Intro to LEED for Homes V4 – What is the difference? Webinar

LEED Building Design and Construction for Homes version 4 (V4) is in many ways different than the previous 2008 version. Come learn about the changes LEED4Hversion4-01that will take place and be ready for the October 31 2016 release before it comes. LEED for Homes v4 applies to new construction and major rehabs single family homes, neighborhoods, multifamily low, mid, high rise and mixed use buildings. Learn how you can use the program and now and be ahead of the game before the launch date.  We will discuss what's new, what stayed the same and answer questions to help you understand V4 better.

Who?

Builders, Designers, Architect, Developers, Remodelers, Researches and Policy Makers who have past LEED for Homes experience and understanding.

Lessons Learned

  • Know  the basics of the new credits or credit changes in V4 vs 2008
  • Understand what credits remained the same
  • Know where to find more resources on LEED v4
  • Know who can help you in your market achieve V4 LEED

Presenter & Developer – Jay Hall, Ph.D, LEED APH “Jay has 30 years experience in market transformation, sustainable design of buildings, and energy efficiency. He is an expert in building energy modeling, and green building verification. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. In 1989, he began with ICF International as a consultant working on EPA’s

Jay HallENERGY STAR market transformation programs. Since 2004, Jay has provided independent consulting services to the US Green Building Council in developing the LEED for Homes program. Jay was Acting Director for LEED for Homes for two years. He is also the lead programmatic and verification consultant for the Green Communities Offset Fund. Jay has served on the Home Depot Foundation Awards of Excellence Selection Committee; the Habitat for Humanity International Partnership for Sustainable Buildings Advisory Committee; and, The Healthy House Institute Advisory Board. Jay is also a LEED Faculty member.  Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, for the past 25 years, Jay and his wife, Kim, have resided with their two sons in Annapolis, Maryland. Jay Hall & Associates.

 Steps to access the program and get your completion certificate

1. Download the PPT Slide Handout Guide

2. Watch the recording here.

3. Complete the quiz below

4. Pay the non member ce submittal fee (Members get free submittal) - PAY HERE

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Implementing LEED for Homes on your Next Project

Learn how to apply the LEED for Homes rating system to a real project by walking through the phases of a typical project and the key decisions that project teams must make, including key stakeholder considerations. Engage in interactive, case-based activities that enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and rating system tools.

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Part 1

Introduction to LEED for Homes & Green Home Certifications.
Quick Review – LEED V4
LEED for Homes Provider & Green Rater – What and who are they?
Understanding the Materials Resource (MR) of the LEED for Homes 2008

Part 2

  1. Location & Linkages (LL)
  2. Sustainable Sites (SS)
  3. Water Efficiency (WE)

Part 3

  1. Energy & Atmosphere (EA)
  2. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Part 4

  1. Innovation and Design (ID)
  2. Awareness & Education (AE)
  3. LEED for Homes Version 4 Introduction
  4. LEED Checklist Navigation
  5. LEED registration and Submittal Process How to

By the end of this online education series, you will be able to:

* Identify the types of projects which are eligible for certification
* Recognize the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED certification process.
* Recognize goals, intents, and requirements of prerequisites and key credits, and strategies to meet them
* Identify synergies between LEED credits
* Understand how to navigate the LEED checklist and online Submittals Portal

Course Outcomes
* Pre construction Plan Draft Checklist Completed
* Knowledge of LEED for Homes Process
* Meet Requirements for LEED AP Homes Credential
* Know Steps to take your Exam

Homework
- Submit a checklist with the Materials & Resources section completed*
* Either on Box.com or email to info@allianceES.org

Continuing Education: 8 CEUS for the entire series

8 GBCI
8 AIA/CES (LU/HSW)
8 NARI Green
8 Local & State Contractor & Architect Licence may be applicable (MI confirmed)
Other Courses

Instructors & Developers

- Jason La Fleur, LEED APH, Green Rater, PHIUS+ Rater, & Educational Director
- Brett Little, LFA, LEED APH & Executive Director

/ GreenStar Alliance Members Get 20% off!

Local Partner Org Members get 10% Discounts 

  • USGBC
  • AIA
  • HBA
  • NARI
  • AIBD
  • Passive House Alliance 
  • GreenExpo Subscribers 

When?

