Road to a Resilient Heartland Webinar Series: Introduction to LEED Zero

  • May 20, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online

Organization: USGBC Ohio

Introduction to LEED Zero


How do you take your high performing building to the next level and mitigate your project’s contributions to climate change? This overview shows you how LEED Zero builds on the goals of LEED to provide a simple verification of net zero performance during building operations. The presentation will review the critical need for action as global climate change impacts pose complex human health, environmental and economic challenges. Then it will show how LEED Zero provides a framework for building projects to transition from leadership in design to leadership in performance. LEEDv4.1 is already driving the built environment to higher levels of holistic sustainability performance. LEED Zero takes this one step further to certify net zero energy, carbon, water and waste operational performance.

The session will focus on LEED Zero Energy and break down the key definitions, concepts, equations and requirements to achieve LEED Zero Energy. The speaker will discuss connections to relevant LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M prerequisites and credits that provide a foundation for teams to pursue LEED Zero. The session focuses on net zero energy but will also briefly introduce the LEED Zero Carbon, Zero Waste and Zero Water Certifications, which recognize other valuable net zero goals.

Join us to learn more about how to leverage LEED Zero for your projects so you can be part of a global effort to transform the built environment in the era of climate change.


Recognize the transition from design to performance to achieve net zero energy goals during building operations.​

Describe the requirements for LEED Zero Certification

Identify key energy management concepts reflected in LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M credits as the foundation for projects to design for and achieve net zero energy during building operation.

Describe concepts and requirements for LEED Zero Carbon, LEED Zero Waste, and LEED Zero Water

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