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Elevators, Sustainability, and LEED

This course reviews how a key building system – elevators – can contribute to a project’s sustainability and to obtaining LEED credits. Often overlooked in sustainability analyses, elevators can, in fact, make significant contributions to the energy and environmental efficiency of a building. The course first delineates five recent advances that are improving the energy performance of elevator systems. It then reviews how elevators can contribute to indoor and outdoor environmental quality, followed by a detailed review of where elevators can – and currently cannot – help achieve LEED points. The course concludes with a discussion of what to look for in a sustainable elevator company.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain five key advances that are helping elevators save energy.
  • Describe how elevators can contribute to improved indoor and outdoor environmental quality over their full life cycle.
  • Discuss where elevators can and cannot help achieve LEED points.
  • Describe what to look for in a sustainable elevator company.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

This course was approved by the GBCI for 1 GBCI credit hour(s) for LEED Credential Maintenance.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.



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