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Evolution and Impact: LEED Pilot Credits

March 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join GBA as we explore LEED Pilot Credits, including  how they contribute to the continued improvement and evolution of the LEED rating system.

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How much do you know about LEED Pilot Credits? Are you thinking of giving one a try on your next project? Do you want to learn about how these credits – and the teams who pursue them – contribute to the evolution of the LEED rating system? Or do you have perspectives to share from LEED projects where you’ve tried these? If any of the above are true, please join us!

In this event, we will:

  • Learn about the process of Pilot Credits, including how they are developed and how project team feedback contributes to their evolution
  • Explore the differences between Pilot Credits, Pilot Alternative Compliance Paths, and Innovation Credits
  • Hear first-hand examples of a LEED v3 Pilot Credit that was tested in our region
  • Learn about a LEED v3 Pilot Credit that graduated into a new credit in LEED v4, and
  • Explore some examples of new Pilot Credits under LEED v4, including perspectives from community members on the value of including these credits in the LEED rating system


Speakers will include:


Leslie Montgomery (Education Director, Green Building Alliance)
The Basics of LEED Pilot Credits




Marc Mondor (Founder and Principal, evolveEA)
Perspective from a project team that pursued the Design for Active Occupants pilot credit




Rachel Filippini (Executive Director, GASP)
Insights on the new Clean Construction Pilot Credit in LEED v4



Andrew Ellsworth (VP of Health & Learning, Green Building Alliance)
Insights on the new Integrative Process for Health Promotion Pilot Credit in LEED v4



Finally, you’ll learn about where you can investigate these credits more, and determine if you want to explore a Pilot Credit on your next project!



11:15 – Arrival, grab lunch and get settled

11:30 – 1:00 – Presentations, Discussion and Q&A



1.Gain an understanding of the role of LEED Pilot Credits in the larger systems of both LEED and healthy communities.

2.Gain insight into the LEED v3 Design for Active Occupants pilot credit.

3.Understand a unique perspective about the relevance of LEED’s new Clean Construction pilot credit.

4.Understand a a unique perspective about the relevance of LEED’s new Integrative Process for Health Promotion.


This event is approved for 1.5 GBCI BD+C CEUs and for 1.5 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits.  Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events).  Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.



March 15, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Leslie Montgomery


Green Building Alliance
333 E Carson St, Suite 331
Pittsburgh, 15219 United States
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