Introduction to LEED v4

All about USGBC and LEED Rating Systems

What you will learn:

  1. Recognize significance of LEED in green building sector

  2. Understand LEED core concepts

  3. Summarize LEED goals and key updates

  4. List all LEED rating systems

  5. Describe the steps for LEED certification


It is helpful if the participants are familiar with green buildings before taking this course on rating systems, however, prior knowledge is not mandatory.


This course is approved for 1 GBCI Continuation Education (CE) credits. After completing the course you can report your credit towards LEED credential maintenance.

Green building rating systems help buildings adopt sustainable building practices over their life cycle. LEED is the international standard for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. This course will give you an overview of the LEED rating system and how it assesses the sustainable building performance.

Building sustainable buildings and communities is key to mitigating climate change as well as reduce the impacts of building practices to the environment and human health. The LEED rating system is the largest driver of the green building sector growth and provides a framework for the development of sustainable built environment.   

This course will provide you a clear understanding of the core concepts and goals underlying LEED. You will understand how LEED is designed to enable a flexible and goal-oriented mechanism for buildings to adopt green buildings best practices.   

The course uses engaging and interactive content to give you a fun yet insightful learning experience. At the end of the course, you’ll have a firm grasp over the fundamentals of the LEED rating systems and be acquainted with the latest updates. 

Who is this course for:

  1. Architects, engineer, students and any professionals working in the building and construction industry should take this course

  2. If you want to know the latest in the green building area, you should take this course.

  3. If you have heard of LEED but was not sure what it exactly is, then you are in the right place. Get to know about LEED in this course.

Course Reviews

"Great overview of LEED v4 basics to understanding the foundation of the various systems that make it"

-Ellen Icaza

"Very informative."

-Sandeep Babu

"The explanations were thorough."

-Riley Zollars

"Great overview of the entire LEED program"

-Dale Emter