Video: Raising the Bar and Demystifying LEED v4

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“Roof and nonroof are now married“, said Valerie Walsh, Principal, Walsh Sustainability Group at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, discussing changing for attaining LEED status.

Walsh was a part of the GAF Spotlight Series and spoke last week on “Roofing as Hero: Roofing Credits in LEED v2009 and LEED v4 Demystified.” She talked about how moving to LEED v4 raised the bar on materials and disclosure. She outlined the important changes and how builders can gain LEED credits through a variety of initiatives. Watch her presentation above from the show.

The entire GAF speaker series is now available for viewing on YouTube.

“It was a really an honor to have speakers of such caliber joining us at Greenbuild®. I think it’s a testament to all we’ve done to support the transparency movement and the development of LEED® version 4,” said Marty Grohman, Director of Sustainability at GAF. “It was a great show.”

The GAF Spotlight Series also included the following speakers:

Kurt Shickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance, “Cooling the World’s Cities with Reflective Urban Surfaces.”

Alex Wilson, President of Resilient Design Institute, “Survive and The Thrive- The Need for Resilience.”

Jennifer Atlee, Technical Liaison, Health Product Declaration Collaborative, Transparency: Q&A on HPD 2.0

Jamie Meil, Managing Director, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Whole Building LCA Credits in LEED v4 – Easier Than You Think

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, exhibited at the 2014 Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA, from October 22-24. Greenbuild® is the premier event for sustainable building and a showcase for GAF’s commitment to manufacturing sustainable products and implementing earth-friendly processes.

Learn more about GAF’s green roofing initiatives.

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