The Good, the Bad & the Green: Sustainable Materials Through the Eyes of LEED v4

The Good, the Bad & the Green: Sustainable Materials Through the Eyes of LEED v4

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Here we will define what makes a product green or sustainable. Having an understanding of third-party rating systems can help builders and designers be better-informed consumers and prevent buying into greenwashing. We will provide an overview of how to choose materials for a project, what to look for and how to determine sustainability. We will help you to understand green material specifications and how to include them in construction documents and LEED documentation. We will discusses embodied energy of virgin and recycled materials, and what this means to LEED projects.

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  1. Evaluate the concepts of sustainability considering the life cycle impacts of products.
  2. Identify greenwashing and understand the importance of third-party validation in the promotion and marketing of products.
  3. Describe the credits in the Materials and Resources section for LEED v4 BD+C, O+M, and ID+C and how products can contribute.
  4. Understand the importance of LCAs, EPDs, and HPDs in the green building marketplace.