Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4 - USGBC Detroit Region Webinar | U.S. Green Building Council
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Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4 - USGBC Detroit Region Webinar

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Starts On - March 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ends On - March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

Join USGBC Detroit Region as we show an online webinar to learn what the IP credit means, how to take advantage of its opportunities, and engage in a process yielding better building performance than conventional means. 

If you’re new to Integrative Process, how to get started 

The Integrative Design Process is different from the conventional, or linear, design process. A linear process approaches each problem directly and separately, while an integrated process approaches each problem from the varied viewpoints of multiple participants and the issues they represent.

You will learn: 

  • Details for how the overall time frame for integrative design process from project inception to the delivery of bidding documents can remain the same as for traditional design process—but the allocation of effort becomes redistributed 
  • Why 70% of environmental impacts are made during the first 10% of the design process 
  • How to begin with research and analysis on four key subsystems—site, water, energy and materials—prior to a goal-setting charrette 
  • How to get input from all key stakeholders and members of the design team before schematic design begins 
  • How the front end loading of analysis allows for the CD phase to be significantly reduced and utilized for documenting earlier design decisions

Already doing Integrative Process, a.k.a Integrated Design? Here’s how to document it for LEED 

  • How the LEED v4 IP credit focuses on water and energy, and leverages documentation you’re probably creating already 
  • Tools to explore your energy and water options 
  • Compliance and documentation strategies for the IP credit 
  • How the IP credit can help you to achieve other LEED energy and water credits 
  • This webcast features real-world examples of integrative design processes, cost savings and superior outcomes 
  • How one project team persuaded a developer to invest in high-performance windows—allowing for the elimination of perimeter heating and downsizing of the HVAC system 
  • How a water input and output analysis for a mixed-use development in the arid west enabled major reductions in long-term demand on the area’s aquifer 
  • How one simple question to a project team’s mechanical engineer led to huge first cost and operational savings 

Approved Continuing Education 
GBCI - 1 LEED AP BD+C Specific CEU, 1 LEED Green Associate CEU 
AIA - 1 LU 
ACEC - 1 PDH 

This webinar is free for USGBC Detroit Region Members and $45 for nonmembers. To become a USGBC Indiana member please visit USGBC Detroit Region's page and click Join.