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  • Free report: New Concepts in LEED v4
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About the presenter

Tristan Roberts, LEED AP BD+C

The webcast is presented by Tristan Roberts, editor of LEEDuser.com, a website that provides how-to resources for LEED certification teams. Tristan is also Editorial Director for BuildingGreen, publishers of LEEDuser as well as Environmental Building News, GreenSpec, and BuildingGreen.com.

Tristan has been following the evolving requirements of LEED v4 ever since the first draft of LEED 2012 was announced three years ago. He is well-known for providing technical advice and debunking LEED misconceptions on LEEDuser's forums.

LEED v4: New Concepts, New Credit Requirements

A LEEDuser members-only webcast featuring Tristan Roberts, LEED AP BD+C

Available On-Demand

LEED v4 is a reality. Are you ready?

The USGBC member ballot approved LEED version 4 (LEED v4) by a huge margin. There are already 100+ beta projects getting ahead of the curve, and full registration will start after Greenbuild.

But are you ready to add BUG ratings, LID infrastructure, BECx, and other v4 essentials to your design vocabulary?

To get you quickly up to speed on the credit requirements that will define your projects for years to come, this on-demand, members-only webcast brings you LEEDuser editorial director Tristan Roberts' unvarnished take on LEED v4's biggest changes.

LEED v4: Chocolate Ice Cream or Veg-O-Matic?

The heavily rewritten Materials and Resources (MR) category has been a flashpoint for discussion in LEED v4. The webcast explains why it's controversial, but first, what's in it? To orient you to the new MR credits and their less-than-crystal-clear organization, Tristan unveils three models:

  1. Chocolate ice cream: What LEED v4's MR credits have in common with LEEDuser's favorite dessert (warning: may be addictive)
  2. "Hey Wha' Happened": Tracking LEED 2009 credit requirements over to LEED v4
  3. The Veg-O-Matic: It slices, dices, and incentivizes supply-chain optimization—tracking environmental benefits of LEED v4

In addition to this overview, the webcast clarifies the intent and workings of the new credits and provide clear guidance to the AEC community—while clearing up the confusion sown by players in the chemical and manufacturing industries.

Additional MR coverage includes analysis of the ambitious new whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA) credit.

Full Details on Each Significant New Aspect of LEED v4:

In addition, this webcast covers:

  • How the new Integrative Process credit ties early design analysis to later phases of design and construction and into the occupancy phase
  • Changes to the Sustainable Sites category, with details on the new rainwater management and light pollution reduction credits
  • Within the Energy & Atmosphere category, a discussion of technical and cost considerations for the new Enhanced Commissioning credit—and the expansion of demand response and green power/carbon offset initiatives

Continuing Education

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved this course for 1 HSW Learning Unit. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved this course for 1 LEED-specific CE hour towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.

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