This course begins with an introduction to certification tools globally and in Europe, as well as an overview of the use of these tools in Ireland. This is followed by discussion and an eco-charette on a sample building using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification systems.
This course aims to give engineers information on the Certification of Green Buildings and understand what it involves.
- Know what certification involves
- Be able to choose the appropriate certification for their project
- Know how building certification can impact your business, and the use of certifications in maintaining a competitive property portfolio
- Know where to find the information to ensure that systems and services comply with certification requirements
Why Pursue a Green Building Rating or Certification?
Nellie Reid – LEED Fellow
Nellie is a sustainable design expert specialising in the LEED green building rating system. Since moving to Ireland in 2011, she operates as a sole trader providing LEED consulting services to developers, architects and building contractors. She is currently consulting on multiple projects in Dublin pursuing LEED certification. She was recognized as the “Best Emerging Green Business” by the North Tipperary County Enterprise Board in 2013. She is a board member of the Living Building Institute of Ireland, Treasurer of the Tipperary Green Business Network and IGBC member.
Nellie has presented on numerous occasions through the RIAI, IGBC, UCD and Ecovillage in Cloughjordan. Prior to her move to Ireland, Nellie spent 15 years at Gensler, an architecture, design and planning firm based in the U.S. with 35 offices worldwide. She served as a sustainable design consultant on over 100 LEED projects around the world and developed the sustainable design curriculum during her tenure at the firm. She was one of the first LEED APs in the world in 2001 and was selected to be in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows in 2011. Nellie holds both a B. of Arts in Architecture and a B. of Architecture from Rice University.
Amanda Gallagher – BREEAM AP
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