July 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6 - 4:00 pm to 6pm ET each Wednesday

Sign up now! http://greenhomeinstitute.org/education-and-events/implementing-leed-for-homes-on-your-next-project/

GreenHomes Certification 101

Making Sense of GreenHome Certifications & Labels 101

When it comes to building, remodeling, designing or developing GreenHome's that are above code, there are many different  labels to choose from.  Each greenhome certification comes with different requirements, opportunities, costs, 3rd party oversight and tools and resources to guide you.Image for GreenHome 101

Which is right for you and your clients? 

In this session we will help you make sense of the different GreenHome certification labels by comparing and contrasting LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard, GreenStar Homes, Green Communities, Passive House, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, Energy Star for Homes and the Living Building Challenge.  We will look each system individually and then together through the lens of cost, 5 key categories, 3rd party oversight requirements, popularity, growth, changes and even political affiliations. You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types; Single/ multi family, mid rise, rehabs, remodels and additions and new construction across market and rate and affordable housing will all be discussed.

Are you ready for constantly changing energy & green codes, the expanding of the new Green MLS and the growth of the 80 billion dollar residential greenhome market? 

Learning Objectives

•Be able to articulate the difference between the MPG Home Energy programs such as HERS, HES and EPS
•Understand how to utilize one certification program to achieve another
•Know the basics of and how to compare/contract LEED, NGBS,Green Communities, GreenStar, Living Building Challenge, Passive House and Energy Star.
•Know where to get more resources, training and tools to succeed in Health, Welfare and Safety and GREEN  in your next residential  project

Continuing Education  - 2 Hours 

  • GBCI, AIA - LU|HSW, NARI - Green, MI Contractor & Architect (Code & Green)
  • If you need continuing education units for a license in another state, this course may apply. Please consult your state's requirements.

This webinar is free to review. If you are interested in continuing education credits, you must follow the following steps:

1. Watch the Webinar Below - Session 1
2. Access the Hand Outs and Resources
3. Complete the 10 question quiz below the video
4. Review Session 2 here by repeating steps 2 - 3
5. Pay member/non member fee on session 2 page
6. Receive certificate of completion within 3 - 4 weeks.

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Banked & Recorded Green Home Webinars – Free! CEUs

The webinars below are a summary of educational offerings that is prepared to deliver upon request or are recorded and accessible for free.  Many are approved for AIA and GBCI continuing education credit.  Contact us to schedule a presentation or if you would like to present through our network.

  1. Demystifying LEED for Homes Version 4 webinar featuring lead LEED home reviewer Jay Hall - 1 hour - CEUS
  2. Rosemarie Rossetti from the Universal Design Living Laboratory has 1 hour recorded webinar that takes you through her ZeroStep Certified Gold Home in Columbus Ohio and explains the thought behind the design and construction. This is a free webinar worth 1 AIA/GBCI/Nari Green & Potential State Contractor CEU. 
  3. Introduction to the GreenStar Remodeling Certification Program - 1 Hour Webinar (AIA/GBCI/NARI Green)
  4. Materials Matter- Design Trends for a Sustainable Future - WoodWors.org (AIA/GBCI) 
  5. How I made Million Dollars as a Green Remodeler - GreenStar Remodeling Certification Kick Off 
  6. Energy Star Version 3 for HOMES - Lessons Learned for HVAC Contractor Design/Install AIA/GBCI CEs
  7. Selecting Appropriate Natural Building Materials in Cold & Wet Climates 5/7/13 on Demand AIA/GBCI CEs
  8. PHIUS + Passive Building Certification - Webinar Recorded 3/18/13 - 1 AIA/GBCI on demand
  9. Journey to Passive House & LEED - A Homeowner's Tale - Record Feb 2013 (1 hour)
  10. Making Green with Green - Introduction to Green Remodeling for Homes - 1 AIA/GBCI
  11. LEED for Homes Post Occupancy Report - Recorded Jan 2013. GBCI Only
  12. Achieving Success in Education & Awareness - LEED for Homes - 2012 Recording 1 AIA/GBCI (LEED Specific)
  13. LEED Multifamily Certification Options (1 AIA/GBCI)
  14. Overview of LEED for Homes (1 AIA/GBCI)
  15. 10 tested tips for LEED for Homes Gut Rehabs - (1 AIA/GBCI)

As a 501(c)3 charitable organization (view our details), we deliver green building education courses throughout the Midwest at minimal cost and at no profit. Please support us to help keep these going. Your donation to the Green Home Institute may be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant or tax attorney for details.

