The #BestinWest USGBC Western Region webinar series continues! USGBC Idaho hosts the fourth episode in the series with the theme Leadership Platforms. LEED Fellow Scott Bowman and environmental change scientist Jeffrey Hicke will provide an overview of the projected impacts of climate change in the west as it relates to the built environment. Attendees will learn how the leadership platforms LEED v4 and the LEED v4 Climate Resilience screening tool can be leveraged to design buildings suited to meet the demands of our changing world.
The climate is changing. Severe weather events, rising CO2 levels, higher temperature trends, loss of ice pack, and many other manifestations of this change are in the daily news. Buildings that use less energy and resources are part of the solution to this problem but they must also respond to these changes! This webinar will look both at the foundational issues and results of climate change using the most recent forecasts for change in the west. The ability of buildings to include this information and adjust over time to the changes will be discussed.
After participating in this Webinar:
1. Participants will understand broad impacts of climate change and more specific outcomes that may affect the Western United States.
2. Participants will understand the three parts to the LEED BD+C v4 Resiliency in Design Pilot Credit.
3. Participants will become familiar with the Resiliency Screening Tool that is a resource under LEED BD+C v4.
4. Participants will be able to apply the three parts of the LEED BD+C v4 Pilot Credit to their projects; Assessment and Planning for Resilience, Design for Enhanced Resilience, and Design for Passive Survivability.
Webinar Length: 90 minutes
Credits Available: 1.5 GBCI hours and 1 AIA learning unit