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Jeremy Hoffman



Thursday February 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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Willows on Westfield 
At the Lodge
6729 E Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Indianapolis Chapter CSI February 2015 Meeting: 

Making the Jump, LEED v4


The Indianapolis Chapter of CSI is having its February Chapter Meeting at the Willows on Westfield on Thursday, February 19, from 5:30pm-8:30pm

  This course will cover common concerns and recommendations for LEED v4. We will review motivations for clients and designers pursuing LEED, their application to LEED v4 compared to v3. The expansion, changes and adjustment made in the LEED v4 rating systems will be summarized. The upgraded/new requirements will be explained and analyzed for New Construction, with an outline of changes in other rating systems. A discussion on the hot-topic issues within LEEDv4, such as the product disclosure and certifications by third parties. We will conclude the hour with a brief Q&A.


Learning Objectives

 Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:

1. Describe the current condition of building codes & rating systems from a market perspective. 

2. Explain reasons to pursue LEED certification, and strive for LEED v4. 

3. Compare and Contract LEED v3 and LEED v4.

4. Outline the requirements/prerequisites which design teams need to address. 

5. Provide highlights of the sustainability aspects included in LEED v4. 

6. Explain definitions, standards and requirements common to the LEED Rating system.  


About the Presenter:

  Stewart Whitcomb (AIA, LEED AP BD+C) of Guidon Design accomplished in designing high performance commercial, municipal and federal facilities. His education and background as an architect roused an interest in the functionality of all things, and passion for attaining sustainability. Stewart is dedicated to developing creative, cost-effective and sustainable project solutions. His experience independently consulting for contractors and designers through the LEEDŽ rating system and other ‘Green’ certification processes fortifies both his broad base of understanding and emphasis on elegant design solutions.

  Stewart’s involvement with the local organizations and the USGBC foster continuous exposure to the latest concerns and developments in the green building industry, such as LEED v4, the Living Building Challenge and the Local food and urban agriculture movement. He has served as the USGBC Indiana Chapter Chair, USGBC-IN Indianapolis Branch’s Chair, and continues on the Indiana USGBC Chapter’s Board of Directors. He is currently on the USGBC’s Heartland Regional Committee, serving as Chair.