Session Details

The WELL Building Standard, LEED v4 and The Living Building Challenge And How They Are Changing the Conversation at the Design Table (RMG01)

Track: RMG - Market Transformation Tools
Format: Rocky Mountain Green Session, Lecture
Full Description: The evolution of green building certifications with LEED v4, The WELL Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge have shifted the conversations happening around the design table. Designers and Owners are becoming increasingly focused on materials transparency, product life cycles, embodied carbon and human health. Recent experiences with these certifications for our new office space have led to a shift in the thinking and expertise required of our architects and designers. Design professionals are now being asked to be experts in chemistry and biology, in addition to high performance buildings. Attendees will gain an understanding of industry changes driven by today’s green building standards, similarities in the standards, potential conflicts and resources for navigating this new frontier. In addition, they will learn steps to transform the conversation at their organizations.



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