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Course: LEED Green Associate V4 | Exam Preparation Course | English

LEED Green Associate V4 | Exam Preparation Course | English

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About this Course

Start with this comprehensive course to begin your studies of sustainability and green building using the LEED Rating System.There are no eligibility requirements to be LEED Green Associate - LEED GA! all you have to do is to take the course and book for your exam! The course is provided in both English and Arabic languages.

The LEED course was prepared by a USGBC approved instructor "USGBC Faculty - Karim Elnabawy. USGBC® Faculty are experienced educators with a strong background in professional education, training, and facilitation in green building and sustainability development.

The following are some insights to the course content:

  • Pass your LEED Green Associate exam from your first attempt
  • Understand LEED Rating system in detail
  • Learn more about LEED Accreditation and Certification levels
  • Test your knowledge with Quizzes after each chapter
  • Receive study hints for how to pass the exam from the first time
  • Receive a full study plan for your LEED preparation
  • Learn the sustainable credit categories along with strategies: (Integrative process - Location and Transportation - Sustainable sites - Water Efficiency - Energy and Atmosphere - Materials and Resources - Indoor environmental Quality - Innovative design - Regional priority)
  • Understand the synergies between each credit category and find out the trade-offs
  • Receive certificate of completion from Simpliv after completing all course videos, quizzes, and test

Receive - upon request and for additional cost the following:

  • Reference letter from the instructor to be used as a supporting document for your academic studies, work, or as an additional certificate in your CV including curriculum in detail attested by USGBC and GBERA initiative
  • Receive certificate of completion attested by USGBC and GBERA Initiative
  • After training On-going support
  • Receive access to support Facebook group
  • Receive a copy of presentation slides in PDF formats
  • For platinum, Gold, and silver bundles: Receive a special promotional discounts on other training workshops, courses, and practice exams and questions offered by the instructor that are posted from time-to-time

live training and special workshops can be organized too. For more information, contact the instructor in a message.

How to be LEED Green Associate in steps:

  • Watch Preface introduction to LEED Rating System
  • Take a LEED Green Associate Course or Workshop
  • Study and take simulation exams and practice tests
  • Register on USGBC and Pay for the exam
  • Follow the instructions on USGBC and schedule the exam
  • Go for the exam with confidence

This course can guide you on a detailed steps with instructions for how to register and schedule your exam. This course will also cover the whole study plan for your exam preparation.

Get ready to start your sustainability journey.

General notes:

  • The course is provided by karim Elnabawy - GBERA "Green Building Education and Research Academy" and it took a huge amount of time and effort to be developed in a way that will allow students benefit from them. The course is not allowed to be distributed outside Simpliv by any means. Only sharing the official link to the course is allowed
  • Screenshots and downloading videos is not allowed
  • GBERA is not affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council® or Green Business Certification Inc.™ and does not administer the LEED AP® /LEED® Green Associate™ program. USGBC and GBCI do not endorse or recommend the products or services offered by GBERA
  • LEED AP® and the LEED AP logos are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission
  • LEED® Green Associate™ and the LEED Green Associate logos are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission
Basic knowledge
  • You don't need any prior knowledge about green buildings, all you must have is a computer and an internet connection
  • You don't have to be experienced in green building or sustainability, this course will provide you with all what is needed to pass the exam from the first attempt
  • Have Passion and desire to pass the LEED Green associate exam
  • Any one can enroll for the course and pass the exam, No eligibility requirements!
  • General Interest in Green Building and sustainability
What you will learn
  • Students would mostly pass the exam from the first attempt
  • Learners will get the knowledge required to understand what are the green building strategies.Students will be knowledgeable about energy and water efficiency, materials and resources management, indoor environmental quality, and sustainable sites
  • Understand LEED Rating system in detail
  • Learn more about LEED Accreditation and Certification levels
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes after each chapter
  • Receive a full study plan for your LEED preparation
  • Understand the synergies between each credit category and find out the trade-offs
  • Receive certificate of completion after completing all course videos, quizzes, and test
  • Receive - upon request - reference letter with course content signed by USGBC faculty “instructor to be used as a supporting document for your academic studies, work, or as an additional certificate in your CV for additional cost
  • Receive - upon request - a GBERA & USGBC certificate of completion signed by USGBC faculty “instructor” to be used as a supporting document for your academic studies, work, or as an additional certificate in your CV for additional cost
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 92
Total Duration: 11:25:17
Introduction to Green Building and Sustainability
  • Preface - Introduction  

    Understand each terminology associated with LEED, How each terminology relates to other definition, Benefits of green buildings, sustainability practices, net zero building and environmental approach.

