LEED Dynamic Plaque has been launched by the US Green Building Council to drive a more performance-based approach to LEED and to continue to enhance interest in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance standard. It is evolving as an efficient option to maintaining LEED certification and is available to all previously certified LEED EB, NC, CS and CI projects. At LEED Breakfast Session I, attendees learned about the opportunities LEED Dynamic Plaque presents and the plaque’s value and use in the market.
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Scot Horst, Chief Product Officer, U.S. Green Building Council
Scot Horst is Chief Product Officer at the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to product vision, research and development, implementation and execution, he is overseeing the building of a platform of products that rate and score the built environment from cities to homes.
Scot has been pivotal to the dramatic growth of LEED. He recently led staff and volunteers in the development of LEED v4. He is lead inventor of the LEED Dynamic Plaque, a new measuring device for whole building performance. Scot established the global, regional and local growth strategy that led to LEED as a global benchmark, including the LEED International Roundtable, now comprised of thirty-five countries and responsible for LEED’s technical development around the world.
Prior to joining USGBC, Scot was President of 7group, a leading green building consultancy, and Athena Institute International, a non-profit dedicated to the life cycle assessment of buildings. He created a carbon-offset program with the Climate Trust for cement and concrete companies that reduced portland cement clinker in thousands of projects, mitigating over five hundred thousand metric tons of carbon.
Scot co-authored An Integrative Design Guide to Green Building and speaks widely on LEED and the transformative potential of green building. He serves as director or advisor to the Sustainable Building Alliance in Paris, the Resilient Design Institute, Cradle to Cradle, and the Buildings Retrofit and Finance Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum.
Scot holds dual degrees in philosophy and voice performance from Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He sang opera professionally, and maintains a furniture design studio.