Integrative Process

The fundamental step in creating truly sustainable building design

What you will learn:

  1. Identifying how integrative process differs from conventional design process

  2. Steps for implementing integrative process in practice

  3. Requirements of Integrative Process for BD+C rating system

  4. Difference between BD+C Integrative process prerequisite and credit requirements

  5. Understanding minimum requirements to meet the Integrative process credit in BD+C rating system


It is helpful if the students are familiar with the LEED rating system.


This course is approved for 0.5 GBCI Continuation Education (CE) credits. After completing the course you can report your credit towards LEED credential maintenance.

Creating sustainable built environments cannot be a one-man show. That’s because achieving sustainability goals requires tapping into synergies between different building components and team members need to align their expertise towards common goals. A conventional process, where work gets passed down from the architect to other consultants to contractors and so on, leaves no scope for such collaboration.

On the other hand, an integrative process facilitates different disciplines to collaborate as one integrated team and therefore it’s the most crucial step in a green building project. It lays down multiple channels of communication, goal-setting methods and feedback loops that ultimately result in high performance buildings. Integrative process is also a key component of the LEED rating system.      

This course will give you a clear understanding of what an integrative process is and how you can implement it in your project. You’ll also be able to have the LEED v4 requirements for the integrative process on your finger-tips.

Who is this course for:

  1. Building designers looking to incorporate green building strategies in their workflow

  2. Building designers looking to incorporate integrative process in their workflow

  3. Professionals working on LEED projects

  4. Students preparing for LEED GA examination

Course Reviews

"Very nicely explained"

-Santhi Sree Nadimpalli

"It’s a really interesting topic to learn and discuss. thank you, team EDS"

-Riyaz Husain

"Good introduction to IP."

-Rana Roy Chaudhury

"Its a well explained course. A great way to get the basics of Integrative Process."

-Marco Leonel Vasconcelos Sandoval