Thank you for your support!

By USGBC - FREE webinars on Affordable Housing:

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If you only attend one conference this year

If you can only attend one conference this year—the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference is the one

The residential, multifamily and small commercial building and remodeling community will come together December 10-11, 2013 at the second annual Illinois Better Buildings: Better Business Conference®. The conference has a new convenient location at the Crowne Plaza near Chicago O’Hare and attendees can expect to get the latest information on building technologies, strategies, techniques, financial incentives, code requirements and more.

Whether you’re looking to obtain continuing education credits (more than seven hours of continuing education for builders, remodelers, contractors, architects, building performance consultants, home inspectors, raters, LEED APs, LEED Green Associates and more are available), stay ahead of the latest trends, increase your technical skills and code knowledge, find new business opportunities or learn new ideas—the Illinois Better Buildings: Better Business Conference is a not-to-be-missed event. The conference will feature 42 sessions and 44 topnotch local and national experts who will share their knowledge in various platforms to fit different learning styles.
You’ll start off the conference in the newly designed expo to experience the general session. This action-packed session will host industry leaders who will make their best predictions about what the future may hold and help to prepare you for what’s to come. Sessions and live, for-credit demonstrations will be in full swing following the general session. You can choose from 12 different tracks and attend an entire track or mix and match the sessions that interest you most. You’ll definitely want to check out the demos at some point. These reality-based learning experience will give you the chance to challenge the technology and talk with those who know their products best. Finally, after taking in all that learning you’ll need some time to unwind. The social highlight of the conference—the reception on Tuesday night—will give you a chance to mingle with exhibitors and catchup with like-minded colleagues. There will even be a chance to participate in a friendly competition. Then, you’ll start it all over on Wednesday morning.

Hope to see you there. Visit betterbuildingsil.org, take a look at the complete session program and register today.

 

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Metro Detroit's 1st LEED Platinum Gut Rehab Home

The Ferndale home is 45.6% more efficient in its energy use in comparison to an average 2,000 sq. ft. existing Michigan home.  The average is 3,948 kWh a month, while the Ferndale house used only 2,195 kWh. The overall cost for the electric use in the Ferndale residence is $74.56 a month, using 603 kWh, which is 34% less than the average, which costs $121 a month and uses 908 kWh. Heating for the Ferndale home uses 5.3 MCF and costs $23.85 a month, while the average uses 10.1 MCF and costs $127.46 a month. Altogether, the operation costs are 32% less than the average household to heat. 

*The project team attempted to get actual past utility bills to determine the success of the upgrades. However, they did not know who the previous homeowners were, and since, DTE and Consumers Energy have outdated privacy laws, they do not allow for the retrieval of data without homeowner permission.See full Ferndale Home Energy Report

The purpose of this project was to revitalize an abandoned home in disrepair, and through environmentally-friendly construction practices, to transform it into an energy-efficient home.  The house is 95 years old, had gone into foreclosure and had been vandalized while sitting empty, so it required a complete overhaul. Lee Purches, HP3 Group and project Green Rater helped ensure the quality and sustainability success of this home.   Lee connected the owner with Herzog Homes, which was willing to pursue LEED certification with some budgetary constraints. The goal of this project was to restore this old house, but also make it better through green building design and LEED certification.  The design team followed LEED protocol for local labor and materials, using renewable or sustainable products in aiming for Gold LEED certification.IMG_6158a

The result is an efficient, practical, and affordable home that is no longer an eyesore in an established neighborhood. This home is the first of its kind in metro Detroit, setting an example for others to invest in Green Homes and to restore existing homes rather than build new.    The home has been enlarged and now has a freestanding garage that also serves to capture water.  The house also has its own high-efficiency controlled irrigation system that evenly distributes water in the front and back yards.The backyard contains a 200 square foot vegetable garden, which includes fruit trees.  The garden benefits from the irrigation system and passive water collection to yield produce four to six months out of the year.  The indoor air quality 10 times better due to the ERV and high efficiency furnace.  The furnace is a two stage furnace that only runs at high capacity when necessary, and is 97% efficient.

