Continuing Education

The seminars below are a summary of educational offerings AES is prepared to deliver upon request  in person or via webinar. Many are approved for AIA and GBCI continuing education credit. Contact us to schedule a presentation.

  1. LEED Multifamily Certification Options (1 hour)
  2. Overview of LEED for Homes (1 hour)
  3. 10 tested tips for LEED for Homes Gut Rehab - (1 hour)
  4. 2012 IL Energy Code Update (1 hour)
  5. Demystifying LEED for Homes (2 hours)
  6. Building Green Homes on a Budget (1 hour)
  7. Greening Real Estate and Added Value to Homes (1 hour)
  8. Developing Affordable Green Homes (1 hour)
  9. Scoring Your Project in LEED-H (2 hours)

LEED Multifamily Certification Options (1 hour)

LEED offers a number of options for the certification of multi-family housing. Trends in multi-family housing show an increased interest in high-density green urban living. This discussion will present the various LEED options and help participants choose the most appropriate certification path.

Available as an online course with CEUs – Register Now at no cost!

Alternatively, if you are interested in the LEED Multifamily Certification Options presentation but do not need/want continuing education credits, you can view the recording anytime.

Overview of LEED for Homes (1 hour)
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the LEED for Homes rating system, which covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi- family apartments and condos, and mixed-use residential buildings. In this class, the LEED for Homes rating system will be introduced, and then applied to case studies relevant to the local market. Common myths regarding level of documentation, cost, and credit requirements will be dispelled.

Now Available via recorded webinar.  If you want to receive CEUs for the webinar please register for the webinar. A $10 fee for processing will apply.

OR, if you are interested in the presentation but do not need/want continuing education credits, you can view the recording anytime at no cost:

Now Available on Demand – FREE – Here

LEED 151 – Rehabbing to LEED Affordable (1 hour)
Habitat for Humanity Kent Co in Grand Rapids Michigan are 2011 greenbuild winners for commitment to LEED for Homes and are LEEDers in sustainable & affordable green housing.  Join us as we discuss the achievements of the many LEED Gut rehabs Habitat has undertaken.  You will learn how this organization has taken old and abandoned homes in the city and rehabbed them to high performing, durable, comfortable, efficient and healthy homes. Learn strategies  on how to follow this model and successfully find ways for your organization to meet LEED and Green Standards.

Now available on demand – FREE – Here

Journey to Passive House & LEED – A Homeowners Tale (1 hour)

A virtual tour of high performance green building practices through the design and construction of Sam Pobst’s new registered LEED on track for Platinum Home as compared to the German Passive House Standards. The challenges of building a Passive House in America and conflicting design priorities make the Passive House standards difficult, but not impossible to meet.  This presentation will discuss the choices made in the design of this home that fell just short of meeting the PH standards.

Now available on Demand – FREE – Here

Seeking AIA and/or GBCI Credit for this? Email us at Info@allianceES.org

2012 Illinois Energy Code Update  (1 hour)

Are you ready for the 2012 Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which is based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)? Each revision of the IECC tends to ratchet up energy performance requirements, and the 2012 IECC revision is no exception.

Major changes will be made in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The 2012 code requires more insulation, a tighter envelope, tighter ducts, better windows, and more efficient lighting than the 2009 code. Modifications to the code unique to Illinois will be covered.

At the conclusion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the Illinois Energy Conservation Code
  • Compare the IECC 2012 requirements with IECC 2009 requirements
  • Recognize the amendments to the 2012 Illinois Energy Conservation Code
  • Identify characteristics of building envelope leakage testing

Now Available on Demand – FREE – Here

Demystifying LEED for Homes (2 hours)
The U.S. Green Building Council’s residential rating system, LEED for Homes, covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi-family apartments and condos, and mixed-use residential buildings, and differs significantly from other versions of LEED.   Learn how LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills. This 2-hour course includes a review of the credit categories of LEED for Homes. Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled and the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system will be featured, using local projects as case studies.

Building Green Homes on a Budget (1 hour)
In this education session, practical strategies for building an affordable green home that meets LEED for Homes certification will be explained, and then applied to case studies relevant to the local market. Common myths regarding level of documentation, cost, and credit requirements will be dispelled, showing how a LEED‐certified home can be built affordably. Case studies, including strategies and cost data of LEED for Homes projects in Illinois, will be presented.

Greening Real Estate and Added Value to Homes (1 hour)
This class will help real estate professionals (brokers, agents, appraisers, developers) understand the history and fundamentals of green building on a national and local scale. Learn how to properly market homes with green features using latest tools available – setting these homes apart from the competition while being cautious of green washing. Learn more about voluntary certification programs such as: LEED for Homes, NAHB, Energy Star and Passive House. As well as opportunities to educate themselves so they stay ahead of the learning curve and remain competitive in this emerging market. Learn more about the current green building initiatives in Chicago and the trends heading our way.

Developing Affordable Green Homes (1 hour)
Building or rehabbing affordable multifamily and single-family housing according to “green” or sustainable principles has become the industry standard/norm. This workshop will provide a look at the implications of green development and explore issues any developer will face early on: what is a comprehensive planning process and why is this necessary? What is a charrette? What funding programs currently exist? And, we’ll review green funding programs and financing.

Scoring Your Project in LEED for Homes (2 hours)
Have you been building high-performance homes and wondered how they would rate under LEED for Homes certification?  Bring your laptop, and a recent or current green building project (either single-family or multi-family), and a HERS score. This interactive session will guide you through the LEED for Homes checklist, as you follow along and fill it out for one of your building projects in a group classroom environment. At the end of this clinic, you’ll have a sample LEED for Homes checklist that will be significantly complete should you choose to pursue certification. Participants are strongly encouraged to have previous exposure to LEED for Homes or attended an earlier seminar.

Custom Training

Have a group interested in having a basic LEED for Homes presentation? Contact us to schedule a presentation.

 

As a 501(c)3 charitable organization (view our details), we deliver green building education courses throughout the Midwest at minimal cost and at no profit. Please support us to help keep these going. Your donation to the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability may be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant or tax attorney for details.

 

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