LEED v4 includes advancements that will change the way design professionals, contractors and product manufacturers do business. Many credits, such as Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction and Optimized Energy Performance are refined. Others, such as Material and Resource (MR) credits, challenge product manufacturers to disclose their environmental, social and health impacts in third-party validated reports. This article reveals strategies using concrete that yield successful results in achieving sustainability goals.
Roofing Options is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of the most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems including each system’s strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, installation and cost considerations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.
This presentation will explain how to build green - and save money for your clients in the long run - by following the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1 High Performance Building Standard, pointing out baseline measures that complement LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction, and justifying them on an economic basis. By the end of the session, participants will understand how following IgCC/189.1 can benefit the communities that choose to adopt them, lead to green LEED v4 certified buildings, AND provide an economically attractive return on investment for their clients.
EPA is connecting building owners with licensed professionals who are willing to provide verification services on a cost-free, pro bono basis. By performing this valuable public service, licensed professionals will significantly increase the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings, inspire others to raise the performance level of their facilities, and help an organization of their choice that otherwise would not be recognized for their outstanding achievement.
Municipal sewage systems across the United States contain millions of Btu's of energy flowing every day. This energy source is not only a constant flowing resource but also a constant temperature, which allows operation of conventional heat pumps to extract heat during winter operation and dump heat to this source during summer operation, creating the most operationally efficient infrastructure for building HVAC and plumbing systems. The presentation will review case studies to better understand the options available for heat exchanger applications and the various building systems approaches taken utilizing them.
LEED v4 raises the bar on green buildings and leadership. This session will describe the goals of the rating system and key areas where it’s driving market transformation.
CBRE's LA Office was the first WELL Certified office space in the world. This session will provide attendees with a summary of the lessons learned by all team members alongside considerations and decision points that will help other companies that are pursuing or thinking of pursuing WELL Certification. The session will give the full overview of our WELL Certification pursuit, starting with a brief overview of WELL and moving through the decision making process to WELL Performance Verification.
'Distributed clean renewable energy' and the 'Internet of Things' are in the process of crashing on the shore of civilization's built environment. This presentation will explain how the underlying construct of these technologies will impact our built environment. The course will focus on new participatory energy model of individually net zero powered buildings in a network of smart electric powered microgrids - the ENERNET.
This interactive two-hour session will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the new LEED resilient design pilot credits IPpc98, IPpc99, IPpi100 LEED BD+C v4 for new construction, including how to use the credits in achieving greater resilience in new construction projects. Four of the leaders who developed the credits will lead the group in a series of sketch problems based in the Los Angeles area that demonstrate how to apply the credits. Attendees will learn the credits' scope and how to incorporate the credits-and resilient design-in their work.
The leading professionals in this session will illustrate how our work environments have an enormous influence on health and productivity outcomes, as well as our individual and collective happiness and general well-being. Reconnecting the work environment with the natural environment, including the use of daylight, fresh air, green spaces and other aspects of biophillic design has a demonstrable effect on a company's bottom line, not least because it promotes the health and retention of key staff - important business metrics of success.