atmosphere Credits pertaining to the LEED process along with learning about commissioned systems and their appropriate phases.
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  • Conducting a LEED Project Charrette
  • I
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
A Charrette is a critical tool for getting a LEED project off to a productive start. Through this course you will have a solid understanding of why it is necessary to conduct a LEED Project-Specific Charrette and the results it can produce. We begin with an overview of terminology and origins, which leads to a discussion of who should be involved in a Charrette and how it is facilitated. The course concludes with specific information about conducting a LEED Charrette and the deliverables needed for success.
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  • Construction Documents and LEED *
  • I
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
This course explains the Specifier's role for a successful LEED project by highlighting what should and should not be included in specifications for LEED projects. We start with an overview of green building and the LEED Rating Systems and then focus on how to clearly specify LEED requirements. This is done by examining several different LEED specification driven Credits and the effect that they could have on LEED compliance and documentation. The course concludes with an overview of life-cycle cost impacts and how the overall project budget should be considered instead of a singular focus on first costs.
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  • Construction IAQ Management for LEED Projects *
  • III, IV, V
  • 2
  • $100.00
Identify the key LEED IEQ Credit requirements and strategies before, during and after construction, and review a detailed analysis of a LEED-compliant Indoor Air Quality Management Plan that can be used to drive the achievement of all applicable LEED IEQ Credits.
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  • Construction Management Tools for LEED Projects *
  • III, V, VI
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
Specifically developed for Construction Managers, this course will teach you the skills needed to successfully manage a LEED project such as understanding the LEED documentation process, and learning how to develop and integrate a successful materials procurement strategy.
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  • Costs and Benefits of Green Building
  • IV, V
  • 1
  • $50.00
An overview of green building costs and associated benefits is the focus of this course. We explore and define different benefits and cost types while reviewing how to integrate alternative building materials into the overall project budget. The strategy of implementing a "whole-building" perspective is highlighted throughout.
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  • Decoding Guidelines for Environmental Claims
  • I, IV
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
After many years of confusion and inaction, consensus among both consumers and regulators regarding environmental claims is taking shape. Revisions to the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides, released earlier this year, were designed to provide marketers with more direction on how to promote the attributes of their products and services. Coupled with the International Organization of Standardization's (ISO) Standard on Environmental labels and declarations, marketers have the tools to make responsible claims. This educational program, designed specifically for sales and marketing professionals, will provide an overview of these documents and how they apply specifically to building product manufacturers.
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  • Defining Green Products
  • III, IV, V
  • 2
  • $100.00
This course is designed to help you understand how to interpret manufacturer's claims and understand the relevance of various product attributes to help meet your client's objectives; whether it is LEED certification or simply cleaner indoor air.
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  • Energy Modeling for LEED Projects
  • III, IV, V
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
Beginning with an introduction to Energy Modeling, this course examines the need for a model and provides guidance for selecting the modeler. This is followed by an overview and comparison of various modeling tools such as DOE2 and Energy Plus and a comparison of energy use in different types of buildings. The course concludes with an overview of what to include in a LEED energy model and a sample energy analysis presentation.
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  • Global Challenges in Sustainability
  • I, VI
  • 1
  • $50.00
This course is an introduction to sustainability from a global viewpoint. Important definitions and key concepts are explained, and major trends within the global community are highlighted. The gradual market transformation that is occurring through sustainability is analyzed and discussed with an emphasis on how green building plays a critical role around the world.
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  • LEED for Specialty Contractors *
  • III
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
This course was designed to remove the intimidation factor for specialty contractors and product professionals by demystifying the LEED process. We begin with an overview of LEED and the different construction plans and procedures required, present recommendations for selecting products, then conclude with examples of how to properly complete LEED documentation.
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  • LEED Platinum Case Study - Applied Research & Development (ARD) Facility
  • I, II, III, VII
  • 2
  • $100.00
This LEED-NC Case Study provides an overview of the design, construction and certification process for the NAU Applied Research & Development (ARD) Facility. This 57,000 square foot laboratory building was one of the highest-scoring LEED projects ever! The ARD achieved 92% reduction in energy cost, 69% reduction in domestic potable water consumption, and 91% landfill waste diversion. Learn what drove the owner and design team to design and build a high-performance building, what problems the team encountered in delivering one of the first LEED buildings in the region and what solutions and lessons the ARD can provide to others who are delivering high- performance buildings.
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  • LEED Platinum Case Study - Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters
  • I, III, VII
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
This case study will examine the results of the AZ Game & Fish Headquarters project, constructed in January of 2008. The course will highlight key aspects of the Construction Manager @ Risk delivery method, benefits and details of engaging in a Public Private Partnership, how the team managed to achieve LEED Platinum certification and how the project was able to engage an investor to fund a 183 kW solar system.
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  • Material Strategies that Work for LEED *
  • IV, VI
  • 2
  • $100.00
Review the current LEED for New Construction Rating System, the key Materials & Resources Credit requirements and strategies to identify before and during the buyout of materials, and review an actual LEED Platinum case study. Participants will gain an understanding of the information required to successfully document material costs and contributing product data, with tips and strategies to reduce the documentation burden on their projects.
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  • Roadmap to Effective Green Marketing
  • IV
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
Review the nine critical steps to developing clear, concise and comprehensive environmental product data that can help your products get specified. In this course we will identify what does and doesn't belong in an environmental profile, the most useful format for your customers, and most importantly, the different marketing vehicles available to manufacturers today. In addition we will review aspects of the submittal process for a LEED project to help provide more depth to your understanding of the customer's needs.
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  • Selecting and Documenting Products for LEED *
  • I, III, IV, V, VI
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
This course covers how to select and document products for LEED projects. We start with an overview of the LEED Rating Systems and then focus on how to choose and specify products for different LEED Credits and the Point impacts these products will have. The course closes with product documentation guidance and a short quiz reviewing the course material.
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  • Sustainable Design Elements
  • I,II, VII
  • 2
  • $100.00
Sustainable building design is presented from the perspective of a standard architectural design process rather than a checklist-driven procedure that often occurs too late in the design process. LEED topics are introduced in appropriate sequence with related design activities rather than being viewed as subjects for a separate sustainability charrette. All four modules show how treating sustainability as an everyday design factor optimizes opportunities for synergies and produces a well-integrated high-performance building.
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  • Third Party Players in the Green Building Arena
  • III
  • 2
  • $100.00
This course provides details about Third Party Certifications used for green products and buildings. Beginning with an overview of terminology, we then discuss details about standards, testing, and certifications. We review several of the most prominent Third Party Certification programs and their applicability to products. The course concludes with an overview of market trends and a quiz reviewing key course material.
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  • Trends in Greenhouse Gas Reporting
  • III, V
  • 1.5
  • $75.00
The industrial sector is increasingly aware that reducing and reporting emissions that impact climate change is a necessity rather than an option. Pressure from stakeholders, impending state, EPA and SEC regulations, increased risk and liability, as well as efficiency goals are driving decision makers to better understand this significant issue facing industry today. This educational program provides a brief overview of the types of regulatory measures that are either is place or being debated and the importance of reporting your greenhouse gas emissions in today's economy.
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* GBCI LEED BD+ C Specific CE Hours