For the 4th consecutive time, the Beirut LEED Continuous Education Workshop was held at Gefinor Rotana Hotel in Clemenceau, Beirut – Lebanon, joining sustainable minded LEED architects and engineers from numerous Lebanese companies on February 3rd and 4th 2017.
This year, SEEDS International team was keen on introducing new topics to the evergrowing audience. This allowed for interactive and constructive discussions between the various lecturers and the Leed professionals on the issues of Contractor’s sustainability requirements, sustainable building materials, biomimicry & biomimetic architecture, waste management, integrative design and simulation studies.
Moreover, SEEDS was proud this year to have “UL Environment”, a world leader in multi-attribute product certifications, and environmental product declarations & emissions testing, as a main contributor to the event presenting about sustainable building materials and internationally certified green-compliant products.
This 2-days workshop allowed the attendees to complete 15 LEED Continuous Education hours, part of maintaining credentials for both LEED APs and LEED GAs in a friendly and highly professional environment.
Professionals from top companies were part of this workshop. The list includes members of Dar Group, Khatib & Alami, ERGA Group, Pierre Dammous & Partners, Samir Khairallah & Partners, M1 Real estate, AJB Hightech and Agostine & Raphael Group, among many others.
The event was supported and endorsed by a Gold sponsorship from Tinol Paints, and a silver sponsorship from both BankMed and 22 degrees/Daikin.
Our workshop left all participants with the following learning objectives:
Understanding the LEED contractor’s scope and all actions and responsibilities needed from his side to achieve LEED Certification (BD+C)
Understanding the requirements of ESCP (LEED BD+C, v4, SSp1 Construction Activity Pollution)
Understanding the requirements of CWMP (LEED BD+C, v4, MRp2 Construction &Demolition Waste Management Planning & MRc5 Construction &Demolition Waste Management)
Understanding the requirements of IAQMP (LEED BD+C, v4, IEQc3 Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan)
Understanding procurement principles for LEED projects (LEED BD+C, v4, MRc2 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Environmental Products Declarations, MRc3 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials, MRc4 Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Materials Ingredients, IEQc2 Low emitting Materials)
Learning about Biomimicry, the innovative design approach that seeks sustainable solutions by imitating nature.
Understanding what is Integrative Design, the strategic design approach which saves time and money while building green.