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April First Friday Webinar: Pioneering the Way to LEED v4

The Library! At Bown Crossing project is one of the first endeavors to pursue certification under the new LEED v4 BD+C rating system. We invite you to explore the building design concepts and construction implementation regarding both design and LEED in an in-depth analysis.

The project team chose to implement LEED v4 before the registration deadline was established, resulting in a truly pioneering effort to certify before most projects considered taking the plunge. This choice was a collaborative decision between the design team, construction team, and key stakeholders.

In this course, lessons learned from this project to achieve LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Silver Certification are analyzed to provide current and future project teams with best practices for implementing the new rating system effectively and efficiently. v4 is here, but there’s nothing to fear!


  1. Identify challenges that the Bown Library! project team faced when pursuing the Low-emitting materials credit of the LEED v4 BD+C rating system

  2. Examine how the Integrative Process credit of the LEED v4 BD+C rating system effected the pre-design, design, and construction phases of the Bown Library! project

  3. List the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits of the LEED v4 BD+C rating system that the project team chose to pursue during the construction phase kick-off meeting

  4. Apply the best practice strategies identified in this course to future LEED v4 BD+C rating system project(s)


$10 for all attendees. Are you a USGBC Community member? Please contact us to get your free promo code. Not a USGBC Community Member, yet? Join here.

General Information:

Advance registration is required. If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you will need to include your GBCI number and AIA number in the registration/order form. You may also pose questions you’d like to discuss related to this months LEED v4 topic in the registration! Login instructions will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.

Approved for 1 LEED-specific GBCI CE hour for the BD+C specialty and the LEED Green Associate.

Questions? Please contact: Kirsten Swanson