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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • 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

What you’ll learn: 

  • You will understand the different terms, definitions and requirements
  • You will go prepared to a job that requires knowledge in LEED and sustainability
  • You will learn from an experienced sustainability consultant and educator


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

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 recognised standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighbourhoods. 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 contribute to the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit.

Today’s most popular and most commonly used version of LEED BD+C V4, and it sets the bar for building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, day lighting and waste reduction. 

Think of this course as a foundational course on LEED BD+C. This course is designed to provide you with a tutorial of all the credits, standards and requirements for this global standard. The Standard Reference V4 BD+C guide has over 800 pages.Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned sustainable design and construction.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked. 

Get started today and learn more about sustainability.

Course Curriculum

3h 52m

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Integrative Process 00:00:00
Integrative Project Planning And Design 00:00:00
Section 2 - Location And Transportation
Location And Transportation Overview 00:00:00
Neighborhood Development 00:00:00
Sensitive Land 00:00:00
High Priority Site 00:00:00
Surrounding Diversity And Diverse Uses 00:00:00
Access To Quality Transit 00:00:00
Bicycle Facilities 00:00:00
Reduced Parking Lot Footprint 00:00:00
Green Vehicles 00:00:00
Section 3 - Sustainable Sites
Sustainable Sites Overview 00:00:00
Construction Activity Pollution Prevention 00:00:00
Environmental Site Assessment 00:00:00
Restore Or Protect Habitat 00:00:00
Open Space 00:00:00
Rainwater Management 00:00:00
Heat Island Reduction 00:00:00
Light Pollution Reduction 00:00:00
Site Master Plan 00:00:00
Tenant Design And Construction Guidelines 00:00:00
Places Of Respite 00:00:00
Direct Exterior Access 00:00:00
Joint Use Facilities 00:00:00
Section 4 - Water Efficiency
Water Efficiency Overview 00:00:00
Outdoor Water Use 00:00:00
Indoor Water Use 00:00:00
Building Water Metering 00:00:00
Credit Outdoor Water Use 00:00:00
Indoor Water Use Reduction 00:00:00
Cooling Tower Water Use 00:00:00
Building Lever Water Metering 00:00:00
Section 5 - Energy And Atmosphere
Energy And Atmosphere Overview 00:00:00
Fundamental Commissioning And Verification 00:00:00
Minimum Energy Performance 00:00:00
Building Level Energy Metering 00:00:00
Fundamental Refrigerant Management 00:00:00
Enhanced Commissioning 00:00:00
Optimise Energy Performance 00:00:00
Advance Energy Metering 00:00:00
Demand Response 00:00:00
Renewable Energy Production 00:00:00
Enhanced Refrigerant Management 00:00:00
Green Power And Carbon Offsets 00:00:00
Section 6 - Materials And Resources
Materials And Resources Overview 00:00:00
Storage And Collection Of Recyclables 00:00:00
Construction And Demolition Waste Management Planning 00:00:00
Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic Or PBT Source Reduction – Mercury 00:00:00
Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction 00:00:00
BPDO – Environmental Product Declarations 00:00:00
BPDO – Sourcing Of Raw Materials 00:00:00
BPDO – Material Ingredients 00:00:00
PBT Source Reduction – Mercury Credit 00:00:00
PBT Source Reduction – Lead, Cadmium, Copper 00:00:00
Furniture And Medical Furnishings 00:00:00
Design For Flexibility 00:00:00
Construction And Demolition Waste Management 00:00:00
Section 7 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Indoor Environmental Quality Overview 00:00:00
Minimum Air Quality Performance 00:00:00
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control 00:00:00
Minimum Acoustic Performance 00:00:00
Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategy 00:00:00
Low-Emitting Materials 00:00:00
Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan 00:00:00
Indoor Air Quality Assessment 00:00:00
Thermal Comfort 00:00:00
Interior Lighting 00:00:00
Daylight 00:00:00
Quality Views 00:00:00
Acoustic Performance 00:00:00
Section 8 - Innovation
Innovation Credit 00:00:00
Accredited Professional 00:00:00
Section 9 - Regional Priority
Regional Priority Overview 00:00:00
Regional Priority Credit 00:00:00
Section 10 - Completion
Completion 00:00:00