The new version of LEED for Homes, V4, is now live, with a multitude of subtle and not-so-subtle updates. These updates will have a significant impact on the next generation of high performance buildings. By taking a cross section of a variety of current version LEED for Homes certified projects and running them through the rigors of V4, one can extrapolate potential impacts of the new rating system on future projects.

This session will help attendees:

  • Identify the major differences in the 2008 and V4 versions of LEED for Homes.
  • Clarify the reasoning behind the new requirements.
  • Understand how the V4 program requirements could make it more difficult to achieve certification and estimate the level that could be achieved by a new project.

Presenting will be:

  • Paul Yankie, Green Building Consulting

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the company, Paul is also tasked with the role of the LEED for Homes Provider QAD (Quality Assurance Designee). As a LEED for Homes Provider (1 of 36 worldwide) and Green Rater, Green Building Consulting has certified over 300 projects across the south, mid-west and east coast regions with Paul personally acting as QAD on most of them. Prior to taking on these roles, Paul’s thirteen year career as a licensed financial planner and small business consultant led his interest into green building with an eye towards Return on Investment and how it can drive the construction industry towards best practices. He holds or has held the following leadership roles in the Southwest Ohio USGBC Region: Past Chairperson of the Residential Green Buildings Member Circle, Board of Directors Member, and 2015’s Green Person of the Year. Current professional designations include: LEED AP Homes, LEED for Homes Green Rater, LEED for Homes Provider QAD, National Green Building Standard Verifier, Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Ohio and NAR’s REALTOR®, GREEN.

  • Yanitza Brongers, Moody Nolan

Yanitza Brongers is an architect and the director of Moody Nolan’s Department of Housing. In 2012 she was asked to create a focused department and grow Moody Nolan’s housing portfolio. Since then she has developed a rapidly growing practice that includes successful affordable and market rate residences and large scale mixed use developments.

Yanitza is a LEED BD+C and LEED for Homes accredited professional and she has experience in many projects that have pursued LEED NC, LEED for Homes, LEED for Neighborhood Design and Enterprise Green Communities projects. Some of the initiatives included in Moody Nolan housing projects are re-development in declining and also upcoming neighborhoods, promoting smart growth, thoughtful infrastructure and a culture of sustainability within the residents.

Yanitza hopes for more sustainable practices in design and construction of buildings and a better world for her kids.

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