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Get up to speed with LEED v4.1 at Greenbuild Atlanta 2019.

Greenbuild is the gathering place for the sustainable buildings community—it’s where we come together to celebrate, connect and learn what’s new in the industry. Every year, USGBC convenes a track of sessions featuring some of the world’s foremost leaders in green building, including our own subject matter experts.

Below, you’ll find some of our 2019 sessions at Greenbuild Atlanta, running Nov. 19–22, that are focused on LEED v4.1, the newest version of the rating system and the next-generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance.

Here's a roundup of LEED v4.1 at Greenbuild:

Workshops (requires separate registration)

LEED v4.1: Driving Climate Action Globally, by Designing and Operating Greener Buildings through LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

A blended learning experience to advance your green building practice by understanding how to use LEED v4.1 as a performance standard, as well as how Arc powers LEED v4.1 O+M and LEED recertification.

Getting Started with LEED v4.1 for Cities and Communities

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will prepare participants for certification and feature best practices for improving urban sustainability and quality of life.

LEED v4.1 Decarbonization Workshop—Construction Materials

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1–5 p.m.

This session focuses on practical strategies to evaluate, optimize, specify, measure and reduce GHG emissions related to construction materials.

A Field Guide to Safe and Circular Building Materials

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This session provides practical guidance and tools for making responsible product decisions based on core principles of material health, transparency and circularity to ensure positive outcomes—including achieving the latest LEED and WELL requirements.

Conference sessions

The Future of LEED

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The possibilities and opportunities for LEED are endless, so we call upon you, our leaders, to ask, "What should the next level of LEED address?" This is the top session at Greenbuild to hear about LEED v4.1 and to weigh in on where LEED goes next, while hearing from your peers and other leaders in the green building industry.

If Poor-Performing Buildings Are the Problem, Then What Is the Solution?

Friday, Nov. 22, 8–9:30 a.m.

If you are curious about where to start with data and how to improve your building’s performance with LEED v4.1, this session is for you.

Tackling Climate Change: Tools, Technology and LEED

Friday, Nov. 22, 10–11:30 a.m.

This session brings together climate scientists and green building experts to discuss the current state of climate science, as well as best practices, tools and technologies that building practitioners must implement to address our challenges.

Efficiency, Grid Harmonization, Storage and Renewables: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources to Achieve Decarbonization in LEED v4.1

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1:30–1:30 p.m.

This session focuses on the practical application of distributed energy resources (DER—energy efficiency, load flexibility, energy storage, renewable energy generation, grid harmonization) to deliver cost and GHG emissions reductions.

LEED v4.1: Advancing Sustainable Materials and the Circular Economy

Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

This session will anticipate market impacts from the changes and explore how LEED continues to advance supply chain sustainability, healthy materials and the circular economy through the lenses of a standards developer, practitioner and manufacturer.

Going Beyond: Recertification and LEED Zero

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4–5 p.m.

A year after their launch at Greenbuild 2018, this session will dive into the impact that LEED recertification and LEED Zero have had to date, and will discuss key updates in LEED v4.1 that provide the foundation for project teams pursuing these certifications.

Sustainability Beyond the Textbook: Partnerships with Green Mentors to Bring Schools to Life for Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

In this session, student leaders and community mentors from the Boston Latin School, in Massachusetts, and the School of Environmental Studies, in Minnesota, will share their experiences with the implementation of USGBC’s Building Learners program and a student-led LEED O+M v4.1 certification project.

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