Decarbonizing Construction: Specifying Sustainable Products For LEED
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.
Embodied carbon is the hidden impact embedded within construction materials and products and contributes significantly to our carbon footprint. By understanding the implications of your specification decisions, you possess the key to not only reducing embodied carbon, but also creating resilient and environmentally conscious structures. In this course, we explore how LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M ratings systems address embodied carbon and help reduce environmental impacts.
- Describe how LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M ratings systems address embodied carbon and operational carbon and help reduce environmental impacts.
- Discuss how LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M credits integrate product specification strategies to reduce embodied carbon and create sustainable buildings for occupants.
- Review how EPDs used for LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M projects can help reduce embodied carbon and reward manufacturers for optimizing their products.
- Identify building products with a high carbon footprint and solutions that may help reduce environmental impacts.