Live, Online Presentations
Credential Maintenance Mini-Blitz
Half-day online seminar sessions for industry professionals interested in learning more about topics on green building and USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Accredited and licensed professionals are required to complete hours of professional development or continuing education per renewal period. Each session provides 1.5 hours of continuing education. If you plan to attend Greening the Heartland or Greenbuild, completing 3 hours of credits before attending these events opens more time for networking.
Speakers & Topics
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Resources for Healthy Learning Environments: Integrated Pest Management and Green Cleaning
Seth Dibblee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Green Cleaning can offer up to 6 points in LEED Certification for Existing Buildings - Operation and Maintenance. At schools in particular, these practices are among several that have been demonstrated to enhance academic performance and occupant well-being. Learn about what the LEED standards involve, their connection to children's environmental health, the the resources available to implement them.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Retrocommissioning of Existing Buildings
Manus McDevitt, Sustainable Engineering Group
There are many opportunities to reduce energy consumption in existing commercial buildings. With some minor adjustments and changes it’s often possible to reduce energy bills by up to 15%. Further reductions can be made through capital improvements involving upgrading walls, windows, roof, HVAC equipment, lighting and domestic hot water systems. This presentation will review the process of evaluating the potential of energy saving opportunities and look at how they are typically implemented in buildings. Case studies of example projects will be presented. We will also highlight grants and incentives that are available to help offset the costs of these upgrades. And we will provide an overview on how retro-commissioning ties into LEED-EB and an explanation of the related pre-requisites and credits.