This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.
The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle. Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam.
Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.
Eight week course, Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP B+C, LEED AP O+M, instructor.
Introduction and Project Site Factors
Project Systems and Energy Impacts
Energy Performance Policies
On-Site Renewable Energy
Energy Performance Measurement
Specialized Equipment Power Needs
Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials
Rapidly Renewable Materials for Facilities Alterations and Additions
Chemical Management Policy and Audit
Environmental Management Plan
Improvements to the Indoor Environment
Minimum Ventilation Requirement
Tobacco Smoke Control
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor/Outdoor Chemical and Pollutant Control
Types of Building Spaces
Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation & Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
Ways to Earn Credit
Education of Building Manager and Operations Staff
Government Planning Agencies
Reduced Parking Methods
LEED Certification Process
Minimum Program Requirements
Reporting Energy and Water Data
Anticipated LEED 2012 roll-out and changes
Green Associate Exam Preparation
Day of the Exam
After the Exam
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
About the Instructors
Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP B+C, LEED AP O+M
Principal, Triple Green Building Group, LLC
Kelly Gearhart's passion for enhancing the sustainability of the built environment has driven her career in green building. An active member of the United States Green Building Council, Gearhart participates in activities promoting green building including education, outreach and consulting. Gearhart is a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, a green building consulting firm with locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Savannah, Georgia and Sophia, Bulgaria - www.triplegreengroup.com. Triple Green provides expertise to design, construction and building operations professionals, governments, corporate entities and non-profit organizations seeking responsible approaches to building and development through sustainable project planning and design, LEED consulting and administration, education and training. Focused on the triple bottom line, Gearhart works to improve the economic, environmental, and social outcomes of her clients' building projects.
Who Should Attend:
The course is for students looking to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.