LEED 0 & M 251: Understanding the Operations + Maintenance Buildings at EIRC (d19004)

LEED 0 & M 251: Understanding the Operations + Maintenance Buildings

LEED Rating System Adapted for K-12 Existing Buildings


October 2-3, 2012


EIRC (South Jersey) - 107 Gilbreth Parkway, NJ 08062

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Kliwinski AlA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, Director of

Sustainable Design, Spiezle Architectural Group

The NJSSC at EIRC and USGBC NJ have made the decision to offer LEED For Existing Building Operations + Maintenance (EB: O+M) in place of the previously piloted GPRO Operations & Maintenance Training Program. Feedback to the GPRO pilot course, from attendees representing multiple NJ School Districts, NJSBGA, and NJDOE, led us to the decision to provide LEED EB: O+M to better meet the training needs of our NJ School Facilities Staff.

The course has been customized to address the unique challenges of existing school facilities and will specifically address sustainable building operation and maintenance issues in the most holistic fashion.

Course Focus:

• Reduction of environment impact and resource conservation (water, energy, carbon, materials)

• Sustainable facility/site management

• Creation of healthy indoor environments for learning and working

• Use of the building as a teaching tool, consistent with the Green Ribbon School pillars

This course is appropriate for those just starting out and interested in greening their schools, as well as those that have begun the process and have made greater strides, including: Facilities Directors, Maintenance and Custodial Staff, and Business Administrators.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the goal, intent, and unique aspects of credits and strategies to meet them
  • Understand the unique aspects of the EB:O+M rating system (including process differences)
  • Understand the costs and benefits of implementing EB:O+M
  • Identify requirements, strategies and obstacles to meet key sustainability criteria
  • Plan for key considerations and requirements for implementation over time

The LEED for Existing Building Operations + Maintenance (EB:O+M) course will help you gain essential knowledge of the rating system and how it relates to greening your school, including green building intents, requirements, referenced standards, strategies, synergies, and foundations of the EB:O+M certification process. This course also provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate and/or AP O+M exam professionally as well as pursuing the Green Ribbon Schools Program.

**USGBC-NJ is the sole provider of public LEED workshops in thisarea. Many other LEED educational products available have not been vetted by the USGB C and will not be delivered by LEED Faculty trained by USGBC.

Continuing Education Units - CEU’s are available upon successful completion of the course and exam. Information provided upon inquiry.

The NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium (NJSCC), a green initiative out of the EIRC, is a network of prominent leadership organizations in education, industry, and non-formal environmental education organizations working together to educate key stakeholders on the best sustainable practices, technologies, and green curriculum that will help lower the operational costs of schools, create healthier learning environments, and promote academic achievement. USGBC NJ has partnered with the NJSSC to help all schools in NJ become more cost-efficient, and environmentally healthy places to learn, work, and play.

Become part of the sustainability initiative that is now occurring in schools throughout NJ! Join in the collaborative efforts of like-minded organizations that see sustainability as a way of life, not just an option. For more information, call Carol James at: 732-331-9307 or send email to cajames@me.com .

For the purposes of this grant, you are requested to complete an additional information form required by the Department of Labor that will finalize the registration process.  You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for the accessing the second information form.  Registration is not complete unless both forms have been completed and submitted. We thank you for your cooperation in filling out these forms.

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