Selecting Optimized Products for LEED Projects , 60 minutes

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Want to optimize your product selections for health and sustainability while also earning LEED certification? This webinar is designed for you. 

Products meeting the requirements of LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C were barely available a decade ago. But since then, market forces and the introduction of LEED v4.1 in beta have largely corrected that. It’s become much easier to vet products since more and more have environmental and health disclosures. Meanwhile, “optimized” products, as defined by LEED, are ever more common.

These market changes and LEED updates are also helping project teams achieve the material-related credits when certifying under v4.1 or when substituting certain v4.1 credits on a v4 project.

This pragmatic course walks you through the v4 and v4.1 versions of the three Materials & Resources credits that encourage disclosure and optimization. You’ll learn:

  • Why these credits exist and how they’ve evolved over time

  • The difference between v4 and v4.1 versions of the three credits, and which version to choose for your project

  • How to identify products that meet disclosure and optimization options

  • Which product categories to focus on, based on data tracking from actual project teams

  • How to submit your documentation


Lauren Richardson is the Sustainability Manager for Green Badger, which provides ESG & LEED cloud-based automation and compliance solutions for the green construction industry.  She provides onboarding, training, and ongoing support to project teams. Lauren worked as a commercial interior designer for 10 years and prior to that served as Director of Quality and Training for a manufacturing firm.