Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4 Projects

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 1:30pm EDT
Webcast Overview:
What does integrative process mean in practice? A new BuildingGreen webcast—Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4—features expert John Boecker, AIA, LEED Fellow, who was intimately involved in writing LEED v4’s new Integrative Process credit. In this live webcast, John walks you through what the IP credit means, how to take advantage of its opportunities, and engage in a process that yields far better building performance than conventional means. 
The Integrative Design Process is different from the conventional, or linear, design process. A linear process approaches each problem directly and separately, while an integrated process approaches each problem from the varied viewpoints of multiple participants and the issues they represent. The overall time frame can remain the same as for traditional design process but the allocation of effort becomes redistributed.
This course covers compliance and documentation strategies for the IP credit (and leverages documentation you’re probably already developing), tools to explore your energy and water options, and how the IP credit can help achieve other LEED energy and water credits. The webcast features real-world examples of integrative design processes, cost savings, and superior outcomes.
Learning Objectives:
1.    Explain why integrative design is the key to cost-effective, high performance green buildings and LEED projects.
2.    Recognize the benefit of gathering data about water, energy, habitat, and materials prior to the goal-setting charrette.
3.    Understand how to obtain input from key stakeholders and members of the design team before schematic design begins.
4.    Convey the importance of integrating technology with natural systems rather than superimposing it on natural systems.