  • Sustainability and Green Building  

    In this video, we will talk about green building as a definition, and how a building can be described as a green building compared to a conventional building.

    • You will understand what is a green building.
    • How green buildings exists in our built environment.
    • Why green buildings are important.
    • How to promote green buildings positively.
  • Climate Change and the Built Environment  

    To understand the green building movement, you have to know more about the root cause of the problem. In this video, we will talk about climate change and how it reflects negatively on the built environment.

    • Climate change and the built environment.
    • Understand the climate change concepts.
    • Learn the reasoning behind climate change.
    • How to overcome climate change.
    • The relation between climate change and the built environment.


  • Triple Bottom Line and Ecology  

    The triple bottom line is one of the fundamentals of sustainability and green building. Get to know more about it in this video.

    • Understand triple bottom line.
    • Understand the balancing of social, Environmental, Economic factors.
    • learn the three P approach (Planet, Profit, People).
    • Understand ecology terminology.
    • Learn the importance of eco-systems.


  • Greenhouse Gases (GHG), and Carbon Footprint  

    In this video, we will discuss the concepts of greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, and carbon calculator. We will also represent the net zero energy building to provide a holistic understanding of the green building applications.

    • What are greenhouse gases.
    • Understand the concept of carbon footprint.
    • learn how to calculate carbons.
    • What are Low Carbon Buildings (LCB).
    • Life cycle phases of low carbon buildings.
    • Net zero energy building.


  • Ch01 | Conclusion and Study Plan  
    • Wrapping up the section topics.
    • List of important terminologies.
    • Review of study plan.
    • What to study, memorize, and read.
    • Introduction for the next sections.


  • Ch01 | readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • Ch01 | Quiz  

    Small quiz that will assess your understanding for the first topics. The level of difficultly is easy and won't require much study, only reading and watching the above videos will be enough, however it will give you an indication of how well you understand what a green building is. 

  • Ch01 | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  

    Answering quiz questions, that will provide students with an understanding on:

    • How to answer real-questions in the final exams.
    • How to think about the green building and sustainability as concepts.
    • Emphasizing triple bottom line benefits.


  • Chapter 1 Resources  

    Download Resource File, Unrar/Unzip the file, Then you can open the files with ease.

    Note: You can only open the rar/zip file using laptop/desktop.


LEED Rating System
  • Get to know USGBC  

    A new important term will be investigated in detail. In this video, we will know the organization behind LEED rating system, how it works, and how they manage the LEED rating system.

    • What is USGBC.
    • What is mission, vision, and goals of USGBC.
    • Differentiate between USGBC and GBCI
    • Get to know USGBC Guiding principles


  • Introduction to LEED rating system  

    The core of our course is the LEED Rating System. We will start in this introductory video to talk about it. What are the benefits, why LEED, How it works, and more!

    • What is LEED Rating System.
    • What is behind LEED rating system.
    • Why we pursue LEED? and what are the benefits?
    • How LEED Works.


  • LEED Credentials and certification levels  

    What are LEED credentials and LEED certification levels? Can i be a LEED accredited professional? can a building receives a LEED certification? all that will be covered in this video.

    Learn different LEED Credentials:

    • LEED Green Associate
    • LEED AP (With Specialty)
    • LEED Fellow

    Learn different LEED Certification Levels:

    • LEED Certified
    • LEED Silver
    • LEED Gold
    • LEED Platinum


  • LEED Rating systems  

    In this video, we will talk in detail about LEED rating system. What are the types of LEED rating systems, what are LEED credits categories, and what are LEED adaptations.

    • LEED Rating Systems.
    • LEED Credit Categories.
    • LEED Adaptations.


  • Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs)  

    To get a building certified, a building project should meet MPRs. so what are MPRs? in this video, we will talk about it and illustrate the different MPRs.

