Better Building Materials: Part 2

Better Building Materials: Part 2

Materials make the built environment possible, and collectively, the effects of millions of materials choices have massive consequences for the ecosystem and human health at local, regional, and global scales. Selecting materials with desirable human health and environmental attributes that deliver comparable or improved function, durability, and maintainability—has always been an important component of green building.

LEED v4 aims to accelerate the process to reorient materials design and selection
from a reactive approach that addresses problems as they arise to a proactive approach that encourages safer life cycle design and product specification.

During this course, we will explore how LEED v4 approaches the health and environmental impacts of materials. In addition, we will discuss how specifying building materials has become more complex for projects. Our team will review the connections between building materials and environmental impacts. And finally, we will discuss how building material substances and ingredients can affect human health.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain how LEED v4 approaches the health and environmental impacts of materials
  2. Articulate how materials decisions have become more complex for projects
  3. Describe the connections between building materials and environmental impacts
  4. Discuss how certain substances affect human health
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AIA Course Number: 
GCE008
GBCI Course ID: 
0920015410
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion

$35.00