An Introduction to Environmental Building Declarations

GBCI course ID: # 0920007503

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Introduction
This article looks at Environmental Building Declarations and the role it plays in a project. Readers will learn what functions are evaluated as part of achieving an EBD, how they are integrated into a project and the future role and importance of EBDs in building’s sustainability assessments. This article is for project owners and designers and will provide insight into whole-building life-cycle analysis assessments.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the EBD in the project timeline.
2. Understand how an EBD impacts building design.
3. Describe the elements included in an EBD.
4. Understand the future role and importance of EBDs.

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.