Understand Sustainability: LEED BD+C V4.1 - By USGBC Faculty

Discover full credit overview V4.1- foundation course, created by approved USGBC faculty.

Understand Sustainability: LEED BD+C V4.1 - By USGBC Faculty

Discover full credit overview V4.1- foundation course, created by approved USGBC faculty.
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About the Class

The importance of sustainability needs little introduction, we can see the impacts of global warming, the increase in CO2 emissions, the spread of diseases such as COVID 19. Buildings contribute to a large extent to this and when well designed they can reduce the stress on the environment and improve human health.

LEED is a green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods.

Sustainability is far broader than recycling or installing solar panels. This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of the holistic approach taken by LEED to it contributes to the triple bottom line, people, planet, profit.

Today's version of LEED, the latest version, is LEED v4.1, and it raises the bar on building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, daylighting, and waste reduction.

Think of this course as a foundational course on LEED BD+C V4.1. This course is designed to bring you fully up to date with the latest credits, standards, and requirements for this global standard. The Standard Reference guide has over 800 pages and the latest V4.1 draft already over 250.

What will you learn in this course?

The key concepts in LEED BD+C V4.1 - The latest guide. In over 70 lessons, ranging from 2-8 minutes we will cover all of the credits and explain to you not only the requirements but also what sits behind the intent to ensure you will understand how each credit aligns with the overarching sustainability goals.

We look at the specifics of how LEED deals with reduced parking, how indoor and outdoor water can be reduced and should be calculated, what strategies to use to reduce energy, reduce the reliance on the grid, and increase the use of renewable energy, we discuss the Life Cycle Assessment approach, the impact of increased.

Why take this course?

  • You will be able to speak about LEED BD+C v4.1 and sustainability with confidence.
  • You will understand the different terms, definitions, and requirements.
  • You will learn from an experienced sustainability consultant and education

How will this help you?

  • You will deliver LEED projects, better, quicker and avoid common mistakes
  • You will go prepared for a job that requires knowledge in LEED and sustainability
  • You will feel more confident about LEED and how to apply it

Who is behind this course?

I am the Managing Director of a green building consultancy in Malaysia, and a LEED AP, and USGBC Faculty. Before that, I was a university teacher (Yonsei University Korea), Project Manager, entrepreneur, and enjoy teaching. I have an MBA from London Business School. I enjoy creating courses.

Who should take this course?

  • People who want to learn about LEED v4.1
  • Professionals that have a LEED Green Associate or aspire to one, this would be an excellent starting point in terms of experience or knowledge
  • People who are interested in a career in sustainability consultancy
  • Developers, Engineers, Business Analysts, Architects, and basically anyone interested in learning about LEED
  • People with an open mind and a willingness to learn
  • People capable of taking notes and applying the concepts and tools provided in this course

This course is not suitable for:

  • People that prefer quantity over quality
  • People that like lengthy and theoretical explanations
  • People who aren't prepared to go through the entire course and take notes
  • People who expect things to work out without any effort or preparation

The facts:

  1. You will learn all the concept of LEED BD+C V4.1
  2. All credits, requirements, and points will be clearly explained to you
  3. You will improve your understanding of sustainability, and allow you to deliver your consulting projects better and more effectively

Join me and start learning about LEED BD+C V4.1 now. We will go cover all the topics from the definitions, intent, requirements, concepts, and exemplary performances. So take the course now to learn what all of this means in more detail and how you can apply the knowledge gained from LEED V4.1 into your world.


Hans Weemaes

I work as the Managing Director of NEAPOLI, one of Malaysia’s leading Green Building Consultancies. Prior to this I was a visiting business school Professor in Korea, consultant, and corporate trainer. My areas of expertise are Environmental Design, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Project Management. I am particularly passionate about...


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What's Included

Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Sustainability, LEED, Green Building, LEED V4.1, Green Design
Age groups: 18-65 years
Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes
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