F14 - LEED v4 and Materials: Interactive Session

Wednesday, November 8 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM | 259AB « Back

Abstract Text:

LEED v4 changes the paradigm for how decisions are made about materials that go into the buildings in which we spend so much of our time, by giving new information to decision makers. Instead of saying a product is good or bad based on one attribute, such as recycled content, LEED v4 enables project teams to have a more robust dialogue with manufacturers about optimizing environmental, social and health impacts and better understanding trade-offs. The Materials and Resources (MR) credit category is designed to consider the entire life cycle of the building, from extraction and manufacturing to transport, operations and maintenance—and eventually the end of life. During this interactive session, attendees will get an overview of the LEED v4 materials section learning what has changed, what’s been added and how to implement key strategies, including reading and comparing EPDs.

Learning Objectives:

Support project teams, decision makers and influencers looking to explore LEED v4 MR credit category

Learn more about the select technical differences from LEED 2009 to v4, pertaining to BD&C, ID&C and EBOM

Access technical experts to help address your general questions about how best to implement credit requirements

Acquire insight on emerging technologies that are important within the credit category and develop a better understanding of the business case for pursuing EQ credits

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
1 LU
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: O+M, LEED Specific: HOMES
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: O+M, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: ND, LEED Specific: HOMES

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Event Type: Education Sessions > Session