Sourcing of Raw Materials is a streamlined, more achievable version of the LEED v4 credit. The v4 credit had an unachievable Option 1 (for corporate sustainability reporting), and a 2nd option that required 25% of products by cost to meet a variety of environmental metrics. However, it limited the ability of structural and envelope products to comply.
It can be done… but you’re really going to have to plan for it! The MRc2 credit that was dead-on-arrival in LEED v4, Multi-Attribute Optimization, now has a very slight pulse in LEED v4.1. Now, the credit thresholds have been re-written so that only 10 products are needed, and there’s actually a confirmed standard to […]
You can’t let these 2 points go to waste! Construction waste management is pursued on nearly every LEED project, and for good reason. With proper planning, two points are achievable. The updates to LEED v4.1 make credit achievement for 1 point very straightforward by eliminating the material streams requirement. Additional points are required by actually […]
One way to earn the Material Ingredient reporting credit (which is Option 1 in Material Ingredients) in LEED versions 4 and 4.1 by using products with Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
Our takeaways from the Greenbuild 2019 conference and expo, and some predictions for the future of Green Construction in 2020.
Today, we’re going to take a look at what you need to know about Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, to qualify for LEED version 4 and 4.1.
This is part five in Green Badger’s series of deep dives into the changes for LEED v4.1 and how they may affect project teams moving forward. In this post, we cover changes to construction waste management.
This is part four in Green Badger’s series of deep dives into the changes for LEED v4.1 and how they may affect project teams moving forward. For more resources, visit the other posts in our series bellow: Part One: Introducing the LEED v4.1 Update Part Two: Green Bader’s LEED v4.1 Update Review – Environmental Product […]
This is Part 3 in Green Badger’s series of deep dives into the changes for LEED v4.1 and how they may affect project teams.
EPD Option 1 doesn’t appear to change much, and since this credit was readily achievable in LEED v4.0, may be a good thing.