GreenHome Institute Weekly Free CE Webinar Presents: “Succeed With LEED: Electrification”

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GreenHome Institute Weekly Free CE Webinar Presents: “Succeed With LEED: Electrification”

November 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

How does going all electric in your project or using additional electrically-powered systems, such as heat pumps and induction, hurt or harm your LEED rating? Join us to learn about the benefits of electrification and the limitations of a LEED project.

What is the Succeed With LEED Series?

The Succeed With LEED Series offers a way to understand the LEED Rating system through the lens of a particular construction, design, operations, and sustainability topic. The series highlights prerequisites and credits available within a given topic. How to achieve them, document them, and what to look out for.

While many topics will apply to all LEED rating systems, we mostly focus on LEED Residential for single-family, multifamily, midrise, and mixed-use buildings. This series mostly considers new construction or gut renovations under v4 and v4.1 but can be beneficial for building improvement plans, too.

Whether you are doing an alternative green building certification program or just looking for tips on building more sustainable, you do not have to be focused on LEED to benefit from and join in this conversation!

We will cover many topics over time; if you have suggestions, let us know! Submitted for these continuing education*

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) & Accreditated Professional Homes
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
Submitted for American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional
(CGHP) Pillar(s): Energy, Health
American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
Building Science Institute (BSI) Verifier
Passive House Consultant US (CPHC)

Speaker: Brett Little, GHI, Education Manager

Brett brings over a decade of knowledge and experience in LEED to help you understand it. Brett is a LEED for Homes Green Rater and LEED AP Homes who has educated over 200 Green Raters to achieve their LEED credential, has taught or moderated over 100 LEED AP CE approved courses, and has provided consultation and verification services on 100’s LEED certified projects. Brett’s primary goal is to help you Succeed With LEED.

Lessons Learned

Review the differences in HERS / ERI ratings when comparing methane gas to electric space & water heating in homes and how that interplays with LEED V4.1 Residential Credit EA: Annual Energy Use.
Understand the benefits of electrification when considering LEED V4.1 Residential Credit EQ Advanced Combustion Venting.
Articulate how mini-split systems help meet LEED V4 Homes EA Balancing of heating and cooling distribution systems and EA minimum energy performance.
Determine how the owners of the property need to be educated on electrical system maintenance as required in LEED V4 Homes EA Education of the homeowner.

Session Details

Intermediate difficulty

LEED credits and prerequisites covered

C – IN: Integrative Process
P – EA: Minumum Energy Performance
P – EA: Energy Metering
P – EA: Education of Owner
C – EA: Annual Energy Use C – EA: Advanced Utility Tracking
C – EA: HVAC Startup
P – MR: Durability Management
P – EQ: Combustion Venting (and enhanced)
C – Balancing of heating and cooling systems (v4.1 version)
C – Innovation: Back up power during outages
C – Innovation: Realtime Energy Submetering and real-time usage data
C – Innovation: Demand Response
C – Innovation: Green Vehicles



Thank you to today’s session sponsor and all our sponsors who support our work and offer products and services to improve your home and projects.  Learn more here about them here. 


November 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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