LEED Pilot Credit #103: Integrative Analysis of Building Materials

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Improve your specification process with this simple framework that integrates a product’s health, environmental, and safety risk information across all five life-cycle phases.

In the materials selection process, design professionals seek to balance numerous product performance attributes, including durability, health, safety, and environmental impacts. Transparency and life-cycle thinking are central to a robust process that enables designers to choose the most appropriate materials for their projects. 

Learn how this USGBC LEED pilot credit, Integrative Analysis of Building Materials, evaluates products using available life-cycle information, identifying those having positive environmental, health, and safety impacts. The credit informs project team decisions by providing access to information shared by building materials manufacturers on their product’s life-cycle impacts. 

Content Provider
Building With Chemistry


What You Will Learn
  • Discuss the role of chemistry in material specification and building construction. 
  • Explain how the LEED Integrative Analysis pilot credit can help project teams specify products and materials based on life-cycle impacts. 
  • Examine the requirements of the LEED pilot credit. 
  • Identify the information required to complete a Building Materials Matrix.

Continuing Education Approvals 
  • 1 IDCEC CEU CC-113648 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf by the Content Provider.)
  • 1 AIA LU | HSW ACC-302 (AIA Members: Please contact education@asid.org to have your completion reported by the Content Provider)

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Access Period: One year from registration date. 

Jack Armstrong

President, Acumen, LLC

Jack Armstrong is president of Acumen, LLC, a boutique sustainable marketing, education, and business-communication consulting practice. Armstrong founded Acumen in 2013 after his 24-year chemical-engineering career in construction industry ingredient manufacturing in Europe, North America, and South America. Key focus areas include occupant health, comfort, and energy efficiency/durability for sustainable construction, in addition to B2B supply-chain, life-cycle-analysis, and educational messaging along the entire value chain. Armstrong serves on the boards of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance and Team Zero (formerly the Net Zero Energy Coalition).  Additionally, he was a member of the United Nations Environmental Program’s Sustainable Building Climate Initiative Materials Advisory Committee. 


LEED Pilot Credit #103 Part One
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of the 15 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
LEED Pilot Credit #103 Part Two
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of the 32 minute video to move forward to Part Three.
LEED Pilot Credit #103 Part Three
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of the 20 minute video to move forward to the Final Quiz.
LEED Pilot Credit #103 Course Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  8/10 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
ASID Academy Course Evaluation Survey
3 Questions
3 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU and 1 AIA LU | HSW awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: The Content Provider will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf. AIA Members: Upon completion, please notify education@asid.org, including your AIA member number, the course name, and date completed. We will report your completion to AIA on your behalf.