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From Sustainable to Circular: How the Right Material Choices Can Make Green Buildings Greener

GBCI: 0920019186

Global support for the circular economy is gathering momentum -- and the building industry is quickly beginning to embrace its principles. But what is it? And how can your material choices transform the concept of a circular economy into a practical proposition for green buildings?
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • WELL AP

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Global support for the circular economy is gathering momentum -- and the building industry is quickly beginning to embrace its principles. But what is it? And how can your material choices transform the concept of a circular economy into a practical proposition for green buildings? Join us to learn how choosing and using safe, healthy, sustainable materials made for the circular economy can help transform a green building into a circular building.

This “circular economy 101” will cover the basic principles of circular economy and emerging best practices for applying these principles to the built environment. Learn how to maximize the positive impact of your materials choices and address multiple client goals (from material health to zero waste to resiliency) by prioritizing Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products; hear from manufacturers about the way they’re using the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to develop safe, healthy materials and products for the circular economy, and find out how LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, O+M, and the WELL rating systems are prioritizing safe and circular materials.

Objectives

  1. Understand the principles of the circular economy and how circular design principles are being implemented in building design and construction innovative strategies in the LEED v4.1 and WELL rating systems
  2. Learn how Cradle to Cradle Certified products can help transform a green building into a circular building (plus address a variety of critical green building concerns)
  3. Discuss how C2C can apply to the materials and resources requirements in LEED v4.1, and the requirements for safe materials in WELL v1 and WELL v2
  4. Get up to date on the latest in materials strategies considered by LEED v4.1 and the WELL rating systems

This course is approved for GBCI CE hours, but is not available through Education @USGBC.

Intermediate

Created by

USGBC National Capital Region
Washington, DC
United States

Leaders

Rachel Birkin, Sustainability Program Manager, Mecho
Marisa Guber, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Dustin Heiler, Global Sustainability Strategy, Steelcase
Kendra Martz, Corporate Manager of Sustainability, Construction Specialties
Katie Rothenberg, Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation, HITT