LEED v5's Blueprint for Decarbonized, Efficient Buildings, in New Construction Projects

27 Sep 2023
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LEED v5's Blueprint for Decarbonized, Efficient Buildings, in New Construction Projects

LEED v5's Blueprint for Decarbonized, Efficient Buildings, in New Construction Projects

27 Sep 2023
About the speakers
  • Laurie Kerr
    Laurie Kerr
    Principal Climate Advisor at USGBC
    Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP Principle Climate Advisor, USGBC President, LK Policy Lab Laurie Kerr is an architect and the Principal Climate Advisor for the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the President of LK Policy Lab. At USGBC, she is helping to reshape LEED to drive the building sector toward a decarbonized future that is resilient, equitable, and healthy. And at LK Policy Lab she has developed an intensive class on retrofitting existing buildings to meet New York’s ground-breaking carbon reduction law. Under Mayor Bloomberg in New York, she pioneered the development of the world’s first comprehensive energy policies addressing existing buildings, and she launched the greening of New York City’s codes, zoning, and regulations. At NRDC, she founded the City Energy Project which is assisting 35 leading American cities in adopting policies like New York’s. Her awards include the USGBC’s 2018 Leadership Award, AIANY’s Public Architect Award, and Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She holds degrees in architecture, engineering, and applied physics.
  • Corey Enck
    Corey Enck
    VP, LEED Technical Development at U.S. Green Building Council
    Corey is USGBC’s Vice President of LEED Technical Development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees and industry stakeholders to evolve and refine USGBC’s LEED green building rating system. For the last few years, he’s been focused on the development and launch of LEED v4.1. Previous to his technical development work, Corey managed USGBC’s certification team. Prior to joining USGBC, Corey provided worked in energy management and building system design. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
  • Amy Pastor
    Amy Pastor
    Vice President- Sustainability at EXP
    Amy Pastor is EXP’s Vice President of Sustainability. Amy is a licensed mechanical engineer who specializes in sustainable design, commissioning, energy studies, energy modeling, M&V, and project management. Amy takes a holistic approach to sustainable design, assessing a building, site and infrastructure systems for the full spectrum of capabilities to meet the environmental requirements for today and the future. Amy has managed and implemented sustainable design strategies for global corporate sustainability programs and portfolios, helping clients set and achieve their sustainability and resiliency goals. Amy is the lead author for EXP’s ESG Report and maintains the company’s sustainable standards, tracks Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and completes all 3rd party verification reporting through multiple platforms. Amy takes immense pride in building a better, more sustainable future and has personally worked on 210 LEED Certified projects. Amy is a member of the EA TAG, an active leader in the USGBC Florida Community, and the USGBC Central Florida Board Chair.
  • Stefanie Young
    Stefanie Young
    Principal, Director of Sustainability at Rushing
    As Principal and Director of Sustainability at Rushing (a Seattle based MEP, Sustainable design firm), Stefanie provides sustainability strategy development and LEED management and administration. She brings well rounded experience working with architecture firms, public entities, and developers, assessing sustainable solutions for their projects. Stefanie applies her technical skills to perform energy studies, carbon accounting, and climate change resiliency analysis for projects of various types and locations. She has been an integral part of over 150 LEED projects with a focus on LEED-NC (New Construction), CS (Core & Shell), CI (Commercial Interiors) and Homes- Multifamily. Stefanie has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon specializing in sustainable design and a Master of Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington specializing in environment and infrastructure. Her research focused on climate change and resiliency planning, large-scale infrastructure, low carbon and zero carbon development. She has contributed to six publications focusing on climate resiliency with another four publications in progress on (1) forecasting mitigation losses due to climate change events and (2) applying resiliency as an adaptation measure to infrastructure. Stefanie is currently serving as the Chair of the LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA TAG) focusing on decarbonization and resiliency. She previously served as a member of USGBC’s LEED Sustainable Site TAG focusing on ecosystem serves as well as providing general LEED process experience. Stefanie has won multiple awards including the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from Barack Obama and in 2022, the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for her work with regarding climate resiliency, adaptation, and green building.

Key takeaways

- Define and understand the concept of a ‘2050 building’ and its essential elements and features.

- Explore the Energy and Atmosphere section of LEED v5 and its role in facilitating the development of 2050 buildings through a new construction perspective.

- Explain how LEED v5 makes operational decarbonization accessible to all new buildings.

- Gain insights into the mosaic of available strategies for creating decarbonized buildings.