Advancing sustainable design with life cycle assessment (LCA)

GBCI course ID: # 0920001077

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Introduction
Life cycle thinking in construction is now more important than ever. Changes in LEED and Green Globes are pushing designers to consider life cycle impacts of their design choices, both on a material level and a whole-building level. This course will provide attendees with an understanding of life cycle assessment, an understanding of how to apply LCA to design, touch on how to achieve LCA credits in LEED v4 and Green Globes, and understand the environmental impacts of design choices.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand life cycle assessment (LCA)
2. Apply LCA to design projects
3. Achieve the new LCA credits in LEED v4 and Green Globes
4. Understand the environmental impacts of design choices

Assessment
All articles offered by SABMag are GBCI approved. To qualify for continuing education learning hours, practitioners must first read the technical article below, and then proceed to complete the short quiz at the end. You must receive 80% on the quiz to record the activity as part of your continuing education. An email will be sent to you and will act as your certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the requirements.