Come at 8:30 am and enjoy refreshments before the workshop which begins at 9 am.
Understanding LEED v4 BD+C
Join USGBC-Greater Virginia for an intensive one day workshop that will provide an in-depth analysis of the new LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Rating System, with a focus on New Construction. A panel of Virginia sustainability leaders and LEED practitioners will guide attendees through the intent and requirements of each of the new and updated credits, including compliance strategies and what is needed for successful documentation. The new version of LEED represents an increased level of rigor, with new credit categories and concepts. An emphasis on integrated design and credit synergies leads to a truly holistic and sustainable approach to building design and construction. Attendees should leave the workshop with the confidence to implement the LEED v4 rating system on future projects.
Access to Full-Day Workshop
Digital copy of LEED v4 BD+C Rating System
GBCI and AIA hours*
*LEED Green Associates or LEED APs will also earn between 6-8 continuing education hours that can either be self-reported or you can provide us your GBCI number for automatic reporting. This workshop is pending approval from GBCI to be considered “LEED-specific”. AIA approval is also anticipated. Attendees seeking LEED accreditation will gain a strong foundation of knowledge of the rating system for exam preparation.
1. Distinguish the structural changes to LEED under v4, including new credit categories
2. Analyze the intent, requirements, and compliance strategies for successful documentation
3. Identify synergies between credits both within and between credit categories
4. Recognize how enhanced credit requirements lead to higher performing buildings and market transformation
Charlene Harper, LEED AP
Charlene is a partner and the director of engineering and design at HG Design Studio, a creative civil engineering and landscape architecture firm in Richmond, Virginia. Charlene’s career has centered on finding ways to reduce the environmental impacts of the built environment, and her particular area of expertise is in innovative stormwater treatment design. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Charlene has a masters of natural resources degree focused on global sustainability leadership, both from Virginia Tech.
Bob Crowell, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Bob is Vice President and co-founder of 2rw Consultants and is the principal responsible for the firm’s design and inspection services, marketing, and quality control. Bob has 34 years of industry experience and has been with 2rw since co-founding the firm in 1985. He has expertise in both mechanical and electrical design for new construction, renovation, and historic restoration and applies his technical experience in directing the MEP/FP design department at the firm. For 13 years Bob served was an adjunct faculty member in the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Architecture where he taught a graduate-level course related to energy conservation and environmental control systems for buildings.
Peter Mackey, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Peter is a LEED Accredited Professional and an IGSHPA-certified geothermal system installer for 2rw Consultants, who specializes in designing high-performance HVAC systems and performing construction administration. Prior to joining 2rw Peter worked in the mechanical contracting market where he gained invaluable training and field experience. As a project manager and lead mechanical engineer at 2rw, Peter is skilled in developing LEED specifications and designs. He is involved in a wide variety of projects including new construction and renovation of K-12 schools, higher education and research facilities, police stations, fire houses, court houses, and mixed-use and multi-family developments.
Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor is a Project Manager at Richmond-based Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC. Rebecca leads building and interior design and construction teams pursuing sustainable design certification across a wide variety of project types. Notable achievements include Virginia’s first Platinum-level certification, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Walter L. Rice Education Building completed in 2009 and the Gold-level certification for the EPA Region 10 Headquarters in Seattle in 2015. Rebecca spearheaded the James River Green Building Council’s (now the USGBC-Greater Virginia Chapter) efforts to create the Regional component of LEED 2009, and is a founding Board Member. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Rebecca received her master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
Paul Crumpler, PE, CEM, CMVP, CDSM, CxA
Paul Crumpler is a registered professional engineer and commissioning authority with 36 years of experience in energy management, process efficiency, pollution prevention, and machine and process design. He also has extensive experience in systems optimization and engineering studies of steam, hot water, and chilled water systems.
Non-Members + Membership Special: $200 includes event registration + 1-year membership to USGBC – Greater Virginia Chapter
There are 2 parking garages within 5 minutes walking distance of the meeting room. One garage is connected to the building in which we will meet.