Safer Chemicals in Building Products: How to Get LEED Credit! Webinar

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In this webinar, Dr. Lauren Heine provides an overview of the LEED v4 Disclosure and Optimization credits, with a focus on available tools that can be used to support manufacturers and specifiers in achieving those credits.

The Materials & Resource section of the U.S. Green Building Council’s new LEED v4 standard proposes dramatic changes in how building products are considered for incorporation into LEED projects. The focus has expanded from single-attribute qualities such as recycled content and rapidly renewable materials to include themes of transparency and optimization that are operationalized through ingredient disclosure, hazard screening, hazard reduction and product optimization. GreenScreen® List Translator and the full GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals method are cited in LEED v4 as key tools to support building product disclosure and optimization. Health Product Declaration™, GreenScreen® and Cradle to Cradle® certification support manufacturers and specifiers in developing or specifying products on the path from inventory to assessment to optimization. This webinar describes the range of approaches that can be used to align with LEED v4 certification.

Dr. Lauren Heine applies green chemistry, green engineering and design for the environment for sustainable business practices.  Lauren works closely with the USEPA Design for the Environment Program to facilitate the development of DfE Screens for Safer Chemicals.  She co-authored GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, a tool for benchmarking chemicals based on inherent hazard.  Lauren earned her doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

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