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Better Building Materials

GBCI: 0920013675

This one hour course will empower project teams and design professionals to take leading roles in using materials selection to promote human health and protect the environment.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4

Published on: August 28, 2017

Average: 3.9 (44 votes)
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About

William Shakespeare said ‘All the world’s a stage’. In our day to day lives that stage is the built environment. According to the EPA, we spend 90% of our time indoors. That means that our living, working, playing, learning – it’s all done indoors. The economic activity in our world is also effected, in large part, by the construction, operation, and disposal of our shared built environments. Materials make the built environment possible, and the choices made of which materials to use have massive consequences for human health and the ecosystem we live in. This one hour course will empower project teams and design professionals to take leading roles in using materials selection to promote human health and protect the environment.

Objectives

  1. Describe the environmental and human health consequences of building materials.
  2. Discuss the evolution of green building perspectives on building materials including recent refinements to LEED v4, and the inclusion of credits with a focus on disclosure such as MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED for BD+C and ID+C.
  3. Explain the intent of LEED v4 credits focused on life-cycle impacts in BD+C and ID+C, such as MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations.
  4. Explain how the Health Product Declaration (HPD) can qualify products to contribute under MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients in LEED v4 for BD+C and ID+C.
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Created by

GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States

Leaders

Tara Blank

Founder/Owner, Elixir Environmental
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