LEED® BD+C Exam Preparation | Green Building Training Program

About the Class

You and your business may be eligible to take this training for FREE! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website. 


The LEED Exam Prep Course is a comprehensive course which will prepare attendees for the LEED AP professional exam. This LEED AP Building Design and Construction training will walk through the requirements and calculations required for the following LEED credits: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. Completing this course will prepare you for the prestigious LEED AP professional credential.

The LEED AP BD+C training also targets credit categories and summarizes the key points you will need to know to be successful on your LEED exam. If you have specific questions regarding a specialty exam, feel free to bring these questions to class and the instructor will cover these identified areas.

What you’ll learn in the LEED AP Building Design and Construction Training Course:

  • Learn and practice the three exam areas – Recognition, Application, and Analysis
  • Identify the key components of the LEED BD+C Rating System
  • Prepare for the exam by focusing on key topics
  • Discuss the requirements and implementation strategies of each credit/prerequisite

LEED AP BD+C TRAINING OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the LEED AP Building Design + Construction Exam
  • Location and Transportation
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation and the Integrative Process
Green Building Training Program Information
This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **

POSTPONED: Two-Part Building Energy Modeling Course Part 2 | Green Building Training Program

NOTE: This event is a two-part series. The course is arranged in this way to allow you to practice the energy modeling in between courses:

Class 1: Aug 20th from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Class 2: Sept 3rd from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Introduction to Energy Modeling with eQuest

12 Hour Training presented by Built Environment Plus

Building Energy Modeling is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, green
certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives. The importance of creating energy models for a
building is growing as we focus on building energy efficiency as a key strategy to fight climate change and global
heating.

Learning Objectives:
After completing the course, attendees will be able to:
1) describe how modeling is used as part of an integrative design process
2) construct simple commercial building energy models using eQuest
3) interpret the results of energy models
4) distinguish between design models and validation models

Prerequisites and Target Audience
What will students need to know or do before starting this course?
This is a hands-on, project-based course that will give you the confidence to use energy modeling on your
projects. While there are no specific pre-requisites, knowledge of the building industry and basic building science
will be helpful.

The course will be spread across two days. At the conclusion of day one, attendees will be asked to perform
modeling exercises (aka homework) outside of class, to be completed by the next class session. Each section
will build upon previous work in class. By the end of the class, students will have created, run and QCed an
energy model on a building of their choosing. Along the way, we’ll touch on the uses of energy modeling in an
integrated design process, and some of the standards that apply to energy modeling such as ASHRAE 90.1
Appendix G.

Note that students will need access to a computer with the Windows operating system, and administrative rights
to be able to load the eQuest software. 

Detailed Agenda

Day 1
9:30 AM – Start
• Introductions
• Uses of Energy Simulation
• Overview of eQuest
• Intro to Our Project
• Setting up Building Geometry

12:30 – 1PM Lunch Break
• Internal Loads
• HVAC systems
• Energy Targets
• Parametric Runs

4:00 PM – Finished for the Day

Goal for Day 1
1) Download and install eQuest
2) Get a general familiarity with the eQuest interface
3) Set up our Model in Wizard Mode
4) Identify an Energy Target for our project
5) Run Parametics to identify three energy saving strategies

Day 2
9:30 AM – Start
• Recap, Q & A
• Intro to Detailed Mode
• Tips and Tricks
•Creating Code Baseline

12:30 – 1PM Lunch Break
• Working Session
• Modeling Uncommon Systems
• Quality Control
• Wrap up

4:00 PM – Finished for the Day

Goals for Day 2
1) Move into to Detailed Mode
2) Create your Code Baseline
3) QC Your Results
4) Learn some tips and tricks

Green Building Training Program Information

This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **

POSTPONED: Two-Part Building Energy Modeling Course Part 1 | Green Building Training Program

NOTE: This event is a two-part series. The course is arranged in this way to allow you to practice the energy modeling in between courses:

Class 1: Aug 20th from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Class 2: Sept 3rd from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Introduction to Energy Modeling with eQuest

12 Hour Training presented by Built Environment Plus

Building Energy Modeling is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, green
certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives. The importance of creating energy models for a
building is growing as we focus on building energy efficiency as a key strategy to fight climate change and global
heating.

