Making the Business Case for Better Materials, a First Friday Webinar by USGBC Communities, April 1, 1pm

  • 1 April 2022
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Communities
Making the Business Case for Better Materials, USGBC
Event Description

There has never been a more important time for materials and resources in buildings. From climate change, to habitat destruction, to threats to human and ecological health, the world faces big challenges. While the building industry is not responsible for all the harms, it does play a role, and, importantly, building materials can provide solutions.


In this session, our expert panel shares the business case for sustainable products, including trends in LEED v4.1 that show products and materials have the ability to transform markets for the better. You will hear how the design community is prioritizing material choices and demanding higher sustainable performance. Finally, a manufacturer shares their journey towards developing better products that embrace climate smart trends. Join us for a lively discussion about the business case for sustainable materials.


  • Understand the business case for LEED and the role of building products in LEED certification.
  • Articulate how low-carbon, circular and healthy materials are prioritized in LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C credits and where to find them.
  • Learn about the demand for better materials being championed by the design community through the AIA A&D Materials Pledge.
  • Hear one manufacturer’s journey towards developing sustainable, regenerative products that meet the LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C material credit criteria

(Recorded May 2021) Opening hosted by MANE Region.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Communities
  • Logistics / Parking
    • This collection of LEED specific courses is available to anyone but is free with an individual membership supporting your local community. Code for free entry is sent quarterly or request at

      This course is approved for 1 hour LEED specific for BD+C, ID+C, and the LEED Green Associate.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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