In the contemporary world, the convergence of green building standards like LEED and WELL with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a significant stride towards a sustainable future. This one-hour comprehensive article course serves as an insightful guide for professionals keen on harmonizing their projects with the broader sustainability agenda. Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, or stakeholder, this course offers a comprehensive understanding of how green building practices can be an instrument in achieving the global vision for a sustainable and resilient future.
Building Green for a Better World: Uniting LEED and the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a one-hour comprehensive article course that offers an exploration into the multifaceted connection between the LEED green building standard, WELL Building Standard, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This course seamlessly bridges the gap between the world’s sustainability targets and green building practices. From integrative process to site selection to innovative design and regional priority, the course provides a roadmap for professionals who are committed to aligning their projects with the broader sustainability agenda. The course is structured to reveal how the principles of building sustainability are not isolated targets but are intimately connected to global objectives. The content encourages readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, utilizing systems thinking to identify overlaps and unique solutions that can have a global impact through local actions.
What you will learn
- Understand the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and comprehend their role in molding a sustainable future.
- Examine the connections and relationships between major green building standards (LEED & WELL) and the global goals set by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
- Investigate how the integrative process in sustainable building design aligns with UN SDGs, utilizing both LEED & WELL standards.
- Explore how specific LEED credits under versions v4 and v4.1 (BD+C, ID+C, O+M) align with the SDGs, focusing on various aspects of sustainable building design and operation.