The house is fully enclosed with open cell spray icynene insulation, from the basement wall all the way up through both floors to and the roof deck. The interior finishes, walls and trim contains almost no VOC other than the drywall glue and paint, which have low VOC ratings below 100.  New Jeld-Wen windows were also installed with a U-factor and solar heat gain of 31 for additional energy performance and reduced air leakage.

Take a tour! August 3rd! Sign up Here!

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 Project Details
Project Type               Single Family
Conditioned Space   2,027 sq ft.
Bedrooms                     3
Bathrooms                   2
Lot Type                       Infill
Construction Type   Gut Rehab

 Key Features
Air Filtration              MERV 13
Insulation                    R20
Window U-Value       31
HVAC Efficiency        97%
3.5 Air Leakage Rate in ACH50
Backyard Garden

 

Ferndale Project Profile

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Check out the gallery for some before and after pictures of this LEED Platinum home.

Webinar: Materials Matter – Design Trends for a Sustainable Future

Wood is an abundant, affordable and renewable, natural resource.  Using scientific analysis through internationally standardized Life Cycle Assessment methodology, the significance of carbon is changing the way buildings are being built around the world.  Greater Logo for Woodworksobjectivity in ‘green’ disclosure is being realized through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), resulting in greater recognition of wood’s benefits which include durability, fire performance, moisture resistance, and a positive impact on human health, in addition to sustainability.  From six-story mid-rise, to 30-story wood composite structures, to Olympic ice arenas, and wood bridges with 100-year service lives, the world of wood today is an exciting display of creativity and innovation.  Diverse projects from around the world demonstrate and inspire an unprecedented collaboration of materials destined to influence building professionals for decades to come.

Creator/Instructor 
Cheryl A. Ciecko, AIA, ALA, LEED AP, CSI, GGP
Midwest Regional Director
WoodWorks USA

An architect for over 25 years and Senior Technical Director for the Wood Products Council non-profit initiative ‘WoodWorks’ since 2008, Cheryl is an experienced and dynamic speaker with a passion for excellence, innovation and informed sustainable design. Specialties include low carbon and sustainable design, green building rating systems, moisture, mold and decay issues in buildings, as well as wood products selection, technical wood resources and forest resources throughout the world.Cheryl is a licensed architect in Illinois, with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois with High Honors and a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Cheryl has also studied in France and China. Cheryl is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Licensed Architects in Illinois and appointed member on the Sustainability Committee for the International Code Council.Topic Specialties: Wood construction, moisture, mold and decay in buildings, Heavy Timber Construction/Timber Frame, Green Building Rating Systems, Worldwide Green Building initiatives, Wood/Forestry Industry & Green/Sustainable Design Solution

Continuing Education 

  • 1 GBCI - General
  • 1 AIA - LU|HSW
  • 1 NARI Green
  • 1 MI Contractor (Code & Green)
  • 1 MI Architect
  • If you need continuing education units for a license in another state, this course may apply. Please consult your state’s requirements.

This webinar is free to review. If you are interested in continuing education credits, you must follow the following steps:

1. Watch the webinar for FREE.

2. Take the 10 question quiz and score at least 80% to be approved. Please also post a comment below and help add to the conversation.

3. Pay the fee below to get your certificate and CEUs. You must be an  member to pay the reduced member fee.


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Webinar: How I Made a Million Dollars as a Green Remodeler

Let’s face it, if it doesn’t put money in your client’s pockets, or your pockets, it is very likely not going to happen.  Sustainability is just fine as a concept but where the pedal hits the metal is on the accounting ledger. Learn how one remodeler, who refuses to do anything except green remodeling, has built a super successful, industry-leading company, which (even during the down turn) provided ample resources allowing him to take 3 months off each year. How does your vacation schedule look?

Speaker

Michael Anschel, a nationally recognized expert on green design, remodeling and building, writes, trains, and speaks for various publications and events around the nation. He is the owner of Otogawa-Anschel Design-Build--an award winning nationally celebrated design-build firm--and CEO of Verified Green Inc. which consults with local government, product manufacturers, suppliers, builders, and architects on green building. Michael led the effort to develop MN GreenStar, and now serves as Technical Research and Development liaison on the Board of Directors. Called “one of the nation’s most outspoken green building advocates” by MN Business, Michael successfully straddles the building, design, and green worlds by engineering profitability into sustainability.
Learn about you can get involved in a Midwest Pilot launch of the GreenStar remodeling certification program and trainings. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how you can utilize a green remodeling program that is cheaper and more inclusive than LEED for Homes Gut Rehabs and the National Green Building Standard small projects program.

