Design as Medicine: Upstream Drivers of Health

Embodied cognition is theory that emphasizes the impact of the built environment on human behavior. The WELL Building Standard offers a set of guidelines and design strategies that shape environments. Join our team of physicians, designers and strategists to learn more about the role design plays in motivating healthy decisions.

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SITES V2 Materials Credits: From specification to reuse

Examine the The Sustainable SITES® InitiativeTM (SITES) materials life cycle management process from the material specification phase to the deconstruction phase. Understand how to effectively implement the materials selection process in order to decrease the quantity of materials sent to landfills and support the use of sustainable building products.

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Social Justice and LEED: 10 Things You Can Do NOW

Realize social equity outcomes in your LEED work now. Increase the value of your work to broader audiences so that you can leverage additional resources in your community of practice. Participants in this session will learn actions and metrics to insure positive social outcomes in all phases of their work.

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Understanding Water and LEED: From Rainwater to Metering and Everything In Between

LEED v4 addresses water holistically, taking into account rainwater, indoor use, outdoor use, specialized uses and metering. This session will present strategies, resources and tips for successful credit achievement. Attendees will hear from USGBC and GBCI experts on how water is addressed in LEED today and also what's on the horizon for future development.

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LEED: Practical information on where to start and how to succeed

During this session, attendees will receive the critical information they need in order to get started with the newest version of LEED, gain a better understanding of project eligibility requirements and review developments and changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4.

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LEED v4 and Materials: Interactive Session

LEED v4 changes the paradigm for how decisions are made about materials. During this interactive session, attendees will get an overview of the LEED v4 materials section learning what has changed, what’s been added and how to implement key strategies, including reading and comparing EPDs.

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LEED Credit Strategies for Healthy Spaces

Human health is a key topic for both new and existing spaces. During this session, LEED subject matter experts will review the credits and some of the research that informed credit requirements, discuss how teams should focus their time based on priorities and present strategies for implementation.

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Energy in LEED today and tomorrow

During this session, we will delve into how LEED addresses energy today through LEED v4 and through pilot credits and also take a look towards how today's trending topics, like the water-energy nexus impact LEED's future goals.

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What LEED Reviewers are Looking For: Best Practices from GBCI

In addition to new credit language, LEED v4 also features an improved user experience that takes a new approach to support, resources and education. This session focuses on providing tips and solutions learned from our network of GBCI reviewers over the last 3+ years of working with LEED v4 projects.

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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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