UBC Continuing Studies

Building Green with LEED®: LEED Canada for New Construction 2009

This 36-hour course provides an in-depth review of the LEED Canada for New Construction Rating System. It helps building professionals develop their technical proficiency in this latest standard, supporting those planning to write the LEED Accredited Professional Exam with the Building Design + Construction Specialty. In addition, current LEED APs receive all of the continuing education requirements needed to update to the LEED AP BD+C credential.

Using a wide range of examples, case studies and resource materials, this course prepares 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
  • Utilize the LEED Letter Templates and other tools to develop certification documentation

Date: February 24-March 19, 2015, Tues, Thurs, Sat, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: UBC Robson Square
Cost: $990
Learning Units (LUs): 36 Core LUs
To register: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/building-green-leed-leed-canada-new-construction-2009/lc901

A Chance to Salvage a Master’s Creation


Paul Rudolph Building in Goshen, N.Y., Faces Threat

By Michael Kimmelman
January 27 ,2015, The New York Times

Unless county legislators act quickly, a paragon of midcentury American idealism will be lost.

Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center, in Goshen, N.Y., announces itself as a civic hub. It’s made of corrugated concrete and glass, organized into three pavilions around a courtyard, like an old wagon train around a village green.

A county proposal would tear down huge chunks of it, flatten the roof, destroy windows, swap out parts of the textured concrete facade and build what looks like an especially soul-crushing glass box. Goshen would end up with a Frankenstein’s monster, eviscerating a work that the World Monuments Fund, alarmed by precisely this turn of events, included on its global watch list alongside landmarks like Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.

The Brutalist-style Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., closed since 2011, and designed by Paul Rudolph, may get a shot at preservation.Rethinking a Spurned LandmarkJULY 6, 2014
Haters in Orange County government have been contemplating its demise for years, allowing it to fall into disrepair and shuttering the building, citing water damage after Hurricane Irene in 2011. Pictures of the interior from the early 1970s, when the center was still new, show a complex of animated spaces, by turns intimate and grand. Later renovations ruined the inside, making it cramped and dark. Rudolph was a master of sculpturing light and space, following in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright, whose emotionalism he married to the cool Modernism of Europeans like Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier. Read more…