Today, buildings demand 32% of the total world’s energy resources, and are the major contributor to climate change, resource depletion, waste, over-consumption, diminished human health, and other 21st century problems. This online webinar focuses on LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and reviews its credit categories, prerequisites, requirements, total possible points, and four (4) levels of certifications. It will equip participants to understand how different benchmarks and standards for green buildings have evolved over time and how they, as green buildings leaders, can participate in the future. 

In this free, 60-minute online training event you will learn to ...

Explain the effects of buildings on climate change.

Identify LEED as the premier global green building rating system.

Highlight the preparation for LEED Green Associate examinations.

Discuss LEED Green Associate exam & its impact on job opportunities.


Farzaneh Soflaei

Dr. Farzaneh Soflaei is an Assistant Professor in the State University of New York at Delhi. She earned her second PhD in Urban Design and Theory in 2013, from School of Architecture at Tsinghua University. She has also received a PhD in Architecture in 2006, from Azad University as well as a Master’s in Architectural Engineering in 2001. Sustainability has always been her key interest in design research. Through her career, she has explored different aspects of this multi-dimensional issue in wide range of buildings and urban scale projects. Since 2004, she has actively worked on this field and published in academic conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

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