Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what is an EPD for the purpose of LEED® v4 MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations
  2. Interpret and analyze EPD data to be able to decipher EPD requirements for Option 1 and Option 2 of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations Credit
  3. Compare EPDs to be able to achieve Option 2 of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations Credit
  4. Evaluate pros and cons of EPDs, one of the new key feature of the LEED v4 Material and Resources Credit

Comments

A very detailed presentation on understanding EPDs, very informative. The section on Comparison could have been in a separate presentation.

Mirza

tons of information borderline complicated

Gerry

great course

Rachel

nice overview

Jennifer

Great Lesson! Very informative

Christen

Good Course

Albert

Thanks

Cherie

n/a

Peter

Good course

Pedro

More knowledgeable about EPDs now.

Michael

Detailed and clear

Eszter

Fine thank you

Vincent

Very interesting on difference between Cradle to gate and grave

Jonathan

Thanks

Trevor

good course

Nicholas

Dan

Easy to follow. Nice.

MINGDA

Very technical with a lot of codes and abbreviations

Carrie

good course

Robert

Great course

Jaclynn

Everything was fine The content presentation was very good and the concepts seemed complete thank you

Amir

Good Presentation

Nathan

confusing

Kim

Great course...

Elias

honestly a lot to try to understand in 40 min

Hana

Great. No improvement needed.

George

Very technical Ian’s I liked the real time examples

James

Very technical Ian’s I liked the real time examples

James

Truly Informational

Todd

Interesting topic.

Francisco

This is a very complex process with an even more complex analysis.

james

The information provided are very useful.

Manzoor

No comments, informative course.

Lea

Nice course

Chaohua

easy to follow

Heeva

Enjoyed the Course. Was very informative.

Domenico

Great information.

Layne

N/A

Jesse

This is an interesting topic and promising new area, but like the presentation itself, gets a little too bogged down in the minutia. And whoever wrote the test was a real stickler... I took detailed notes and still barely passed with a 70%. I think EPDs are valuable and an important step towards holding maufacturers accountable, but I do question how much they'll actually help given the mounds of data involved and the challenge of weighing one category versus another. At a certain point all that data actually confuses matters more than it helps. Like the presenter says though, hopefully the end result will be manufacturers taking steps to improve their numbers, even if architects and specifiers are left scratching their heads about which product is actually the greenest.

Hugh

EPD's are valuable in determining Product selections for building products.

James

Nice Presentation

Alex

very interesting

Elaine

nice introduction training session

Patrick

Thanks

Brian

Educational and Informative

Domenico

informative

Hanna

complex with the acronyms- and text presentation

Mirko

More information specific to quiz questions

Dejan

Interesting review

Horacio

complecated but great information

Kishor

Good presentation, although lots of acronyms made it not friendly to follow. The presentation awoke my sense of environmental responsibility. Thank you,

Karla

Thank you

Clement

Good course.

Otto

too specific for architecture. could be reduced. great for a person who does the dep dive.

Will

This was insightful and yet discouraging for thse of us trying to find better products to specify

S Lindsay

Very complex and informative.

Nancie

Informative

James

thanks

Ryan

Difficult to easily absorb such a dry and technical subject. I appreciate the effort of the graphics and examples to aid in understanding.

Raoul

Some duplicate answers in the quiz. Otherwise a good course.

Rohit

Great!

Ramona Venera

Intermediate course bordering Advanced

Evan

good

Sahar

Shining Light on EPDs - Comparing the Environmental Performance of Building Products

FREE

Over the past few years, demand for tools like Environmental Product Declarations has been growing among the green building industry. Primarily intended for a specialized audience, life cycle assessments and their results displayed in standardized documents named EPDs are out in the open for everyone to see. However, EPDs are not mere documentation and are very technical. Green Building Programs, such as LEED, requiring EPDs for credit achievement have forced unspecialized professionals to understand it. This course is intended to give you the tools you need to get your head around EPDs and be able to compare them if needed.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC) + 1 LEED SPECIFIC - BD+C + 1 LEED SPECIFIC - ID+C + 1 AIBD Elective + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour


