Beta-testing a LEED v4 Project – a hands-on case study
GBCI: 0910000135Session at DesignColumbus 2014.
- 1 CE
- LEED AP BD+C
- LEED AP ID+C
- LEED Green Associate
This talk will discuss the real-world application of LEED version 4, using as a case study a tenant improvement project recently completed by NBBJ for a major international client. As one of only 112 LEED v4 Beta test projects, and NBBJ’s first and only LEED version 4 project to date, this unique opportunity offered the team a first-hand look at the opportunities and challenges of the newly upgraded system.
The talk will look at new credits such as Integrative Design and the complex materials credits, as well as exploring credits that are conceptually similar to earlier versions of LEED while ‘raising the bar’ to new levels. As the project is in Munich, Germany, the talk will also explore the added complexities and benefits of attempting LEED v4 in an collaborative international framework using non-US delivery methods and international protocols.
- Attendees will come away with an understanding of the differences and similarities between the new version of LEED and previous versions.
- Attendees will gain an understanding of the conceptual basis and requirements of selected new LEED v4 credits.
- Attendees will come away with an understanding of new credits such as Integrative design and materials credits.
- Attendees will gain an understanding of working on LEED in an international context.