    • What are the Minimum program requirements?
    • Why it is important to apply MPRs?
    • How MPRs can affect LEED certification.
  • LEED Prerequisites and Credits  

    The LEED rating system is based on points and requirements. That is included in LEED prerequisites and credits. In this video, we will describe how prerequisites and credits works, and the difference between them.

    • Understand LEED prerequisites and Credits.
    • Learn how to comply with LEED credits and prerequisites.
    • Differentiate between prerequisites and credits.


  • LEED Credits Weighting  

    When a project complete a credit requirement, the project will be eligible to receive a set of points. Who determines the number of points for each credit? based on what? and why some credits are given more value than others? that will be discussed in this video in a concept called LEED credit Weighting.

    • 7 LEED impact Categories.
    • LEED Credit Weighting.


  • LEED Certification Process  
    • Learn the LEED process in detail.
    • Understand the 4 phases of LEED certification.
    • Learn the differences between LEED registration types.
    • Get to know the different entities related to LEED communications.
    • Experience LEED Online platform
    • learn the role of GBCI during LEED Certification


  • Ch02 | Readings | Part 1  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. (PART 1)

  • Ch02 | Readings | part 2  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. (PART 2)

  • Ch02 | Conclusion and keywords  
    • Wrapping up the section topics.
    • List of important terminologies.
    • Introduction for the next sections.


  • Ch02 | Quiz  
  • Ch02 - Illustrated Quiz Q&A  

    Answering quiz questions, that will provide students with an understanding on:

    • How to answer real-questions in the final exams.
    • How to exclude answers and think holistically.
    • Learn how to approach questions and find an answer logically. 


  • Chapter 2 - Resource Files  

    Download Resource File, Unrar/Unzip the file, Then you can open the files with ease.

    Note: You can only open the rar/zip file using laptop/desktop.


Sustainable Thinking and Integrative Process (IP)
  • Sustainable Thinking  

    Learn more about sustainable thinking, leverage points, and how systems can relate to changes and adjustments.

    • Sustainable Thinking understanding.
    • Systems thinking and leverage points.
    • Understand how systems work in loops.


  • Approaches to life cycle  

    Learn more about life cycle approaches. in this video we will investigate the following:

    • Understand Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Understand Lifecycle costing analysis (LCC)
    • learn the differences betweei lifecycle assessment and lifecycle costing.


  • Integrative Process (IP)  

    The integrative process is the start point for a green building. In this video, we will investigate the integrated process and how projects can utilize it.

  • Integrated Design Process through Phases  

    To provide a comprehensive integrated design process, project teams should understand the sequence and the process in steps. In this video, we will explain the steps for a complete integrated design approach.

  • IP | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials.

  • IP | Conclusion and Keywords  
    • Wrapping up the section topics.
    • List of important terminologies.
    • Introduction for the next sections.


  • IP | Quiz  
  • IP | Illustrative Quiz Q&A  

    Answering quiz questions, that will provide students with an understanding on:

    • How to answer real-questions in the final exams.
    • How to exclude answers and think holistically.
    • Learn how to approach questions and find an answer logically. 


  • Chapter 3 - Resource Files  
Location and Transportation (LT)
  • LT | Overview and Intent  

    An introductory lecture that describes the topics that will be discussed during the chapter. Location and transportation intent will be explained as well.

    • Location and transportation intent.
    • Location and Transportation overview.
    • Location and transportation concepts and strategies.


  • LT | Location Concepts  

    In this video, Location concepts are explained and illustrated to allow the students to know more about location sustainable strategies.

    The following strategies are addressed:

    • Smart Growth.
    • Increased density through compact development.
    • Development density
    • Density Radius
    • Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
    • Walking Distance
    • Selecting LEED Certified Neigborhood
    • Diversity of Uses
    • Locate near Public Transit


  • LT | Transportation Concepts  

    In this video, Transportation concepts are explained and illustrated to allow the students to know more about Transportation sustainable strategies.

    The following strategies are addressed:

    • Public Transportation
    • Reduced Parking spaces
    • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
    • Compressed Work week
    • Telecommuting
    • Carpooling
    • Encourage Bicycling


  • LT | Neighborhood Development and Design Concepts  

    In this video, Neighborhood Development and design concepts are explained and illustrated to allow the students to know more about neighborhood sustainable strategies.

