There are currently nearly 200,000 registered LEED® for Homes™ projects worldwide and over 50,000 certified with each project requires third-party on-site verification and performance testing by a LEED Green Rater. If you’re interested in filling this need as part of USGBC’s LEED for Homes Green Rater program, this training is for you!
Before registering all applicants must meet/submit initial qualifications to be accepted. GreenHome Institute can help you complete section 4 of the qualifications by either accessing our online webinar version of HOMES 252 or attending the 1 day pre course on November 4th.
During this training we will also be offering the ability to complete 2 final verification mentorship walkthroughs as well as offering follow up to completing 2 submittal packages. Learn more about mentorship here.
In the months following the training, participants will get access to training materials and take a computer-based exam provided by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) at a local testing center.
- Identify responsibilities of a LEED for Homes Green Rater in each phase of a project
- Manage and conduct verification activities
- Effectively use the project checklist file
- Communicate effectively with project teams and LEED for Homes Providers
- Apply the sampling protocol on applicable projects
- Prepare accurate and complete certification submittal packages
- Speak to major changes when V4 for Homes is launched
This training is intended for professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience in the residential construction industry and basic residential green building knowledge who are interested in providing verification services on LEED for Homes projects. Those with a background in on-site verification and/or energy rating are particularly qualified.
Prerequisites - Submit LEED for Homes Green Rater Eligibility Qualifications.
Continuing Education CEUs
This course, like all USGBC LEED education programs, meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate.
RESNET: 14 hours
BPI: 8.5 CEUs
GBCI CE: 14 hours (LEED Homes Specific)
AIA/CES: 14 HSW/SD Learning Units
BOMI: 14 (CPD)
CoreNet: 14 (CPD)
CSI: 1.6 (CEU)
NARI Green: 14 hours
AIBD 14 Hours
Bonus Mentorship + Project Tour Details
GHI understands mentorship can be difficult to find and we will do our best to work with you. By attending this course you can knock out 4 out 6 mentorship requirements.
Evolutionary Home owner - Brandon Weiss, is building a LEED Platinum, Passive House and Living Building Challenge home. Dubbed the Uber Haus, this will be ready for final inspection and be open November 6th to tour and complete a required QA final inspection mentorship on. Brandon will discuss how and why he is building to these standards and how they integrate.
Saturday Morning - November 6th you are invited to join stay and join us for a walk through of a downtown market rate LEED multifamily development and complete your second required mentorship and QA final inspection.
We work with Habitat for Kent County on 20 + LEED homes a year. As such you can complete both of your final submittals online through this organization in partnership with GHI. Also throughout the year you are welcome to join us in Grand Rapids MI to complete your pre-drywall walk throughs at no additional fee. Conversly you may also use our internal collaborative green rater to register your own real project and list yourself as the secondary rater so to complete your mentorship on actual project.
Jason LaFleur is a long time champion, advocate and educator for better residential building in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Jason formerly from the appraisal institute trainings home construction and valuation professionals on how and why green buildings are important. Jason's company provides consulting, plan review, energy & LEED inspections/test and overall marketing for project teams. Jason currently is the chair of the USGBC-IL residential committee.
Discounted lodging is available upon request