An Overview of the Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4

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Sustainable design and green building are ever evolving. LEED version 4, introduced in late 2013, contains significant changes in the area of Materials and Resources. Masonry expert, Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED A.P., provides an overview of the LEEDTM v4 Rating System. This lesson will address LEED v4 credit categories, with particular emphasis on the Materials and Resources credits, and identify how masonry products can contribute to sustainable design and LEED. This lesson will also discuss the ways sustainable design goes beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System and give insight on the environmental building marketplace, as well as cover criteria and considerations used in selecting masonry products for LEED projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the LEED v4 BD+C New Construction Rating System
  • Understand the changes in the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED v4
  • Explain sustainable design strategies and LEED strategies that utilize masonry
  • Identify elements of sustainable design that are not always part of green building rating systems

Presenter: Christine Subasic
Date Presented: February 8, 2018
Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU