Life-Cycle Assessment, LEED v4, and Environmental Product Declarations , 61 minutes

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WSP's Julie Sinistore will walk you through how to document the least implemented requirements in LEED v4 Materials and Resources credit category. As an expert life cycle assessment (LCA) practitioner, she will help you become familiar with the ins and outs of LCA and how it is applied in LEED v4 and V4.1 BD+C including whole building life cycle assessment and environmental product declarations (EPDs).

You will also understand the information in EPDs and be able to locate and identify life cycle information for materials and products for a LEED project from a certified EPD verifier.


Julie Sinistore, Ph.D., is Project Director, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change at WSP USA. As a project director, Julie Sinistore brings multiple skills to the firm’s sustainability and energy offerings. Her expertise includes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Water Footprinting of products and services, in addition to sustainability strategy in the electronics, bio-based fuels and chemicals, agriculture, and building and construction sectors.

Julie has been conducting LCAs since 2007. She holds a PhD in Biological Systems Engineering and a M.Sc. in Agroecology from UW-Madison, and a BS in Natural Resource Management from Cook College of Rutgers University. Her research work and publications focus on LCA of bio-based fuels, energy policy analysis, and sustainability assessment methodology.