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The Spinnaker Group is a Continuing Education provider for AIA and GBCI. We have educated Developers, Architectural, Design and Engineering firms, Government Employees and Contractors. Our education programs can provide an overview of LEED or a workshop to assist in becoming a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) or any other areas of sustainable design you may require. All education courses are conducted by USGBC LEED Faculty with real life experience in sustainable design and certifying LEED buildings.

AIA Provider #: 40119205
GBCI Provider #: 0000076462

We offer the following courses:

200 LEED Projects: Lessons Learned (1 or 2 hours)(HSWSD)
AIA#: AIACES501 (1 Hour)
AIA #: AIACES502 (2 Hour)
GBCI #: 0090009152 (1 Hour)
GBCI #: 0090009052 (2 Hour)

Course Description
The LEED process can be daunting for professionals working on LEED projects. This presentation focuses on the lessons learned from actual LEED practitioners who work on LEED projects every day. You will learn tips on how to avoid common mistakes when documenting a project and gain insight into maximizing your effectiveness when working on a LEED project.
1. Better understand the LEED process
2. Have a much better understanding of real life knowledge beyond the LEED Reference Guide
3. Avoid common mistakes when documenting a LEED project
4. More easily integrate LEED into their practices and projects
5. Design and develop a more sustainable project

LEED V4: A Comparison of Changes (2 hours) (HSWSD)
AIA #: AIACES402 (2 hr)
GBCI #: 0090009150 (2 hr)

Course Description
This course provides an overview of the proposed changes for the LEED Version 4 New Construction Rating System. We will focus on the substantive changes to give the participant a high level overview of the difference between LEED V3 and LEED V4.
1. Understand where we are in the transition process to LEED V4 and why the need for change
2. Explain and understand the new categories of LEED NC V4
3. Describe the new prerequisites in LEED
4. Understand the changes to the credits in LEED V4
5. Identify new sustainability strategies, reference standards and codes in the Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality categories

 

LEED for Neighborhood Development: From Theory to Practice (1 hour) (HSWSD)
AIA #: AIACES601ND (1 hour)

Course Description
The way we grow — especially how and where we grow — will have a profound effect on our natural resources and on us.  As the U.S. population continues to expand, consumption of land grows exponentially — currently, three times the rate of population growth. At this pace, two-thirds of the development on the ground in 2050 will have been built between now and then.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have come together to develop a rating system for neighborhood planning and development based on the combined principles of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and green infrastructure and building.  The outcome of this collaborative effort is the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) Rating System, a set of performance standards for certifying the planning and development of sustainable neighborhoods. This presentation will highlight the core concepts of LEED-ND and its application with two locally certified LEED-ND case studies.
– Describe the prerequisites and major credit requirements of the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system
– Examine core concepts involved in LEED-ND projects including Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and Green Building.
– Explain the stages involved in the LEED-ND certification process
– Describe the range of LEED-ND project types and strategies
– Examine real world applications of LEED-ND in Florida

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