Earn 3 LEED CMP Credits in the Greenbuild Exhibit Hall by reading about and discussing two important green building industry topics.
Greenbuild will focus on one topic each day of the Exhibit Hall. White papers provide background information and a foundation for the Exhibit Hall Discussions. After reading the white papers, attendees and exhibitors will discuss the topic and how it relates to their green building activities and companies.
To participate and earn 1.5 hours of LEED CMP Credit on Wednesday and Thursday, complete all four steps each day:
1. To prepare for the Exhibit Hall Discussions, review the topic descriptions below, read the white papers, and review the suggested discussion questions.
2. Scan at the Info Desk to register attendee participation
3. Discuss the topic with exhibitors
4. Complete the online quiz related to the green building topic, which will be emailed to you after scanning in. Complete the quiz before November 7, 2014 for 1.5 CE credits.
Today’s electric systems is a centralized generation and one way delivery based on 100 year old technology limitations that no longer exist thanks to modern solid state technology. This paper describes a new power network that will do for electric power generation and distribution what the Internet did for data generation and distribution. Most importantly, it will describe a transformation process for buildings that will employ hybrid architectures that can be incrementally applied over time to address both new and existing building stock and utility infrastructure while accelerating the use of site based clean energy and creating highly energy efficient buildings.
Author: EMerge Alliance
This discussion of whole-building LCA will dive into the how this quantitative method and system of thinking can inform decision-making throughout the design and construction process. We will discuss how LCA can be integrated into schematic design (is this the right system to achieve project goals), design development (how much material is actually required), and construction development (how to choose a better product). The goal of this paper is to lay out a framework for including LCA into the common workflow of LEED project teams. The paper will conclude with a discussion of available LCA tools and current industry challenges.
2. What do you see as barriers to implementing LCA into the project workflow? What opportunities might make this integration easier?
Before answering these questions, do some information gathering:
Author: LEED Department Staff- Materials and Resources Subject Matter Experts