This AIA approved continuing education course for architects covers LEED standards for existing buildings. By nature, LEED for Existing Buildings is an ongoing process, and its prescriptive and performance strategies are intended to provide operational benefits throughout the life of the building. If the strategies are sustained, the building can maintain and even improve its performance over time. Projects that certify under any version of LEED for Existing Buildings must recertify at least once every five years in order to keep their certification up-to-date. The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Recertification Guidance is focused on providing clear direction for Existing Buildings projects that are ready to re-certify. The AIA (American Institute of Architects) has approved this course for 4.5 units of continuing education hours. Those hours are classified as HSW (health, safety, and welfare) continuing education learning units.
Course Number: AIAPDH104
Learning Units: 4.5
AIA Credit Designations: LU/HSW
Learning Objective 1:Upon completion of this course, the student will understand both the establishment period and the performance period for existing buildings pursuing LEED certification, including the credit categories.
Learning Objective 2:The student will know the parameters of tracking building performance data for the recertification performance period as well as the documentation requirements for LEED recertification.
Learning Objective 3:The student will be informed of the LEED recertification credit compliance performance requirements for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in operations.
Learning Objective 4:The student will thoroughly understand the similarities and differences between the older LEED for Existing Buildings v 2.0 and the newer LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: O&M.