CaGBC’s LEED® Strategic Practices Program

LEED® Project Management and Documentation
Next Delivery Starts Fall 2018 – Register now!

Each course is approximately 4 weeks in length and will require an average of five hours of work per week.

Cost: Varies for each course. Save over 20% when you purchase all seven courses together.


Are you:

Passionate about the environment?
Looking for a meaningful career that speaks to your values?
Interested in contributing to building actionable solutions to climate change?

Now is the time to join this growing industry! CaGBC can help by providing you with the education you need to excel.

Contact CaGBC Education for more information on the LEED® Strategic Practices Program.


Industry leaders recognize the value of this certificate program

New hires need to gain specific professional experience in order to advance in this field.

Grant W. Peters, P.Eng.
Manager of Green Building Services at
Fluent Group Consulting Engineers Inc.

LEED consulting requires the ability to track requirements; discipline and attention to detail is important.

Wendy Christobel Macdonald, PEng,
Sustainability Consultant at Stantec

We need more dedicated and trained LEED consultants able to manage and educate project teams.

Sheldon De Wit, LEED AP BD+C
Department Head – LEED Certification
at TST Energy Systems Inc.

Jumpstart your career with CaGBC Education. The green building industry is growing and LEED® expertise is in high demand. This new program is designed to provide training for LEED project management and documentation in order to prepare you for your successful career.

Get the education you need to excel

The LEED® Strategic Practices (LSP) Program is an affordable, seven-course certificate program that is offered in an engaging, user-friendly online format and is instructed by leading Canadian industry experts. Participants, who range from young professionals, post-secondary school students and recent graduates, review documentation and tools used on actual LEED projects. Graduates will possess the skills and knowledge required to begin working on LEED projects immediately after completing the program.

The LSP Program is focused on LEED v2009 due to the high volume of projects that were registered under that rating system and the highly anticipated need for individuals with related expertise. The bulk of LEED v2009 projects registered in Canada have not yet submitted. Documentation and projects will be able to do so until October of 2022.

This program offers exclusive job shadowing and/or internship opportunities to select program graduates.

Watch this video to learn more about the LSP Program:

Get an overview of the program and hear about the benefits of participation from LSP instructors and alumni in this Virtual Open House Webinar and Q&A.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries. Since 2002, the CaGBC and LEED have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn.

Job growth in green building: a solid career path

In 2014, the green building industry employed 297,890 direct full-time workers. This represents more Canadians employed in green building than in the forestry, oil and gas, and mining industries combined.

Source: Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities.
Figure ES-3: Green Building Jobs.


Why Choose CaGBC?

The CaGBC is the leading green building education provider in Canada and has helped meet the demand for skilled workers by providing green building education to over 20,000 professionals across the country since 2004. Our online and in-person programs and courses are developed and delivered by expert industry professionals and include Canadian case studies. By choosing CaGBC Education you can be confident that you are receiving the best possible green building education in Canada.



Course 1 (Mandatory)
Introduction to LEED® and the Integrated Design Process


Course Description

Learn the evolution of the LEED Rating System and the specific program requirements and terminology used within the LEED framework. Topics will include Minimum Project Requirements (MPRs) for LEED certification registration, selecting the appropriate LEED Rating System based on project scope and the use of the Integrated Design Process (IDP). The course will also cover the importance of establishing the LEED project boundary and common terms and acronyms.

Fall 2018 Delivery
On Demand*

*self-paced version with limited support


  • Module 1: The LEED® Strategic Practices Program and LEED® 2009
  • Module 2: LEED® Overview and Basic Requirements
  • Module 3: Project Design and the Integrated Design Process
  • Module 4: LEED® Key Terms, Concepts, Calculations and Pre-Design Credits

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Course 2
Construction Credits and Process


Course Description

In this course, students will establish an understanding of the general design process schedule, as well as critical interjection points for LEED requirements and documentation. Learn how to assign roles and responsibilities to project team parties for each credit and determine the specific role of the LEED Consultant as a project resource, the role of the project manager and the quality controller.


  • Module 1: The Construction Process
  • Module 2: Construction Plans for LEED® Credits
  • Module 3: Materials Credits Part I
  • Module 4: Materials Credit Part II
  • Module 5: Specifications Review

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Course 3
Sites Development and Water Efficiency Credits


Course Description

Learn that some credits are inherent to the project site and should be considered during the site selection process. This course will also cover aspects of site development that can contribute to LEED credits, such as parking, heat island effect, stormwater management, open space, light pollution, landscape design and adaptations that can be made to site and building design to improve water efficiency.


  • Module 1: Site Credits Part I
  • Module 2: Site Credits Part II
  • Module 3: Water Credits

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Course 4
Energy and Atmosphere Credits


Course Description

This course will discuss energy performance and measurement documentation requirements and the use of renewable energy sources. Gain an understanding of how energy and refrigerant use can contribute to global warming and other environmental impacts and how changes to the design can reduce operating costs and the environmental footprint.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Energy Credits
  • Module 2: Energy Performance Credits
  • Module 3: Energy Measurement Credit
  • Module 4: Renewable/Green Energy Credits

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Course 5
The Commissioning Process


Course Description

Learn the benefits of the commissioning process (Cx), the responsibilities of the Cx Authority, and the Cx process along with the documentation requirements as applied in LEED projects, including the differences between the prerequisite and the credit requirements.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Energy Credits
  • Module 2: Commissioning (Cx) Part I
  • Module 3: Commissioning (Cx) Part II
  • Module 4: Energy Measurement Credit

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Course 6
Indoor Air Quality Credits


Course Description

Establish an understanding of the benefits that are provided to building occupants by delivering a healthy indoor environment and the various aspects that need to be considered. Students will also learn the documentation that is required for the IEQ credits, including the reduction of source emissions, ventilation requirements, and the provision of daylight and views.


  • Module 1: Indoor Air Quality Credits Part I
  • Module 2: Indoor Air Quality Credits Part II
  • Module 3: Indoor Environmental Quality Thermal Comfort Credits
  • Module 4: Indoor Environmental Quality: Lighting, Daylighting and Views Credits

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Course 7
LEED® Certification Process and Procedures


Course Description

Gain an understanding of the requirements for the Innovations and Regional Priority Credits and how they should be documented. This course will also address the LEED certification process, timelines and how to respond to requests from the LEED Review teams. In addition, it will cover effective building policy development as it relates to building operations.


  • Module 1: Building Policy Credits
  • Module 2: Innovation in Design and Regional Priority Credits
  • Module 3: The LEED Submission
  • Module 4: The LEED Certification Process

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*For student pricing please contact with proof of full-time student status.

Refund Policy
6-10 business days prior to course start date: A non refundable deposit of $50 plus applicable taxes will apply, the rest will be refunded. 5 business days or less prior to course start date: No refund will be issued, however you may transfer your registration to an alternate person or delay your enrollment until the next delivery.