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Presinar – Better Building Materials

March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

GBCI: 0920013675

William Shakespeare said ‘All the world’s a stage’. In our day to day lives that stage is the built environment. According to the EPA, we spend 90% of our time indoors. That means that our living, working, playing, learning – it’s all done indoors. The economic activity in our world is also effected, in large part, by the construction, operation, and disposal of our shared built environments. Materials make the built environment possible, and the choices made of which materials to use have massive consequences for human health and the ecosystem we live in. This one hour course will empower project teams and design professionals to take leading roles in using materials selection to promote human health and protect the environment.

Course Objectives:

1       Describe the environmental and human health consequences of building materials. 2       Discuss the evolution of green building perspectives on building materials including recent refinements to LEED v4, and the inclusion of credits with a focus on disclosure such as MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED for BD+C and ID+C. 3       Explain the intent of LEED v4 credits focused on life-cycle impacts in BD+C and ID+C, such as MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations. 4       Explain how the Health Product Declaration (HPD) can qualify products to contribute under MR credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients in LEED v4 for BD+C and ID+C.

Credits: 1 AIA 1 GBCI (LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, GA)

The OPR can have a broad impact on the new LEED v4 credits. Join us for a 1 hour course to see how foundational a OPR can be to the new Integrative Process credit. We will go over the outline of a OPR including strategies for discovery and development of the document.

Course Objectives

  1. Discover the broad impact that a robust Owners Project Requirements (OPR) can have to reach high levels of performance and sustainability in projects.

  2. Understand how the OPR is a foundational document in the new Integrative Process credit under LEED BD+C v4 and how the OPR fits into the overall rating system.

  3. List components of and write an outline of an OPR that will meet the requirements of the Integrative Process credit in LEED BD+C v4 including strategies for discovery and development of the document.

  4. Understand how to structure an OPR to also comply with LEED BD+C v4 Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning credits.

Credits: 1.0 AIA, 1 GBCI (BD+C, GA Specific)


March 21, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Hercules Conference Room (floor 17)
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110 US
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