Carbon Clarity: Whole Building LCA For LEED Projects
GreenCE’s mission is to support the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment by empowering design professionals to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. GreenCE’s course catalog includes LEED exam preparation, continuing education to maintain your AIA or LEED credential, as well as specialty education focused on topics such as ADA/Barrier-Free requirements. We are committed to designing the highest quality continuing education programs in the construction industry.
Whole building LCA and carbon analysis play a crucial role in promoting sustainable and low-carbon construction practices. By considering the entire life cycle of a building, these assessments help reduce environmental impacts and contribute to a more sustainable built environment. In this course we explore how project teams can use whole building LCA to reduce carbon for LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C projects.
- Discuss how the LEED v4.1 BD+C Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction credit can help project teams reduce global warming impacts and reduce environmental harm.
- Describe how the LEED v4.1 ID+C Interiors Life-Cycle Impact Reduction credit can help project teams decrease global warming impacts and create environmentally focused buildings.
- Review how whole building LCA can help project teams promote long-term carbon reduction strategies for LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C projects.
- Explain how widespread adoption of whole building LCA practices can have a substantial impact reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change at a global scale.