H11 - Tackling Climate Change: Tools, Technology and LEED

Friday, November 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | B206 « Back

Abstract Text:

Climate change is arguably the most urgent and consequential challenge facing the buildings industry. The building industry’s response to the multi-faceted challenge climate change poses over the next 30 years is likely to define the present and future of green building. This session brings together climate scientists and green building experts to discuss the current state of climate science as well as best practices, tools and technology building practitioners must implement to address our huge challenges. We will explore integrated solutions to reduce resource use, carbon emissions and sequester carbon through the lens of LEED - a powerful tool for mitigating the impacts of climate change. This session will inspire and motivate attendees while highlighting synergistic connections between individuals, green buildings, and policy initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the latest research into the impacts of climate change on today’s world and in the future.

Identify building codes and policies that directly address the role of the built environment in mitigating climate change impacts.

Discuss how LEED v4.1 credit requirements provide an integrated framework for project teams to reduce their carbon footprints.

Articulate how LEED v4.1 Energy and Atmosphere credit requirements reward teams for reducing carbon emissions from energy use and incorporating grid integration strategies.

Learning Level:



GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: O+M
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: O+M
IDCEC hours:

Education Tracks: USGBC: People|Projects|Performance

Event Type: Conference Session > Session