02_LEED_GB_2008_handouts

02_LEED_GB_2008_handouts - October 2003 Arch 140 Lecture...

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•Arch 140 Lecture 12, 2004 •October 2003 02_LEED_GB_2007 An Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council and the LEED ® Green Building Rating System Arch 140, Lecture #2 Thursday, January 24, 2008 The Environmental Impact of Buildings Test Average Savings of Green Buildings ENERGY SAVINGS 30% CARBON SAVINGS 35% WATER USE SAVINGS 30-50% WASTE COST SAVINGS 50-90% www.usgbc.org U.S. Green Building Council •P u r p o s e : T o transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Who are they? - approx. 13000 member organizations - 80 regional chapters - elected Board of Directors - staff of 120 - large network of professional volunteers and committee structure What Does the USGBC Do ? web-based learning courses Research Promotion – promote research funding, collaboration, and dissemination GreenBuild – international conference & expo (Nov 19-21, 2008 – Boston – Mark your calendar!) Local Chapters – resources, lectures, tours, networking Emerging Green Buildings – resources for students and young professsionals LEED Green Building Rating System LEED Professional Accreditation (AP) Why Was LEED Created? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Reduce “greenwashing” by developing industry standard Promote whole-building, integrated design processes Develop nationally accepted benchmark Recognize leaders Stimulate green competition
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•Arch 140 Lecture 12, 2004 •October 2003 02_LEED_GB_2007 LEED Standards include: ± LEED Standards include: • LEED-NC: New commercial construction and major renovation projects (first launched in ’98) • LEED-EB: Existing building operations • LEED-CI: Commercial interiors projects • LEED-CS: Core and shell projects • LEED-H: Homes • LEED-ND: Neighborhood development (pilot program)
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