USGBC Live, June 8–10
USGBC Live, held virtually, is a new event offered to USGBC members and stakeholders that combines the expertise of the largest community of green building leaders with the data, insights, stories and leadership from the thousands of LEED and green building projects around the globe to produce insightful and engaging conversations about the future of buildings, cities and communities.
For more information and registration: usgbc-live.org
On June 9, Marco Ricci from Macro Design Studio will present at the session:
Credits: 1 GBCI, LEED Specific: BD+C and HOMES
- Michelle Schwarting (GBCI Europe)
- Marco Ricci (Macro Design Studio)
- Kim Lombard (AECOM)
“Under LEED v4, residential projects with four or more floors can pursue LEED BD+C: New Construction instead of using the LEED Homes rating systems. With the advent of LEED v4.1, projects that are at least half residential all fall under the Residential BD+C system that merges the requirements from BD+C: New Construction with the Homes rating systems. That means LEED Green Raters will be required on the project team. What role does a LEED Green Rater have and who else is required to achieve this new LEED certification? What new credits now have to be thought through, and what can be done about those that are particularly challenging in Europe? Come and hear what consultants are necessary for residential v4.1 projects, how to find them, and how you can potentially expand your own qualifications. Hear from a European team that has guided numerous midrise, low-rise and single-family residential projects through LEED, and hear about how they are addressing credits that traditionally have been considered particularly challenging. Finally, hear from a sustainability leader, who has worked on numerous BD+C projects and then had to make the jump to LEED Residential, and find out about the lessons she learned through the process. Multiple project examples will be provided highlighting the challenges encountered as well as the solutions implemented. The motivation of clients and the benefits of pursuing LEED Residential certification will also be discussed. Learn how you too can drive meaningful change in residential buildings in Europe.”
- Give examples of credits that are easier to achieve in LEED Residential BD+C: Multifamily v4.1 than in LEED v4 Multifamily Midrise or BD+C: New Construction.
- List the consultants necessary for pursuing EAp Fundamental Commissioning and Verification and EAc Enhanced Commissioning in the LEED Residential: Multifamily v4.1 rating system.
- Discuss the challenges of implementing EQp Radon-Resistant Construction in LEED Residential BD+C: Multifamily v4.1 in Europe
- Explain the benefits a client has from pursuing LEED certification on a multifamily residential project