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Sponsored by


Shining Light on EPDs - Comparing the Environmental Performance of Building Products

FREE

Over the past few years, demand for tools like Environmental Product Declarations has been growing among the green building industry. Primarily intended for a specialized audience, life cycle assessments and their results displayed in standardized documents named EPDs are out in the open for everyone to see. However, EPDs are not mere documentation and are very technical. Green Building Programs, such as LEED, requiring EPDs for credit achievement have forced unspecialized professionals to understand it. This course is intended to give you the tools you need to get your head around EPDs and be able to compare them if needed.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC) + 1 LEED SPECIFIC - BD+C + 1 LEED SPECIFIC - ID+C + 1 AIBD Elective + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour


You must be logged in to take a course. Please login or create an account here

Sponsored by

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what is an EPD for the purpose of LEED® v4 MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations
  2. Interpret and analyze EPD data to be able to decipher EPD requirements for Option 1 and Option 2 of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations Credit
  3. Compare EPDs to be able to achieve Option 2 of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations Credit
  4. Evaluate pros and cons of EPDs, one of the new key feature of the LEED v4 Material and Resources Credit

Comments

A very detailed presentation on understanding EPDs, very informative. The section on Comparison could have been in a separate presentation.

Mirza

tons of information borderline complicated

Gerry

great course

Rachel

nice overview

Jennifer

Great Lesson! Very informative

Christen

Good Course

Albert

Thanks

Cherie

n/a

Peter

Good course

Pedro

More knowledgeable about EPDs now.

Michael

Detailed and clear

Eszter

Fine thank you

Vincent

Very interesting on difference between Cradle to gate and grave

Jonathan

Thanks

Trevor

good course

Nicholas

Dan

Easy to follow. Nice.

MINGDA

Very technical with a lot of codes and abbreviations

Carrie

good course

Robert

Great course

Jaclynn

Everything was fine The content presentation was very good and the concepts seemed complete thank you

Amir

Good Presentation

Nathan

confusing

Kim

Great course...

Elias

honestly a lot to try to understand in 40 min

Hana

Great. No improvement needed.

George

Very technical Ian’s I liked the real time examples

James

Very technical Ian’s I liked the real time examples

James

Truly Informational

Todd

Interesting topic.

Francisco

This is a very complex process with an even more complex analysis.

james

The information provided are very useful.

Manzoor

No comments, informative course.

Lea

Nice course

Chaohua

easy to follow

Heeva

Enjoyed the Course. Was very informative.

Domenico

Great information.

Layne

N/A

Jesse

This is an interesting topic and promising new area, but like the presentation itself, gets a little too bogged down in the minutia. And whoever wrote the test was a real stickler... I took detailed notes and still barely passed with a 70%. I think EPDs are valuable and an important step towards holding maufacturers accountable, but I do question how much they'll actually help given the mounds of data involved and the challenge of weighing one category versus another. At a certain point all that data actually confuses matters more than it helps. Like the presenter says though, hopefully the end result will be manufacturers taking steps to improve their numbers, even if architects and specifiers are left scratching their heads about which product is actually the greenest.

Hugh

EPD's are valuable in determining Product selections for building products.

James

Nice Presentation

Alex

very interesting

Elaine

nice introduction training session

Patrick

Thanks

Brian

Educational and Informative

Domenico

informative

Hanna

complex with the acronyms- and text presentation

Mirko

More information specific to quiz questions

Dejan

Interesting review

Horacio

complecated but great information

Kishor

Good presentation, although lots of acronyms made it not friendly to follow. The presentation awoke my sense of environmental responsibility. Thank you,

Karla

Thank you

Clement

Good course.

Otto

too specific for architecture. could be reduced. great for a person who does the dep dive.

Will

This was insightful and yet discouraging for thse of us trying to find better products to specify

S Lindsay

Very complex and informative.

Nancie

Informative

James

thanks

Ryan

Difficult to easily absorb such a dry and technical subject. I appreciate the effort of the graphics and examples to aid in understanding.

Raoul

Some duplicate answers in the quiz. Otherwise a good course.

Rohit

Great!

Ramona Venera

Intermediate course bordering Advanced

Evan

good

Sahar