Firstgreen Sustainability Academy

Introduction to LEED v4.1

Welcome to the Firstgreen Sustainability Academy course on ” Introduction to LEED v4.1″. This course is designed for beginners who wish to gain knowledge on green rating system facilitated by US green Building council.  This is also useful course to the building professionals who have an introductory knowledge to green buildings and wish to expand their knowledge about green rating systems.

After completing this course, learners will have a basic knowledge about LEED v4.1 rating system for New Construction and can explore subsequent courses by Firstgreen Sustainability Academy.

150Clients

Firstgreen has 40+ Platinum certified buildings under its portfolio.

40%Water Savings

LEED certified buildings have less energy consumption, less water requirements and less waste disposal.

30% Energy Savings

Green building design can reduce energy consumption up to 30 percent.

Introduction

With building construction and its operations being the biggest contributors to climate change and global warming, it isn’t surprising that green buildings are the need of the hour. Building industry is also capable of helping in the fight for climate change by achieving overall building efficiency, be it for energy, water, waste or occupant comfort.

You will learn about the basic concepts on which LEED was formed and how does the certification process work with compliance to different credits and their documentation.

Module 1: Introduction to USGBC and LEED

Module 2: Core concepts of LEED

Module 3: LEED Credits

Module 4: LEED Certification Process

What you will learn : -

Module 1

Introduction to USGBC and LEED

This module gives an introduction to the US green Building Council, its history, need and green rating system (LEED). We discuss how LEED as a building rating system has evolved from its origin and how it expands for different building types.

Module 2

Core concepts of LEED

This module explains the core concepts on which all the credits are designed. The main core concepts include Location, Sustainable sites, Energy & atmosphere, Water efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation.

Module 3

LEED credits

This module explains all concepts credit by credit with their compliance approaches. All credits have an intent, different compliance options and documentation.

Module 4

LEED Certification Process

This module will take you through the LEED certification process right from the beginning of registration to project final certification.

Dr. Sanjay Vashishtha
CEO

Dr. Vashishtha is the founder and CEO of Firstgreen Consulting. Dr. Vashishtha overseas the project origination, structuring and PPA negotiation for various clients in C&I sector as well as utility sector. Prior to FIrstgreen he has been working with Suzlon roup and DLF for developing solar and wind assets. Over the years, Dr. Vashishtha has worked across the value chain in the renewable energy domain along with various stakeholders

Sonali Rawat
Architect & Consultant, GRIHA CP, IGBC AP

Sonali is a Green Building Consultant at Firstgreen. She is an undergraduate architect from Aayojan school of architecture. Sonali has a keen interest in green architecture and her aim is to help minimize the effect of architecture on the environment.

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