Codes, Standards & Rating Systems: Structural Steel Sustainability 2013 & Beyond
|Offered by||American Institute of Steel Construction|
Lenexa, KS 66215
|Category||Materials and resources|
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As the Green Building movement expands beyond the boundaries of the LEED Rating System, new Codes and Standards have recently been published. This course presents key topics from Materials-related sections from four Green Building Standards/Rating Systems: LEED 2009, LEED V4, IgCC, and ASHRAE 189. Treatment of recycled content, responsible material sourcing, regionality, salvaged materials, waste diversion/minimization, and LCA's are compared. Various paths to compliance are presented. A brief background and history of each code is included. Domestic structural steel supply chain and material production methods that are relevant to the various topics are discussed.
-Articulate the difference between a Rating System, a Standard, and a Code when it comes to Green Building Initiatives.
-Articulate the difference between "Prescriptive" and "Performance" paths of compliance.
-Identify the two paths of compliance in the IgCC Building Code.
-Explain the definition of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
-Calculate the thresholds of Recycled Content and Regional Material required to earn/satisfy Materials Credits in LEED V4 vs LEED 2009 vs IgCC vs ASHRAE189.
-Identify which Rating Systems/Codes/Standards give credit for re-using an existing building.
-Explain the meaning of "Environmental Product Declaration" and identify which credits/sections it applies to in the various codes/standards/rating systems.
-Calculate the Responsible Materials thresholdsin the IgCC code
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