    The following strategies are addressed:

    • Smart Location and Linkage
    • Neighborhood pattern and design
    • Green infrastructure and buildings


  • LT | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • LT | Conclusion and Keywords  
  • LT | Quiz  
  • LT | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  

    Answering quiz questions, that will provide students with an understanding on:

    • How to answer real-questions in the final exams.
    • How to exclude answers and think holistically.
    • Learn how to approach questions and find an answer logically. 


  • Chapter 4 - Resource Files  

    Download Resource File, Unrar/Unzip the file, Then you can open the files with ease.

    Note: You can only open the rar/zip file using laptop/desktop.


Sustainable Sites (SS)
  • SS | Overview and Intent  

    An introductory lecture that describes the topics that will be discussed during the chapter. Sustainable sites intent will be explained as well.

    • Sustainable Sites intent.
    • Sustainable Sites overview.
    • Sustainable Sites concepts and strategies.


  • SS | Design and Construction Concepts  
  • SS | Operations and Maintenance  
  • SS | Heat Island Effect  
  • SS | Rainwater Management  
  • SS | light Pollution Reduction  
  • SS | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • SS | Conclusion and Keywords  
    • Wrapping up the section topics.
    • List of important terminologies.
    • Introduction for the next sections.


  • SS | Quiz  
  • SS | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  
  • Chapter 5 - Resource Files  

    Download Resource File, Unrar/Unzip the file, Then you can open the files with ease.

    Note: You can only open the rar/zip file using laptop/desktop.


Water Efficiency (WE)
  • WE | Overview and Intent  

    An introductory lecture that describes the topics that will be discussed during the chapter. Water Efficiency intent will be explained as well.

    • Water Efficiency intent.
    • Water Efficiency overview.
    • Water Efficiency concepts and strategies.


  • WE | Indoor Water Use Concepts | Part 1  
  • WE | Indoor Water Use Concepts | Part 2  
  • WE | Outdoor Water Use Concepts | Part 1  
  • WE | Outdoor Water Use Concepts | Part 2  
  • WE | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • WE | Conclusion and keywords  
    • Wrapping up the section topics.
    • List of important terminologies.
    • Introduction for the next sections.


  • WE | Quiz  
  • WE | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  
  • Chapter 6 - Resource Files  

    Download Resource File, Unrar/Unzip the file, Then you can open the files with ease.

    Note: You can only open the rar/zip file using laptop/desktop.


Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
  • EA | Overview and Intent  
  • EA | Energy Demand Concepts  
  • EA | Energy Efficiency Concepts  
  • EA | Refrigerant management Concepts  
  • EA | Renewable Energy Concepts  
  • EA | Ongoing Performance Concepts  
  • EA | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • EA | Conclusion and Keywords  
  • EA | Quiz  
  • EA | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  
  • Chapter 7 - Resource Files  
Materials and Resources (MR)
  • MR | Overview and Intent  

    An introductory lecture that describes the topics that will be discussed during the chapter. Materials and Resources intent will be explained as well.

    • Materials and Resources intent.
    • Materials and Resources overview.
    • Materials and Resources concepts and strategies.


  • MR | Conservation of Building Materials and Products  
  • MR | Selecting Environmental Materials  
  • MR | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • MR | Waste Management  
  • MR | Conclusion and Keyword  
  • MR | Quiz  
  • MR | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  
  • Chapter 8 - Resource Files  
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • IEQ | Overview and Intent  
  • IEQ | Indoor Air Quality  
  • IEQ | lighting Concepts  
  • IEQ | Occupant Comfort  
  • IEQ | Readings  

    It is highly recommended for people who watch the videos, to read also the readings part. It contains nearly the same information, however it can allow for a better understanding of the video materials. 

  • IEQ | Conclusion and Keywords  
  • IEQ | Quiz  
  • IEQ | Illustrated Quiz Q&A  

    Answering quiz questions, that will provide students with an understanding on:

    • How to answer real-questions in the final exams.
    • How to exclude answers and think holistically.
    • Learn how to approach questions and find an answer logically. 


  • Chapter 9 - Resource Files  
ID | innovation in Design
  • ID | Overview and Intent  
  • ID | Concepts and Strategies  
  • Chapter 10 - Resource Files  
RP | Regional Priority
  • RP | Overview, Intent, and Concept  
  • Chapter 11 - Resource Files  
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