Building owners are often faced with a difficult decision when given the chance to pursue certification for their new or existing buildings. Even once the decision is made to certify, it can be overwhelming to evaluate all the different types of rating systems to determine which one is most appropriate given the cost limitations, expertise of the project team, and owner’s motivation to pursue sustainability in the first place. Join us in this one-hour course to explore many of the most popular rating systems, including LEED, Green Globes, WELL and others.
Teresa Stern, LEED AP BD+C, has almost 20 years of sustainable building experience, with a background in architecture, green consulting, and technical research. She brings her combination of design facilitation and practical implementation expertise to help project teams tailor green building solutions. She has worked across multiple LEED platforms, from new to existing buildings, and single sites to campuses and portfolios. Past project work includes LEED v3/v2009 Visioning, Starbucks 1st LEED Store, Microsoft’s LEED EB Pilot Project, and LEED Performance Evaluation for the City of Seattle.