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Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Materials & Resources

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tree House; 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745

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LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: MATERIALS & RESOURCES
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
Tree House
4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

About this Event
Looking to network with high-performance building professionals? Looking for all 6 of your LEED-specific CEUs to maintain your professional credential? Confused about the design implications of LEEDv4?

Certifying projects under LEEDv4 is significantly different than certifying projects under LEED 2009. This introductory course reviews the basic differences between LEED2009 and LEEDv4 including upgrades in energy baseline and reconsideration of the Materials and Resources credits. Special emphasis will be provided on the Integrative Process, Regional Priority, and Innovation in Design credits.

This event is the third installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series. 

1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour


About the Speakers
Dirk Kestner is a Principal and the corporate Director of Sustainable Design for Walter P Moore, a 600-person structural and enclosure engineering firm with a worldwide portfolio.  Dirk is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a LEED AP BD+C. Dirk is a current a member of the LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR TAG) and was the founding chairman of the Sustainability Committee for The Structural Engineering Institute, and served as an editor and coordinator of the committee’s book Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer.  He is currently pursuing the LEED WBLCA credit via Pilot Credit 63 and LEED v4 on five projects including Capitol Tower, the first LEED V4 project in the US to attempt the LCA credit.  He has also performed comparative LCA’s on ten other buildings that did not pursue LEED ratings.  He has extensive experience with both the ATHENA and Tally WBLCA tools, and was the invited speaker at The Athena Institute’s 2016 general meeting.

Kileigh Shea is a Graduate Engineer with Walter P Moore.  She has a diverse background with structural design and is involved in a number of local projects ranging from Republic Square Park to 1400 Lavaca.  She has also been involved in many projects using WBLCA in both the LEED and the AEGB rating systems, including Houston’s Capitol Tower and “The Waterfront” project in Austin.  She has extensive experience with both the ATHENA and Tally WBLCA tools.




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