Join us for the USGBC Virtual Technical Workshop: LEED V4.1 and Climate Change
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 presentation will review the areas where buildings and the built environment have an impact on GHG emissions and climate change. It will then 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
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.
Thanks to our host-partner WSP
USGBC Individual Members: $30