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Sustainable Green Buildings

Course Fee $250.00

No. of Places 14 of 15

Start June 19, 2019

End June 20, 2019

Location Erbil


Becoming a Professional in Smart and Sustainable Green Buildings

This course will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and accreditation preparation needed to begin their path into the green building industry. Globally, governments ordinances continue to set green building tools as the standard for all new construction of public buildings. Both building professionals and non-technical professionals will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the green building standards. This course will focus on the widely adopted tool by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design (LEED). A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. More than 200,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers. Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace as a LEED professional.


Learning Objectives

  • To gauge the participants current level of understanding of the projects and project management.

  • To provide the fundamentals of green building.

  • Topics covered are Energy & Atmosphere, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Location and Transportation, and Materials & Resources.

  • To equip the participants with the necessary knowledge to become LEED Associate and earn LEED credentials.

  • To understand the contributions of the LEED Associates.


Course Outcomes

  • Participants will successfully learn green building strategies and solutions to reduce energy and water bills and have a positive impact on the environment and people's health.

  • Participants receive training on the concepts of LEED Green Building Rating Systems.

  • Participants equipped with the necessary knowledge to become green building professionals and earn LEED credentials.

  • Participants will acquire the needed skill set to start working on green building projects.



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Training Methodology

An interactive workshop, Group discussions, Assessment & Evaluation, Presentations, Group Exercises, Q&A.


Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for Architects, Civil Engineers, MEP Engineers, HVAC professionals, Construction Managers, Facility Managers, Interior Designers, Building Developers, Product Manufacturers, Real Estate Professionals & Contractors, and whoever interested or involved in sustainability and green building.


Leed Green Associate Training Course Syllabus



Introduction to Green Building

  • What is Sustainability?

  • What is a Green Building?

  • Why Green Building?

  • Benefits of Green Building

  • Green Building Assessment Tools


Introduction to the USGBC, GBCI, and LEED

  • What is LEED? Terms & Phrases

  • The LEED Credentialing Process

  • LEED Rating System Structure

  • LEED Rating System Pathways

  • LEED v4 Credit Categories

  • Eligibility and Requirements

  • LEED Certification Process


LEED Credit Categories Overview & Study of Requirements 

  • Integrative Process (IP)

  • Location & Transportation (LT)

  • Sustainable Sites (SS)  

  • Water Efficiency (WE)

  • Energy & Atmosphere (EA)     

  • Materials & Resources (MR)    

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)      

  • Innovation (IN)

  • Regional Priority (RP)


The Trainer

Basima Abdulrahman has ten years of diverse civil engineering experience focused on sustainable development in Iraq. Her core expertise is in green building assessment tools and amplified strategies that lead to enhanced building performance. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first company established to introduce the concept of green design and construction to Iraq, called KESK. KESK aims to change the way buildings and communities planned, constructed, maintained and operated in Iraq. Basima’s vision is to make Iraqi cities more sustainable, inclusive and

economically productive by making buildings and infrastructure healthy, environmentally responsible, and resource-efficient.

Before starting her own business, Basima worked as a National Consultant and Project Manager for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), managing projects on damage and needs assessments for conflict-affected areas, recovery and stabilization, sustainable land management and government’s capacity development.

Basima worked as a Teaching Assistant at Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University between 2012-2014. She began her career as an Assistant Engineer at the Directorate of Duhok Governorate supervising government projects and preparing relevant structural calculation notes.

Basima is a LEED-Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council. She’s a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Cultural Leader, a TEDx speaker, a Climate Trailblazer, and a Fulbright alumna. She was selected to co-chair the 2019 WEF Annual Meeting from 22-25 January alongside the CEO of Microsoft and the President of World Bank. She was featured on Forbes, TIME, and Business Insider among other platforms for leading the green building work in Iraq. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Duhok University, Iraq and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Auburn University, USA.


When and where is the course being held?

The course will take place at MSELECT Academy's training centre in Erbil, starting on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, until Thursday 20th from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm



Must be made in 5 days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.


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