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LEED v4.1 EBOM Technical Workshop


Hosted in partnership with USGBC West North Central Region.

LEED and Existing Buildings: Understanding certification, performance and LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance.

This virtual workshop will provide participants with a deep look into LEED v4.1 O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding certification options, best practices for sustainable operations and maintenance, and the new options available through the LEED v4.1 beta using the Arc platform.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry with an outcome-based approach to LEED certification. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, represents a series of upgrades that will update the referenced standards to encourage leadership, respond to market feedback, and make the LEED rating system more accessible than ever before.

We will share success stories in regional case studies of certification to inspire users that you too can bring LEED to your portfolio of existing buildings.

Stefanie Young, Vice President, Technical Solutions

GBCI Credit: 3 CE hours LEED Specific O+M
AIA Credit: 3 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 9, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: There is also a LEEDv4.1 BD+C & ID+C Workshop being held on 9/8/20

Virtual event.
Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.

$45 for USGBC-MGC Members
$60 for Non-members

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LEED Zero and 4.1: The LEED We’ve Been Waiting For

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With the release of the LEED Zero suite of certifications (Zero Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste), and with the evolution of LEED v4.1, we may have a series of rating systems that provide market-driving direction to lead the sustainability industry. In addition, LEED Zero finally bridges the gap between a great project (LEED Platinum) and the various definitions of Net Zero Energy (NZE) and Carbon that exist out there, and it creates alternate options for defining a great project (say, LEED Silver + NZE). They will also direct buildings to adopt solutions that are supportive of an electric grid that is taking on more and more renewable energy, and to consider their options for energy procurement, including contracting for meaningful offsite renewable resources. 

This session will review v4.1 (BD+C) along with LEED Zero Energy and Carbon to provide an overview of the various changes, an introduction to the new tools and metrics, and will look at the applicability to a few different project types (e.g. urban high rise versus less dense and non-space constrained). It will also include a discussion and reflection of how well these rating systems capture the current need in the market or whether we should anticipate further changes in the years to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify changes in LEED v4.1
  • Examine the definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon
  • Discuss how LEED v4.1 and LEED Zero work for various project types
  • Learn to love LEED again!

Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.

Approved for 2 LFA General CE Credits
Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

Washington University
Danforth University Center – Room 234
6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Map & Directions

DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the south end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left and another left, then a right before walking past the Fun Room and stairwell.

Visitor parking is available for a charge at the DUC parking garage located underneath the building. Visitors pull a ticket and can pay hourly using a credit card, debit card or cash.

$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

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