Continuing Education

  • 1 MI Contractor (Code & Green)
  • 1 MI Architect
  • If you need continuing education units for a license in another state, this course may apply. Please consult your state’s requirements.

Watch the webinar for FREE.

Living Building Collaborative Great Lakes

Madison/Cincinnati/Grand Rapids: Understanding the Living Building Challenge Seminar

 

Living Building Understanding Large BannerThis workshop provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. Attendees are the green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment.

Learning Objectives 

•Identify the key components of the Living Building Challenge
•Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles
•Understand successful strategies for compliance with each performance area
•Recognize financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers and
•incentives related to high performance design
•Describe the Living Building Challenge Community resources and certification process

Cost:
Ticket Type                      Early Registration*                     Regular Registration
Living Building Challenge                            $195                                                       $215
Community Subscribers & Partner Organization () Members 
Non-member General Registration       $295                                                       $345
* Register up to two weeks prior to event

Our Expert Faculty: Richard Graves

Richard has extensive experience establishing and supporting green building programs in national and international settings. A registered architect with degrees from Rice University and Virginia Tech, Graves was the U.S. Green Building Council’s Senior Vice President of Community. He has over a decade of field experience working on leading-edge green building projects and is a staunch advocate for transparency and responsibility in the building industry.

Includes:
•6 AIA Learning Units
•6 GBCI Continuing Education hours
•Instruction from expert faculty
•Continental breakfast and lunch included

  1.  Madison WI APRIL 10th 
  2.  Cincinnati, OH April 17th 
  3. Grand Rapids - Fall 2013- TBA
Green Building Education

Green Building Winter Trainings throughout the Midwest

As part of the Alliance's mission to educate the builders, architects, developers and the public at larger on the latest in Green Building, we are offering several courses around the Midwest and online this year.  Studying for your Green Associates? LEED AP Home?

 

 

 

Date/Time* Event Title / Location CEUs
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
An Introduction to the Living Building Challenge - Lunch Time Webinar - Free

1.0 AIA /GBCI
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Subslab ventilation systems for moisture control

Tue, Feb 19, 2013
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
HOMES 401: Green Rater Training
Priority Energy – Training Center
Park Ridge IL
14.0
Wed, Feb 27, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
A Homeowner's Tale, Passive House & LEED Home Case Study - Free Webinar 

1 GBCI / 1 AIA
Thu, Feb 28, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Implementation of successful daylighting control systems

Wed, Mar 6, 2013
7:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Kalahari Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI 
IACET | AIA | NARI | RESNET | USGBC/GBCI | WI-DSPS | BPI
Wed, Mar 6, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Living Building Seminar Pre Conference Networking Event
TBD
Ann Arbor 
1 AIA 1 GBCI
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Understanding the Living Building Challenge 6 Hour Seminar 
Guardian Club Banquet Hall
Detroit Michigan 
6 AIA/GBCI
Mon, Mar 11, 2013
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
LEED GA: Core Concepts & Strategies - Naperville
Electric Association
Naperville IL
7.0
Wed, Mar 13, 2013
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
HOMES 252: Understanding LEED for Homes - Wilmette
TBD
Wilmette, IL 
7.0
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
eQUEST energy modeling series
NIU Outreach Center at Naperville
Naperville IL
IACET • AIA • GBCI • ISPE
Tue, Apr 9, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
eQUEST energy modeling series
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton Wisconsin
IACET • AIA • GBCI • ISPE • WI-DSPS
Wed, Apr 10, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Understanding the Living Building Challenge 6 Hour Seminar 
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC)
Madison Wisconsin
6 AIA/GBCI
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Understanding the Living Building Challenge 6 Hour Seminar 
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC)
Madison Wisconsin
6 AIA/GBCI

*All times are US Eastern time (EST)


Group rates available on workshops! Contact info@alliancees.org for details.
All programs approved for AIA and GBCI credit. Other CEU programs may also apply.

 

As a 501(c)3 charitable organization (view our details), we deliver green building education courses through out the Midwest usually at cost. Please support us to help keep these going. Your donation to the Green Home Institute may be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant or tax attorney for details.

Thank you for your support!