CSC Vancouver Island helps you follow LEED changes

On Thursday, February 23, the Vancouver Island Chapter of CSC will host a lunch meeting where Marsha Gentile, CSBA, LEED AP (Ledcor Construction Ltd.) will discuss material considerations in the newest iteration of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, LEED v4.

Designing for health is becoming an increasingly important part of what it means to be a green building as evidenced by the new focus on human health—Materials and Resources (MR) is the most heavily revised category in LEED v4. Design professionals will have to relearn the requirements for credit compliance in order to implement the new strategies effectively.

Therefore, this session will be of particular interest to architects, specifiers, and construction product suppliers; it highlights the key changes and challenges of the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) credits and requirements for low-emitting materials.

Gentile, a member of the LEED Canada Steering Committee and a recipient of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA’s) Educator of the Year Award, will highlight lessons learned from real project work in relation to LEED v4, helping attendees learn how to meet the new credits by using disclosure and transparency tools including product category rules (PCRs), life cycle assessments (LCAs), environmental product declarations (EPDs), and health product declarations (HPDs).

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Fireside Grill.  It is held in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), with registered AIBC members receiving two Core Learning Units for attending.

For more information on registering, click here.


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