10_30_greenbldg - Introduction Introduction to Green...

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Introduction to Green Buildings October 2009 University of California, Berkeley Rebecca Anderson, LEED AP O&M, CSBA UC Berkeley Environment, Health & Safety 1
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Outline • Principles of Green Building • US Green Building Council Overview • LEED Green Building Rating Systems • LEED Certification Process • Professional Accreditation • Campus Efforts • Putting Green Building Knowledge to Use •Q & A 2
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Principles of Green Building What is a green building?
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Why is green building important? THE FACTS: The United States alone accounted for 21.7% of the world’s primary energy consumption in 2005. pyg y p Commercial and residential buildings in the United States account for 42% of primary energy consumption. This means that U.S. buildings account for 9% of the g world’s primary energy consumption! EIA Building Energy Data Book, September 2008 4 U.S. buildings account for ~ 8% of world’s CO 2 emissions.
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Why is green building important? 45% 0% 35% 40% 20% 25% 30% 10% 15% 0% 5% nergy Use O2 Emissions ater Use olid Waste Energy Use CO2 Emissions Water Use Solid Waste 5
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USGBC Overview • Mission: –To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves quality of life . 6 USGBC is Industry-led and Consensus-driven
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Who makes up the USGBC? • Membership includes building owners, end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, esigners engineers general contractors nd you! designers, engineers, general contractors. .. and you! • As of April 2009, USGBC has 20,000+ members 7
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LEED: Leadership in Energy & nvironmental Design Environmental Design • LEED is a internationally recognized certification system that measures sustainable performance • LEED addresses the complete lifecycle of buildings and is flexible enough to apply to ALL building types. 8
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LEED Green Building Rating Systems • Homes • Neighborhood Development • Commercial Interiors • Core & Shell • New Construction • Schools • Healthcare • Retail • Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance 9 gg , p
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LEED Green Building Rating Systems Homes • Neighborhood Development • Commercial Interiors Rating system for new home • Core & Shell • New Construction construction. USGBC has also partnered with the American Society of Interior Designers’ • Schools • Healthcare Foundation to launch REGREEN , a set of guidelines for residential remodeling. • Retail • Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance 10 gg , p
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LEED Green Building Rating Systems • Homes Neighborhood Development • Commercial Interiors Rating system developed in • Core & Shell • New Construction concert with the Congress for the new Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course ES 10 taught by Professor Kondolf during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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