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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 AP BD+C
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED Green Associate

LEED version: v4

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
3.666665

About

The Materials & Resources category of concern as 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.

Objectives

  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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Intermediate

Created by

Green Building Services, Inc.
Portland, OR
United States

Leaders

Elaine Aye

Principal Green Building Services, Inc.
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3 commentsLeave a comment

Founder & Principal, Green Buildings
Pro Reviewer
4

The course provides a clear and extensive understanding on Environmental Impact Reporting and EPDs, which is very helpful to get to know the new subjects cover on LEED V4. The course gives a good overview of the major changes from LEED v3 to v4, covering all aspects of each credit under MR section. Make sure to have previous understanding of LEED to take full advantage of the course.

Founder & CEO, BuildingWise, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

Good basic information and overview on this new subject. Good attention paid to the changes from V3 to V4. Great explanation on Environmental Impact Reporting and EPD's....But have a pencil and paper handy. Lots of verbal information not shown on the slides, all great information but you'll need to write it down.

Sustainability Specialist
Pro Reviewer
4

Overall a good overview of the fundamental changes in Materials and Resources category in LEED v4 D+C. In particular, the discussion and examples of the EPD, LCAs and other new abbreviations will be helpful for those trying to navigate the new credits. The credit-by-credit overview is quite good and is something I would recommend going back and re-reviewing after watching the EPD portion at the end of the presentation unless you are already very familiar with those items. Note, however, that the presentation includes unofficial credit LEED v4 abbreviations which may lead to more confusion when a team goes to actually document a project as you cannot look up credits via abbreviations.

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