How to design and live in a Green Home while studying for the LEED for Homes AP exam

Feb 27, 2013 9:23:50 PM / by Chuck Lohre

LEED for Homes exam class

The following is an outline for a series of classes to pass the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional exam.

We're creating a series of tours that focuses on how families are living sustainably in their homes. Our goals will be to learn the LEED for Homes Sustainable Categories.

  • How to design and use a kitchen to make healthy food for your family, while easy to use and clean.
  • What does a landscape look like that is easy to maintain and grows food? While composting too.
  • Bathrooms that uses less water and energy, how does that look and feel?
  • Living rooms that uses less energy and is a multi-use space. What kind of furniture do you need to make a space multi-functional? A place for children to grow up and be themselves?
  • A garage that can also be a work shop and storage.
  • How do you use plants to lower the C02 in your bedroom?
  • How can a homeowner understand the HVAC and water systems in their home? What is it like living with renewable energy?

LEED is moving in this direction, how do buildings perform and how do people interact with them? We don't think anyone is teaching us how to live in these new buildings. Actually old ideas brought back into the a light.

The class is planned in two stages: first to pass the Green Associate exam before Thanksgiving and second to pass the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional exam after Christmas. The tours and homes will become a series of posters like our "Green City of the West" commercial series that can tour the regional libraries.

If you are interested, send an email to Chuck Lohre, chuck@lohre.com.

Photo courtesy of Tom Schiff.

Topics: LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class

Chuck Lohre

Written by Chuck Lohre

Owner of Lohre & Associates Marketing Communications. The company celebrated their 80th Anniversary in 2015, his 38th.