LEED v4 Education Series
GBCI: 0920006654The LEED v4 education suite Webcast makes connecting with the v4 WE credit category easier than ever.
- 1 CE
- LEED AP BD+C
- LEED AP O+M
- LEED AP ID+C
- LEED Green Associate
Rating system: v4
Published on: December 04, 2015
Three ways to learn more about LEED v4 and water
LEED v4 education suites will present a range of engagement opportunities in a number of formats to accommodate every learning style and schedule.
Explore courses. While the courses below are no longer free, they are still available. Increase your knowledge with these credit-by-credit reviews.
- LEED v4 Rating System Review (BD+C and ID+C): Water Efficiency / Energy & Atmosphere (1.5 CE hours)
- LEED v4 Rating System Review (O+M): Water Efficiency (1.5 CE hours)
Ask the experts. Ask the Expert live discussion sessions offered an opportunity to hear form the subject matter experts and ask questions.
Please note: the dates for this webcast have passed. A recording of the webcast is available for viewing above. This session is not registered for GBCI CE hours.
Some of the top questions asked are below.
What are the major changes in the water credit category from LEED 2009 to LEED v4?
LEED v4 includes:
- A shift to more performance-based requirements and category as a whole
- New prerequisites: building-level water metering (BD+C, O+M, Homes/Midrise), outdoor water use reduction (BD+C)
- Watersense labeling
- Further addresses appliance and process water
- Updated baselines and thresholds
Can savings in process water qualify for credits?
Yes. This is a major addition to v4. Process water is required to be included in the Indoor prerequisite and credit, in particular. See “Appliance and process water use” requirements in the prerequisite. By saving process water, you will achieve the prerequisite and can achieve more points in the credit.
Regarding process water and non-process water, is there a kind of water that is not included into water reduction?
Water uses: anything not listed in the Indoor prerequisite (excluded: appliances and equipment that use water on materials intended for human consumption; fixtures whose flow rates are regulated by health codes, like regulated medical equipment)
Types of water: not really. All types (graywater, blackwater, potable, etc) are addressed in some way, either directly or indirectly. Wastewater is addressed in a pilot credit (BD+C and ID+C).
Are there regional or geographic considerations?
A lot LEED v4 was written as a global rating system. There are many ACPs specific to different regions, and guidance within each credit that covers any other regional/geographic issues. Also are Regional Priority Credits for countries that emphasize important credits/issues in that country. We work with the International Roundtable on anything with geographic significance or unique regional circumstances.
Discover resources. Looking for more? Below is a list of resources.
Check out these resources in the web-based reference guide located within the LEED Credit Library (subscription required)—click on the videos in the right-hand column of the page. Learn more about accessing the guide.
- Using the EPA WaterSense Interactive Water Budget Tool (BD+C)
- Using the EPA WaterSense Interactive Water Budget Tool (O+M)
- How to Use LEED's Indoor Water Use Reduction Calculator (BD+C, ID+C)
- Building-level Water Metering Template (O+M)
- Balancing Water Conservation and Cooling Tower Water Needs (BD+C)
- Case Study: Using Onsite Reclaimed Waste Water to Reduce Potable Demand (BD+C)
- How to Document Cooling Tower Water Use (BD+C)
- International Water Labeling Programs (BD+C, ID+C, O+M)
- How to Document Cooling Tower Water Use (O+M)
- How to Use USGBC's Indoor Water Use Reduction Calculator (O+M)
- Water Use Reduction Case Study: Thurgood Marshall K-8 School (O+M)
- Water Use Reduction Case Study: Morris Arboretum (BD+C)"
- Using the EPA Landscape Water Budget Tool Version 1.01 (O+M)
- Using the EPA Landscape Water Budget Tool Version 1.01 (BD+C)
- Support project teams, decision makers and influencers looking to explore LEED v4 WE credit category
- Learn more about the Main technical differences from LEED 2009 to v4 pertaining to BD+C, ID+C and O+M.
- Learn more about the emerging technologies that are importing within the credit category and develop a better understanding of the business case for pursuing WE credits.
- Access technical experts to help address your questions about how best to implement credit requirements.
This course is a part of the following series:
LEED v4 Education Series