Introduction to Low Impact Development (LID) and LEED

Workshop participants will be introduced to the basic principles of LID (Low Impact Development) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This class is 1.5 days. Click the Workshops link to check schedules and to register online.

Click here to download the class Syllabus.


Workshops are from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Day 1, and 8:30am to 12:00pm on Day 2.

  • Overview of LID
  • Overview of LEED
  • Overview of Integrated Management Stormwater Practices
  • Overview of policy pertaining to LID and LEED
  • Case Studies
  • Overview of Economics of LID and LEED
  • Hands-on activities, including design exercises

Credit Hours:

Real Estate Brokers and Agents will receive four (4) continuing education credits for participating in this workshop. NOTE: (Realtors are allowed a maximum of four professional development hours. This maximum applies whether taking one or both courses (Intro and Policy). Credit hours cannot be duplicated in a given calendar year.)

Urban and Rural Planners will receive ten (10) professional development hours for participating in this workshop. AICP approved.

Engineers will receive nine (9) professional development hours for participating in the class.

Landscape Architects will receive nine (9) continuing education credits, approved by ASLA and NCBOLA. The NCBOLA course number is 7098.

Other professionals will need to contact the governing body of your respective profession.

registration fees

Fees include continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch on Day 1, and Parking Passes (if the workshop location is at NCSU Campus)). We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and checks. Please make checks payable to NC State University and mail to:
NCSU-BAE, Campus Box 7625, Raleigh, NC 27695, Attn: Christina Shepard

  1. Professional Development Hours Requested ($175.00)
  2. Government Employee/Nonprofits ($150.00)
    (Government and nonprofit employees pay this rate whether or not continuing education credits are sought)
  3. Real Estate agents and brokers ($100)
  4. Extension Agent (contact Cathy Smith at or 919-515-6780)
  5. Others ($125)



3. Click here for a map of Centennial Campus and detailed driving directions. Note: Monteith Research Center (MRC) is listed as EGRC on this map.



Area hotels


  1. Doubletree by Hilton, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 27605; 919-828-0811
  2. Comfort Suites Arena, 1200 Hurricane Alley Way at Trinity Rd., Raleigh 27607; 919-854-0502
  3. Hampton Inn & Suites, 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh 27607; 919-233-1798


  1. Four Points Sheraton - 22 Woodfin Street, Asheville, TEL: 828-253-1851
  2. Renaissance Hotel - 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville; tel: (828) 252-8211


  1. Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, 1989 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403; Tel: 1-910-256-9600


  1. Comfort Suites, 1125 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, Phone: (828) 323-1211
  2. Courtyard by Marriott, 1946 13th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, Phone: (828) 267-2100