University of British Columbia Continuing Studies – Building Green with LEED®: LEED® Canada for New Construction 2009

This 36-hour course will provide an in-depth review of the LEED® Canada for New Construction rating system. The course will help building professionals develop their technical proficiency in keeping with the latest standard, supporting those planning to write the LEED® Professional Accreditation Exam with the Building Design + Construction Specialty. Using a wide range of examples, case studies and resource materials, it will prepare you to:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with the specific requirements of the LEED® Canada NC Rating System 2009;
  • Recognize the synergies between specific green building strategies;
  • Work collaboratively within an integrated design process to implement these strategies;
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses of green building strategies to calculate simple paybacks;
  • Grasp the limitations of design and the practical application of the rating system; and
  • Utilize the LEED® Letter Templates and other tools to develop certification documentation.

Instructors Brenda Martens, LEED® AP, and Eesmyal Santos-Brault, LEED® AP, are the principals of Recollective Consulting, a green building and sustainable community consulting firm located in Vancouver, and are regarded as amongst the top green building experts in Canada. Instructor Christian Cianfrone LEED® AP BD+C is an Associate and Building Energy Specialist with Morrison Hershfield Limited, a Canadian, employee-owned engineering firm.  Christian has several years of experience as an energy simulator, HVAC designer, and project manager on a wide array of projects within the green building and sustainability sectors.

This course will benefit professionals involved in the design and construction processes of green buildings. In addition, current LEED® APs may receive all of the continuing education requirements needed to update to the LEED AP BD+C credential. The course will be held at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, from July 11 to 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to register, visit or call (604) 822-5042.

36 Core LUs

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