Webinar: How LEED V4.1 Addresses Climate Change, October 8, 11am - 12:30pm EDT

  • 8 October 2020
  • Start time : 11:00 AM
  • End time : 12:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Middle Atlantic Region
How LEED V4.1 Addresses Climate Change
Event Description

1.5 AIA LU + 1 GBCI CE

How well does LEED address the causes and appropriate responses to climate change? The answer to this question is a critical consideration as organizations and governments decide how to implement programs to achieve their intended goals of reducing their climate related impact. A rating system could easily fall into the trap of overemphasizing elements that don’t have as big of an impact, or they might ignore other elements that are emerging critical areas to address.

This is being presented as a discussion between Subject Matter Expert - Joshua Radoff, LEED Fellow and SVP – Built Ecology, WSP and Geoff Hurst, Vice-President of Sustainability at Related Companies LP, a real estate owner and developer with over $15billion of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail and office property.

This discussion will review the broad areas where buildings and the built environment have an impact on GHG emissions and climate change. It will also look at the important steps, technologies, and strategies to reach zero carbon, and review how LEED v4.1 addresses each of these areas. Lastly, it will review the various definitions and recently developed rating systems to certify Net Zero Energy and Carbon. Areas addressed will include:

• Building efficiency, passive design

• Electrification of buildings and transportation

• Embodied carbon from materials and refrigerants

• Strategies for onsite and offsite renewable energy

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the various areas of GHG emissions from the built environment.

2. Understand which LEED credits address these areas of impact.

3. Understand how electrification and time of use energy use impacts GHG emissions.

4. Understand the relative impact of transportation, embodied carbon, and operational energy.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Middle Atlantic Region
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President, Built Ecology - WSP and LEED Fellow

      Josh is a Senior Vice President with WSP and leads WPS’s Built Ecology practice. Josh works on a range of horizontal and vertical sustainable buildings and infrastructure projects, including those pursuing high level sustainability goals such as Net Zero Energy, WELL and LEED certification. Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability group YR&G, was a co-founder of the advocacy group GreenHomeNYC. He was co-chair of the ULI Colorado Healthy Places Committee and is a LEED Fellow. He holds Masters’ degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Columbia University in New York. Josh teaches a class at the University of Colorado, Boulder on decarbonizing the built environment.
      Geoff Hurst, Vice President – Sustainability, Related Companies LP

      Geoff Hurst is currently the Vice President of Sustainability for Related Companies LP, a real estate owner and developer with over $15billion of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail and office property. Since 2014 Geoff has overseen the sustainable design and construction of Related’s exclusively LEED certified developments and improvement of the company’s sustainable operations and maintenance standards. Geoff has served on several city and state commissioned task forces, including the AIA COTE Zero Waste Design Guidelines, NYC Green Codes and Zone Green 2.0 Task Force. Geoff is a Registered Architect in New York, a LEED-AP and Certified Passive House Designer, with experience in residential and hospitality design. Prior to joining Related Geoff led the Green Group for Vidaris’s New York office.
  • Cost
    • USGBC Individual Members: $15

      Non-Members: $25

      Students: $5
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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