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LEED v4 and Beyond - SOLD OUT
March 2
6:30-7:30p, doors open at 6:00p


At the Chapter House, 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria 22314.

Gautami Palanki, Director, and Corey Enck, VP LEED® Technical Development, at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) will discuss LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED rating system, highlighting differences between v4 and LEED 2009. Using Arlington County as an example, they will discuss why the county adapted v4 even before the 2009 version was sunsetted and how this move has incentivized green building in Arlington.

Participants will consider the differences between LEED v4 and LEED 2009.

Participants will examine LEED v4’s flexibility to adapt for different project types and its performance-based approach that calls for measurable results at every stage of a project’s life.

Participants will explore how Arlington County is incentivizing green building by incorporating LEED v4 into its Community Energy Plan and Green Building Incentive Program.

Participants will consider the changes in LEED v4 and USGBC’s 2020 vision for LEED to further global connectedness.

Organized by the Committee on the Environment (COTE) and sponsored by Gensler.

1 HSW LU (self-reporting for LEED accreditation). Refreshments provided by Gensler. Free to attend, but reservations required due to limited seating.


The Chapter House is located at 1101 Duke Street in Old Town Alexandria. Street parking is available in the neighborhood. Please do not park in the lot behind the building. The Chapter House is also accessible from Metro’s King Street Station. You can walk down King Street to Henry Street and turn right - the Chapter House is two blocks down at the corner of Duke Street (about an 8-block walk). Or hop on the free King Street Trolley which runs every 15 minutes down King Street connecting the metro station to the waterfront. There is a stop at both Fayette and Patrick Streets.