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LEED v4 – A new look at materials

GBCI: 0910000403

Updates and changes to the MR and IEQ credit categories in LEED v4 and informative look at EPD’s and their role in the green building and product manufacturing industries.
Eligible for 0.5 CE HOURS.
  • 0.5 CE

  • LEED Green Associate

LEED version: v4

Published on: June 04, 2014

Average: 3.2 (19 votes)


The Materials & Resources category has seen the most change in the transition to LEED v4, almost every credit has changed substantially. This presentation is an overview to these changes. It will address each of the new credits in the materials section. It is intended for architects, designers and owners who will be specifying materials or purchasing materials for LEED projects. It is assumed that the attendees will have some prior understanding to the LEED materials credits but it is not required.

This training will prepare the attendees to understand the importance and justification for going to a life cycle approach to materials rather than single attribute reporting. The training will introduce the concept of Environmental Product Disclosure and explain the benefits of this information to improve manufacturer transparency and provide better clarify to designers and owner when selecting environmentally preferable materials.


  1. Understand the overarching themes introduced to the new LEED rating systems
  2. Identify the major changes to the Materials & Resources section of LEED v4.
  3. Analyze credit specific changes to the new LEED BD+C rating system.
  4. Understand the importance of Environmental Product Declarations and how they are used.
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Green Building Services, Inc.
Portland, OR
United States


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