LEED O+M 2009 vs. v4: Which Is a Better Fit for Your Facility?

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This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.







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The bar for LEED Building Operations + Maintenance has been raised with the release of LEED v4. However, owners have a choice between certifying their buildings under LEED 2009 or LEED v4 until June 2015. This webinar will explain the new performance requirements for certification under v4 in order to help owners decide which is a better fit for their facility. Using an actual building as a case study, the presenters will walk attendees through the process of certifying under both LEED versions.


Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the benefits to building owners of certifying buildings under LEED O+M.
  • Understand the nature and costs of the certification process.
  • Understand the changes to performance requirements for O+M certification under LEED v4.
  • Learn how building owners can evaluate their particular objectives for LEED certification and then apply that understanding to their decision about the LEED version they should target.



Brad Pease
Director of Signature Buildings Practice
Paladino and Company

Brad leads Paladino’s Signature Buildings practice, managing a staff of architects, engineers, commissioning agents and construction specialists to help building owners, operators and developers optimize various sustainable strategies and high performance systems organized around the Triple Bottom Line. Brad Pease managed Paladino’s engagement with USGBC to serve as master editor and technical author of the LEED v4 Reference Guides. He also collaborated with USGBC to develop their LEED Portfolio Program, which is structured towards supporting building owners with large and diverse project portfolios. Additionally, Brad has served as a member of the LEED Implementation Advisory Committee since January 2010.


Jeff Williford
Paladino and Company

Throughout his career at Paladino, Jeff has successfully managed more than six million square feet of new and existing building projects through the LEED certification process. While he has particular expertise in optimizing the performance of existing buildings, Jeff guides his clients through green building strategy and implementation on a variety of project types which also includes new construction. Jeff continues to improve the firm’s LEED EB program and process, leading to his 100% success rate for LEED certifications on behalf of his clients. In addition, he was an integral part of the LEED certification process for the American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters building, which received the USGBC National Capital Region Project of the Year Award in 2009. Jeff also managed some of the first few LEED EB Recertification projects in the Maryland and DC area..