Video: LEED for Schools Certification - A Crash Course

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LEED for Schools Certification - A Crash Course

Getting started on a LEED for Schools certification, project? If you want to get the proper orientation to what LEED for Schools is and how to succeed in it, with essential tips and expert advice, tune in to this free LEEDuser video.

LEED for Schools without staying after school
You may already be familiar with LEED-NC, but LEED for Schools is different. Even if you're already a LEED-NC expert, there are Schools credits you may have not seen before. Some credits are modified from their NC versions. And some credits are just plain tricky even if you've seen them before. Avoid "detention" with expert tips from our presenters.

Twelve credits to know for LEED for Schools success
In this webinar we'll focus on twelve credits that are unique to LEED for Schools, and essential to a strong LEED certification process. These include:
  • IEQc4: Low-Emitting Materials and the must-have alternate compliance path
  • SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment -- how to breeze through it without trouble
  • Tackling SSc4.1 – Option 3 and the pedestrian access requirement
  • Playing fields, SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction, and WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
  • And more.
With each credit, we'll cover feasibility, things to watch out for, opportunities, helpful resources and tricks, rough cost impacts, and good project examples.

About the presenters
Ben Stanley, LEED AP
Stanley is a consultant at YRG sustainability currently working on a range of projects including hospitality, multi-family residential, mixed-use, core and shell, schools, and commercial office spaces. His technical expertise includes green building process management, project team coordination, sustainable operations, and LEED documentation and certification support. Stanley serves as the Advocacy Committee Chair for the Metro Branch of the USGBC Colorado Chapter and presents LEED trainings with YRG. Stanley has authored a sustainable operations guide for K-12 schools.

Daniel LeBlanc, LEED AP
LeBlanc is a senior consultant at YRG sustainability with a focus on building system optimization. He has experience with energy and daylight modeling and has done extensive green materials research. LeBlanc is well-versed in the construction process, having managed several successful residential and institutional building projects. He is also experienced in providing rigorous cost analysis to examine the benefits and paybacks of selected strategies. As a member of the LEED for Schools Colorado Advocacy Group, LeBlanc gives presentations to school boards interested in building green.

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