Quantifying Sustainability for Concrete Construction

Sustainability is a key element in product decision making. This presentation will provide you with information to support decision making for sustainable solutions, an understanding of key elements associated with quantifying sustainability and the need for holistic thinking. This course covers life cycle thinking for product selection and use, the components for sustainability as a balanced solution, specific elements that quantify sustainable results and the objective for multi-attribute decision making.

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Enhancing Concrete Durability with Integral Waterproofing Admixtures

The intent of waterproofing is to prevent leakage from structures that hold liquids, such as water tanks and to prevent moisture from entering a living place, such as basements. This course is intended to help identify different options available to waterproof concrete, differentiate between the materials available for integral waterproofing of concrete, and understand the tests used to qualify waterproofing admixtures.

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All Buildings and Places In: Data, Performance, LEED and the ever-evolving built environment

From LEED v4 and beyond, to the first LEED-certified city, the green building movement has experienced several landmark moments in a short amount of time. This session will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how we are continuing to push for market transformation and what that looks like in today’s data driven society. Learn about the latest in USGBC technical development and program offerings by exploring updates to LEED, the new Arc performance platform and other solutions that enhance the resiliency, sustainability and health of the built environment across all building scales.

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Facade Design Tools for High-rise Carbon Neutral Buildings

What will carbon neutral buildings look like with the future of shifting weather patterns? Designers use energy modeling tools to create sustainable building structures.

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Performance-based IAQ evaluation in LEED v4 - a pilot.

The new pilot credit developed by the LEED indoor air assessment working group offers a holistic tiered indoor air assessment approach to help buildings achieve complex goals of indoor air performance in a streamlined manner. Building project teams can earn upto nine points total via implementation of this pilot credit.

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Joined Forces, Improved Results-LBC, LEED, WELL & Green Star

This session is a review and discussion of new “crosswalks” that have been developed to smooth the path between the Living Building Challenge, WELL, Green Star and LEED, and to clarify synergies between their certification options. Topics include crosswalk and credit specifics and opportunities to “ask the experts”.

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GBCI Rating system Rundown

GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body within the sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials of LEED, EDGE, PEER, WELL, SITES, GRESB, Parksmart and Zero Waste. During this session, GBCI experts will walk attendees through various certification programs and how they complement one another.

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BuildingGreen's Top-10 Products for LEED v4 and Beyond

BuildingGreen’s annual Top 10 Green Building Products represent the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors and LEED categories. Brent Ehrlich and Alex Wilson describe the picks for 2018 and how they can apply to multiple LEED credits.

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Healthy Hospitals: Kaiser Permanente's Sustainable Benchmark

This session explores the integrated design and construction process for the new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, focusing on passive design, energy and comfort systems, and construction innovation, including a virtual reality tour of the central plant, that culminated in the hospital's LEED 2009 BD+C Platinum certification.

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Kicking Carbon for Credits: LEED v4 Whole-Building LCA

Come hear experts in whole-building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provide the guidance the panelists wished they had received before launching into LCA, giving participants the means to implement LCA effectively and achieve points for the LEED v4 BD+C Whole Building LCA option in the Life Cycle Impact Reduction Credit.

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