Past Events

1-Day Course: Demystifying LEED v4 and WELL Building Standard

October 11, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A sustainability workshop for commercial real estate practitioners 

Online registration is closed. To inquiry about availablity, please contact Brynne Wrigley,

(Morning Topic)  Introduction to the Changes in LEED v4  

This session will give participants a basic knowledge of the major changes, and explore the impact of LEED v4 on Canadians. Understand how projects can ultimately benefit from the Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths that are currently under development. Participants will gain a broad understanding of LEED v4 and an in-depth perspective of the system goals. They will discover how these concepts are visible in all parts of the LEED v4 rating system. Other system revisions are covered, including increased performance requirements, a new credit and credit category, and new and improved tools for use in the certification process.

Learning Objectives: 
• Define LEED v4 system goals and the connection to credit requirements
• Identify key improvements in LEED v4 from previous versions of LEED
• Identify how LEED v4 is a flexible rating system to meet global and market needs
• Define the importance of the integrative process to success in LEED v4
• Recognize the value of performance-based requirements in LEED v4 credits

(Afternoon Topic)  Understanding the WELL Building Standard  

This session is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings. Attendees will learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort. The ideology, structure, and certification process of the WELL program are covered in-depth, as well as the health basis for each Feature. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored. WELL case studies are also highlighted.

The WELL workshop helps building professionals and owners understand their role as public health practitioners. It also helps medical professionals understand the critical role that the built environment plays in the health and well-being of occupants.
For those seeking to become WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs), this workshop will provide you with foundational knowledge that may be incorporated into your WELL Exam study plan. This session is approved for 3.5 GBCI CE hours. 

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard
• Discuss the health basis for the Concepts and Features of the WELL Building Standard
• Understand successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features
• Learn about WELL resources and how to become a WELL Accredited Professional


INSTRUCTORS:  (Biographies)    
Matthew Hirsch, Project Director for Sustainability and Energy, WSP
Sandra Dedesko, MASc, BASc, EIT, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, WELL Air and Thermal Comfort advisor
Guest Presenter: Adrian Sluga, Senior Vice President, Project Development Services, Commissioning & Building Analytics, JLL


AGENDA: 8:30 am to 12:00PM – LEED v4 Session  |  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm – WELL Session
(Continental breakfast plus lunch will be provided)

VENUE: JLL office, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2600, Toronto

FEES: Click the tab above  (Members can Save $50 if this is your elective in NAIOP Greater Toronto’s 6-Step Certificate Program: Commercial Real Estate Studies of Toronto - CREST.  Read more on the Fees page)

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:  Cancellations with request for a refund must be in writing and received via email by 5:00 pm, October 3, 2018. Please send requests to Brynne Wrigley: Refunds are not available after October 3.
If you must cancel and you are endeavouring to earn the CREST Certificate, inquire with Brynne Wrigley,, about the no-charge option to defer participation to the next cycle of courses in 2019.

To inquire into previously earned NAIOP course credits, please reach out directly to Brynne Wrigley.