How to Earn the New LCA Credit for Canadian LEED v4 Projects

DURATION: 1.5 hours, approved for LEED Specific BD+C GBCI CE hour(s)

A big change in LEED v4 rewards designers who use life cycle assessment (LCA) to verifiably reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Option 4 of the new MR credit "Building life-cycle impact reduction" is worth up to five points* for Canadian projects, and they're easier to achieve than they look. This webinar will provide an overview of LCA and its value to sustainable design in quantifying important embodied building performance metrics. This online course will explain the new LCA credit, and will demonstrate how to earn the credit using a simple and free software tool, the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings.

This course is delivered by Mark Lucuik of Morrison Hershfield and Jennifer O'Connor of the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute.

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An email will be sent from “Support Team” with the subject “CaGBC Central: New User Account” within 1 to 2 business days of purchase. If you already have a CaGBC Central account, your On Demand will appear under “My Courses” within 1-2 business days of purchase.

You will have access for a period of three calendar months from the date the course is made available to you.

Member (National or Chapter) price: $29

Non member price: $39

Regular price: $39.00