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Ohio Webinar| Fair Play: Social Equity Within the Project Team

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Income inequality in the United States has increased significantly since the 1970s after several decades of stability. People today live in a starkly unequal society as America’s top ten percent now average nearly nine times as much income as the bottom ninety percent. Racial inequalities have manifested in American society ranging from racial disparities in wealth, poverty rates, housing patterns, educational opportunities, unemployment rates, and incarceration rates. In his book Wealth of Nations, Scottish philosopher and free market theorist Adam Smith recognized that rising real wages leads to the "improvement in the circumstances of the lower ranks of people" and are therefore an advantage to society. The bottom line is that Project teams should focus on fair pay and professional development for construction workers, as well as corporate social responsibility.

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the project team, as it applies to the LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. Participants will explore how to promote and further social equity by integrating strategies that address identified social and economic needs and disparities among those working on the project. In addition, we will learn about The Davis–Bacon Act of 1931 which was passed when Jim Crow Laws were in effect throughout the Southern United States. The presentation will examine a living wage, life-skills training, human rights, and social responsibility certifications.

The intended audience for this course includes architects, engineers, contractors, owners, building product manufacturers, and other design professionals who want to promote fair trade, human rights, and other equity practices. Course participants will learn how to achieve the Social Equity within the Project Team Pilot Credit for the LEED v4 BD+C rating systems. In addition, participants will learn how to utilize Frameworks to address the social equity issues of this LEED credit.


  1. Identify the intent and requirements of LEED BD+C pilot credit: Social Equity Within the Project Team
  2. Discuss how the LEED BD+C pilot credit: Social Equity Within the Project Team addresses social equity for construction workers through workforce pay and benefits
  3. Explain how the LEED BD+C pilot credit: Social Equity Within the Project Team approaches human rights, labor practices, and society
  4. Identify strategies to promote social equity on LEED projects

This course is good for 1 LEED Specific CE Credit (BD+C) 1 AIA LU/HSW and is available for USGBC Ohio Members only. For USGBC Ohio Membership, please visit our website. Attendees must be registered by 10:30am the day of the webinar. For scheduling purposes, please use the 'Add to Calendar Button' in blue at the right of the screen. A link to the WebEx Meeting will be emailed to you from Eventbrite sixty minutes prior to the viewing. Attendees can view the webinar from any computer with functioning audio and video. Please make sure that when joining the meeting you type in the full name(s) of all the registered viewers at your location viewing the webinar and stay for the duration of the video(s) to be considered as present. CE credits will be submitted automatically.

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