Health has long been a central tenet of green building practice. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is continuing and expanding this tradition with the most recent version of its LEED® rating system. LEED v4 considers the health and environmental impacts of materials across the entire lifecycle of built environments, and includes a new materials ingredient credit focused on transparency and optimization. Specifically, the new credit asks manufacturers to disclose product ingredients, and it rewards project teams for using products certified to not contain hazardous ingredients.

Learn why USGBC is focusing on material ingredient transparency and how our evolving understanding of the health impacts of building materials provides an opportunity to bring about a market transformation. Join us for a lively conversation with two leaders of this transformational change - Tom Lent, Policy Director of the Healthy Building Network, and Brendan Owens, Vice President of LEED Technical Development at USGBC.

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