Seminars: Session Details

Session B4 (HSW)
LEED v4.1: Rating System Change and Our Own Convention Center
Time & Location 3:30PM - 4:30PM | Room 317B
Ted Spear

The U.S. Green Building Council announced LEED v4.1 at the Boston Greenbuild in 2017. Only a year prior, the Arc platform was introduced to streamline performance benchmarking and promote “Performance Path” as a tool for any project to assess its impact on the environment and achieve or renew LEED Certification. In the wake of these substantial changes, project teams are looking for guidance on how best to maximize the benefits from these new tools and standards.

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the transition to the most recent version of LEED, focusing on v4.1 O+M: Existing Buildings and v4.1 O+M: Existing Interiors. Participants will explore the intent behind significant changes and how project teams can expect to adapt and facilitate an efficient certification process from design through operations. Throughout this session, we will look at the Hawaii Convention Center as a recent project model for how the new rating system functions in practice.

Ted Spear, PE, LEED AP O+M, is a leader in effectively managing all aspects of facility maintenance, energy, construction, landscaping and housekeeping operations. The “go to” expert in existing building operations and maintenance, Ted helps property and facilities management teams raise the overall performance of their buildings while lowering operational expenses. He has supported a wide variety of building types: multi-tenant high-rise offices, higher education, convention centers, arenas, hospitals, hotels, and more. Through educational training sessions and one-on-one consulting, he instills building operators with knowledge and confidence that helps reduce their facilities’ energy and water consumption, while boosting waste diversion rates and improving occupants’ indoor environmental quality.