LEED v4.1 Ask the Experts: Data Centers and LEED v4.1 O+M

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 1:00 PM2:00 PM


Behind the LEED program is an immense infrastructure developed to support leaders in the industry as they innovate and create cutting-edge high performing buildings. Existing buildings are by far the largest real estate market and one that is increasingly eager to participate in sustainability initiatives. With keen attention to building operations, the efficiency and performance of existing buildings can be turned around drastically and improved by using LEEDv4.1 O+M as supported by Arc – a real world performance tool that empowers people to build and operate places that benefit both people and the environment.

Data centers are a unique project type. They have very few occupants with large energy uses. Where a typical building is designed to meet heating and cooling needs for occupant comfort, a data center must provide massive cooling power for its servers. Water use is also a key target area for data centers if the facility utilizes water for cooling.

No other green building rating system besides LEED addresses the technology sector and data centers. By bringing data centers into the suite of LEED rating systems, we’re removing barriers so that even data facilities can participate in LEED and operate sustainably.

This session looks at the LEEDv4.1 O+M rating system together with the Arc platform and how they empower users to understand and enhance their sustainability performance, promote human health and well-being, and contribute to a higher quality of life. While the focus of the session is on existing buildings, it will also touch on new construction project strategies to streamline Recertification with LEED v4.1 O+M.

USGBC and GBCI staff along with data center project professionals will share their insights, experiences, and answer your questions specific to the technology sector and existing data center projects.

Review the?LEEDv4.1 O+M: Data Centers credits and LEEDv4.1 beta guide for further insights and details. Then join us to learn more and ask your questions. This 8:00am ET session will feature a project based in India; the 1:00 pm EDT session will feature a project in the U.S.

This session is approved for 1 CE Hour(s) and is LEED Specific: O+M

GBCI CE only offered for live webinar attendance. Each person wishing to earn CE hours must register individually.

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James Hill, Data Center Facilities Engineer, Oracle
Amber Seffrood, Senior Certification Manager, USGBC
Tom Wayland, Data Center Facilities Specialist IV, Oracle
Stefanie Young, Vice President, Technical Solutions, USGBC