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.
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.
Many people think of humble warehouses when they hear the term, “metal building,” but metal buildings are not limited to boxy designs. However, metal buildings range in both design and materials used to construct them.
This course will introduce you to the elements of metal building systems and the flexible design options that enhance the aesthetic look and feel of the building. In addition, the course will demonstrate how metal buildings are resilient against high-wind events.
Prefabricated wood buildings should be considered when designing and building both multi-family and commercial buildings, as prefabrication is an efficient and sustainable building practice. Prefabricated wood components can help to solve many design and engineering challenges such as material and process efficiency, environmental performance and life safety.
This course will demonstrate the advantages of prefabrication, specifically how it relates to both light wood frame and mass timber construction.
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.
What will carbon neutral buildings look like with the future of shifting weather patterns? Designers use energy modeling tools to create sustainable building structures.
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.
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”.
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.
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.