What 2020 Taught Us About the Future of Green Building

  • March 10, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2020 Top 10 States for LEED showcases the expansion of green building across the U.S., with Massachusetts ranking first in the nation. Although the COVID-19 pandemic affected the building and construction industry in 2020, U.S. states still made sustainable, healthy buildings a priority. Committing to certification and adopting practices that address economic, health, social and environmental challenges will only become more important as companies prepare for what comes next.

Join USGBC experts to hear about insights and lessons from the 2020 top states and dive into three factors that will drive the future of green building in the months and years ahead: net zero, circularity and the COVID-19 response.

2020 was a reminder that LEED will play a crucial role in our economic recovery as we focus on supporting healthy people in healthy places. Register to attend this hour-long discussion to hear from:

Rhiannon Jacobsen (moderator), USGBC Managing Director, North America

Emma Hughes, Project Manager for LEED and LEED Zero

Wes Sullens, Director for LEED’s Materials and Resources work

Larissa Oaks, LEED’s Indoor Environmental Quality specialist

This webinar is eligible for 1 hour of LEED-specific CE for BD+C, ID+C and O+M.

Learning objectives

• Discuss building industry trends from 2020 and how circularity, net zero and COVID-19 will impact green building going forward

• Understand the role of the LEED Safety First pilot credits as a tool to support the safe use and occupancy of buildings, building on requirements in LEED BD+C, ID+C and O+M.

• Outline the requirements and framework for LEED Zero and how it builds on the LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M rating system requirements

• Understand how credits and strategies within LEED support circularity in building products and materials

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