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.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast current research and leading design practices for whole-building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with the LEED v4 BD+C Whole Building LCA option in the Life Cycle Impact Reducation Credit.
  • Understand and outline the critical steps and key methods to meet the requirements of the LEED v4 BD+C Whole Building LCA option in the Life Cycle Impact Reduction credit.
  • Estimate the effort and opportunities of pursuing this credit in early design.
  • Communicate and implement strategies for reducing the ‘embodied’ environmental impact of a building and achieve the points via the LEED v4 BD+C Whole Building LCA option.