02_LEED_GB_2008 - An Introduction to the U.S. Green...

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An Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council and the LEED ® Green Building Rating System Arch 140, Lecture #2 Thursday, January 24, 2008
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The Environmental Impact of Buildings
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Test Average Savings of Green Buildings ENERGY SAVINGS 30% CARBON SAVINGS 35% WATER USE SAVINGS 30-50% WASTE COST SAVINGS 50-90%
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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
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What Does the USGBC Do ? Education & Advocacy – lectures, workshops, 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)
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Why Was LEED Created? 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 Raise consumer awareness Transform the marketplace PNC Firstside Center, Pittsburgh PA, LEED Silver
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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) • LEED for Schools • LEED for Retail spaces
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