Learning Objectives:
After completing the course, attendees will be able to:
1) describe how modeling is used as part of an integrative design process
2) construct simple commercial building energy models using eQuest
3) interpret the results of energy models
4) distinguish between design models and validation models

Prerequisites and Target Audience
What will students need to know or do before starting this course?
This is a hands-on, project-based course that will give you the confidence to use energy modeling on your
projects. While there are no specific pre-requisites, knowledge of the building industry and basic building science
will be helpful.

The course will be spread across two days. At the conclusion of day one, attendees will be asked to perform
modeling exercises (aka homework) outside of class, to be completed by the next class session. Each section
will build upon previous work in class. By the end of the class, students will have created, run and QCed an
energy model on a building of their choosing. Along the way, we’ll touch on the uses of energy modeling in an
integrated design process, and some of the standards that apply to energy modeling such as ASHRAE 90.1
Appendix G.

Note that students will need access to a computer with the Windows operating system, and administrative rights
to be able to load the eQuest software. 

Detailed Agenda

Day 1
9:30 AM – Start
• Introductions
• Uses of Energy Simulation
• Overview of eQuest
• Intro to Our Project
• Setting up Building Geometry

12:30 – 1PM Lunch Break
• Internal Loads
• HVAC systems
• Energy Targets
• Parametric Runs

4:00 PM – Finished for the Day

Goal for Day 1
1) Download and install eQuest
2) Get a general familiarity with the eQuest interface
3) Set up our Model in Wizard Mode
4) Identify an Energy Target for our project
5) Run Parametics to identify three energy saving strategies

Day 2
9:30 AM – Start
• Recap, Q & A
• Intro to Detailed Mode
• Tips and Tricks
•Creating Code Baseline

12:30 – 1PM Lunch Break
• Working Session
• Modeling Uncommon Systems
• Quality Control
• Wrap up

4:00 PM – Finished for the Day

Goals for Day 2
1) Move into to Detailed Mode
2) Create your Code Baseline
3) QC Your Results
4) Learn some tips and tricks

Green Building Training Program Information

This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **

Preparing for Change: Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals

About the Class

You and your business may be eligible to take this training for FREE! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals

In “Preparing for Change: Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals,” participants develop an understanding of their current situation, the challenges and barriers they face, and the cultural and systemic dynamics that influence how they do business. They then deconstruct their workflow to identify critical changes they can put in place to achieve their business objectives. The instructor uses this highly interactive format to introduce participants to core educational principles related to change management and organizational effectiveness.

Schedule:
  • 2 hours: Baseline and assessments
  • 2 hours: Establishing objectives and comprehensive, specific changes that they need to make.
This course is part of the “Preparing for Change Course” Series

Every company has to implement new things – whether it is a new time sheet, new project management software, or a comprehensive initiative like diversity and inclusion. In these unprecedented times, the challenges associated with change are heightened and intensified: how can a company navigate the process of change most effectively? How can you overcome resistance and build buy-in and momentum so there is faster adoption? How will your workflow and processes change in relation to new goals? How do you communicate internally and externally? How can you engage employees at different levels and across different business units?

This series of workshops digs into your unique business context and shows you how to apply the principles of change management so that you can be empowered to apply the same approach into the future, when new challenges arise.

Green Building Training Program Information

This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **

Is your company or organization interested in participating in this course series? Contact us at [email protected].

 

Preparing for Change: Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals

About the Class

You and your business may be eligible to take this training for FREE! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals

In “Preparing for Change: Understanding Your Baseline and Setting Goals,” participants develop an understanding of their current situation, the challenges and barriers they face, and the cultural and systemic dynamics that influence how they do business. They then deconstruct their workflow to identify critical changes they can put in place to achieve their business objectives. The instructor uses this highly interactive format to introduce participants to core educational principles related to change management and organizational effectiveness.

Schedule:
  • 2 hours: Baseline and assessments
  • 2 hours: Establishing objectives and comprehensive, specific changes that they need to make.
This course is part of the “Preparing for Change Course” Series

Every company has to implement new things – whether it is a new time sheet, new project management software, or a comprehensive initiative like diversity and inclusion. In these unprecedented times, the challenges associated with change are heightened and intensified: how can a company navigate the process of change most effectively? How can you overcome resistance and build buy-in and momentum so there is faster adoption? How will your workflow and processes change in relation to new goals? How do you communicate internally and externally? How can you engage employees at different levels and across different business units?

This series of workshops digs into your unique business context and shows you how to apply the principles of change management so that you can be empowered to apply the same approach into the future, when new challenges arise.

Green Building Training Program Information

This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.

** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **

Is your company or organization interested in participating in this course series? Contact us at [email protected].