Learning Objectives

1. Understand how chemistry enhances material function, features and performance.
2. Identify how sustainable design and environmental analysis tools aid in selection of building materials and systems.
3. Learn how material durability, construction function and features are enhanced by ingredient selection.
4. Gain insight on industry regulation, standards and processes promote product safety.


This course was very informative.

Patrick Jewell

Good general overview of the process and credit



Peter Cadoux

Interesting topic

Scott Frank

very informative, great breakdown of information

Sheri Spoharski

Thank you

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Tom Kelly

Provide some good guidance concerning PC103

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Jack Seitsinger

nice course

mel maertz

helpful resource to understand building materials and impact to build environment

Aavart Patel

This was a good course

Andrew Warren

Interesting topic!

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Olga Yuil

Very Informative

Jonathan Berkman

Interesting Course

Doug Martin

good course

Anne Smith

Very informative

Nick Palmer

Thank you!

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henry panton

Informative and Insightful.

Charles Lee

Great presentation. Appreciated.

Derreck Travis

A very useful information received on evaluation of building materials, by its components, production etc., also on better understanding of different declarations (safety, EPD, HPD).

Katarina Popovic

The slideshow wasn't complete in terms of the information provided.

Erik Mar

Excellent information,

Carla Acosta

Great course.

Judy Santos

Well explained.

Victoria Lambrecht

Very informative course


Very informative.

Peter Nelson


Rikki Frenkel

Good knowledge!

Shawn Xiaotu Xu

good intro into something that we are not involved with often.

Phillip Plaisted

Thanks, sometimes hard to hear presenter, but great material/presentation

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Yingying Zhang

LEED Pilot Credit #103: Integrative Analysis of Building Materials


In the materials selection process, builders seek to balance numerous product performance attributes, including durability, aesthetics and health, safety and environmental impacts. Transparency and life cycle thinking are central components of a robust materials selection process, one that enables builders to choose the most appropriate materials for their project.

The U.S. Green Building Council now offers an innovative LEED pilot credit (#103), Integrative Analysis of Building Materials, to encourage building project teams to evaluate products and materials using available life cycle information to identify those that have positive environmental, health and safety impacts. The credit informs project team decisions by providing access to information shared by building materials manufacturers on their product’s life cycle impacts.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC & CAGBC), 1 IDCEC1+ 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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