What not to miss at Greenbuild: LEED v4

Whether you’re studying for a LEED credential exam or working on a project, making sure you’re up to date on the developments included in LEED v4 is important to the work that you do. Updates within LEED v4 expand it to address the unique challenges of different building and space types and reach further to include market and technological advancements. 

This year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo will feature over 270 sessions that include education sessions, summits, expo discussions, tours and more.

To help you plan your days, we’ve listed some of the offerings focused on LEED v4.

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop for LEED v4 (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

The LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop for LEED v4 will prepare attendees by covering the material that is included on the exam and other pertinent information. Two facilitators will give an overview of the exam and its procedures, help workshop attendees learn and understand the material being presented, and offer study tips for preparing for the exam on their own.

LEED O+M: Rating System Overview and Exam Prep (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

To earn the professional credential, one must pass the USGBC exam. This process requires an understanding of the LEED Rating System’s core concepts and strategies. The LEED AP O+M course includes all LEED v4 changes, and taking the class will give a candidate full knowledge of what information they need to master to pass the current exam.

Next Generation of Certification: LEED v4, WELL, SITES, PEER & GRESB (Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.)

GBCI Credit Hours: 1| AIA Credit Hours: 1 LU|HSW | LEED Specific: BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, HOMES

The Next Generation of Certification session will include an overview of key certification statistics, a description of comprehensive program improvements and the development of innovative certification solutions that are focused on value-add direct engagement with project teams. This update will also include a description of new program certifications that are now part of GBCI’s certification repertoire, including the WELL Building Standard, Sustainable SITES, PEER and GRESB and include a preview of new certification options for LEED project teams. If you are unable to attend this session, please visit the GBCI Certification Work Zone, where you can discuss your projects and interact face-to-face with our LEED, PEER and SITES review staff and WELL Assessors.

LEED v4: Market Transformation in Action (Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)

GBCI Credit Hours: 1| AIA Credit Hours: 1 LU|HSW | LEED Specific: BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, HOMES

USGBC’s LEED green building rating system has been a significant driver for market transformation since its debut in 2000. Even with much accomplished, the urgency still exists to improve our built environment. LEED v4, the next version of LEED, was released in 2013 and redefines leadership in green building. It includes many new concepts and more rigorous requirements to continue the transformation of our construction industry. This session will focus on three key concepts in LEED v4—building performance, material optimization and international adaptation—and how the market is reacting to these concepts.