LEED Core Concepts

  • 28 Apr 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117

LEED Core Concepts

Our built environment is all around us; it provides the setting for all our lives’ events, big and small. And whether we notice it or not, our built environment plays a huge role in our natural environment, our economic environment, and our cultural environment. The built environment provides a context for facing and addressing humankind’s greatest contemporary challenges. This session will provide a general overview of LEEDv4 and Green Building core concepts such as integrative design, triple bottom line, and life cycle analysis, for those interested in a deeper understanding of the LEED rating systems or pursuing the LEED Green Associate credential. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • LEED certification protocols and basics
  • LEED terminology and associated metrics
  • Major referenced standards throughout the LEEDv4 rating systems

This session can be self-reported for 7 hours of GBCI continuing education. Additionally, this session will count for 7 hours of AIA continuing education reported on your behalf, for which you must sign in with your AIA number at the event itself.

The event is free but you have to register in advance. For registration please go here

Speaker: Douglas Kot, AIA, LEED Faculty, Senior Consultant/Building Science Team Lead at DNV GL. Doug is the former Executive Director of San Diego Green Building Council and a returning employee to DNV-GL Sustainable Buildings and Communities team. Doug has been involved with green building and sustainable planning since 1998; he has been at the forefront of advancements in the discipline since that time. Doug has led the technical development of dozens of high-performance and zero net energy buildings advising on energy systems, water efficiency and reuse, material impacts and healthy interiors. Doug has professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning. He has chaired the City of San Diego’s Economic and Environmental Sustainability Task Force that has developed a Climate Action Plan. He is a member of the City of San Diego Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, other climate- and energy-related advisory boards, and local non-profits including the San Diego U.S. Green Building Council. Doug currently teaches in the Sustainable Business Certificate and Facility Management Certificate programs at University of California San Diego Extension. He is USGBC Faculty and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development, Buildings Design and Construction and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance.


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