BTEC to Hold "LEED and Biomass Thermal Energy" Webinar on November 6, 2013

BTEC continues its educational webinar series with a session on November 6, 2013 that delves into the applications of biomass thermal technologies and the U.S. Green Building Program's LEED program.

Green building strategies are a fixture of modern architecture and design as developers and architects look to reduce environmental impacts and energy use. Biomass thermal energy can meet baseload heating and cooling needs renewably, yet building professionals may not know how the technology fits into today's sustainable program like U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Register today for the November 6th, 12PM ET webinar and hear how biomass thermal systems are addressed within the USGBC's LEED program. This webinar will include a description of the eligible biomass thermal credits, special considerations, and two case studies of real world buildings using biomass thermal that took separate credit approaches.

This is an informational webinar hosted by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and funded in part by the Forest Service's Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC).

Attend the Webinar and Learn:
--How renewable energy production is included in the current version of LEED (2009) and the forthcoming LEED v4
--The considerations, requirements, special circumstances where biomass heating qualifies for LEED credits
--Two case studies on biomass thermal projects; why one pursued LEED credits and one did not
--A status on the current LEED program and the forthcoming LEED v4
--Q&A with the speakers

--Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
--Time: 12PM ET (approximately 1 hour)

Webinar Access/Registration
--Webinar Access: Free

Speakers & Presenters
--Gail Hampsmire, Energy/HVAC, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
--Mark Herter, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, Centerbrook Architects
--Moderated by: Joseph Seymour, Executive Director, Biomass Thermal Energy Council

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