The Green Roundtable Green Residential Case Studies
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  • 1. The Green Roundtable Green Residential Case Studies June 26, 12:30-2:00 Mark Price Residential Green Building Project Manager Conservation Services Group
  • 2. What is Green Design? To significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and on the building occupants, green building design and construction practices address: sustainable site planning, safeguarding water and water efficiency, energy efficiency, conservation of materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. -USGBC
  • 3. What is Green Design? How do we love all children of all species for all time? -William McDonough
  • 4. What is LEED? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
  • 5. CATEGORIES OF LEED new LEED-NC construction existing LEED-EB buildings Commercial commercial Buildings LEED-CI interiors core & LEED-CS shell LEED for Homes Residential neighborhood LEED-ND development
  • 6. • In pilot since late 2005, due to launch later this year – Green Build • Open to any qualifying projects • Follows residential code – 3-stories and below • Concurrent pilots for mid-rise (4-6) and high-rise (7 and up) residential buildings running now • Differs from other LEED products in delivery system – administered locally by ‘Providers’
  • 7. LEED for Homes Categories Innovation & Design Process (ID) Integrated project team, plan for durability, allow for innovation Location & Linkages (LL) Locate homes efficiently, link to existing infrastructure Sustainable Sites (SS) Preserve natural ecosystem on the building lot Water Efficiency (WE) Reduce potable water usage, use rainwater/grey water Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Reduce emissions caused by energy use, ENERGY STAR Materials & Resources (MR) Reduce environmental impact of building materials Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Provide a comfortable and healthful indoor environment Awareness & Education (AE) Educate homeowners (operators) about green building
  • 8. LEED for Homes Checklist • 130 potential credits • 18 prerequisites • 16 required credits • 4 Certification levels 1. Certified 2. Silver 3. Gold 4. Platinum • Flexible • Evolving
  • 9. LEED for Homes Rating Guide for Homes Pilot Rating System v1.11a (PDF) ( 184 page companion to the checklist. For every credit: • Intent • Requirements • Verifications/Submittals • Synergies/Tradeoffs • Additional Information
  • 10. LEED for Homes in Mass. • 7 certified Homes, first multi-family cert. in US • 6 pending certification • 121 registered • 300+ in discussion
  • 11. 53 Standish St.
  • 12. Design Open floor plans Natural light Views-connection to outdoors
  • 13. 53 Standish Street - LEED Certified • Good location – community resources, open space • Recycled content: siding, carpet, wallboard, glass tile • Low-VOC paints, caulking, sealants • Formaldehyde-free doors • Permeable pavers in parking area • Pre-wired for solar PV • Solar outdoor lighting
  • 14. 2 Chickadee Lane
  • 15. Design Healthy living Toward net zero Local sources
  • 16. 2 Chickadee Lane – LEED Silver • No paint – Earth plaster on walls and ceilings • LED Lighting • PV, Passive Solar, pellet stoves • Very Low water use – waterless urinal in powder room, 1.2gpm shower heads, dual-flush toilets • Low impact landscaping – edible wildflowers and berry bushes • Brownfield redevelopment • Permeable paving
  • 17. 9 Sunset Rd.
  • 18. 9 Sunset Rd. – LEED Platinum (pending) Design – do everything possible • Gut-rehab – building re-use, smaller home • Recycled rubber roofing • Bamboo flooring • Geothermal heating, PV, Solar DHW • LID – permanent erosion controls; retaining walls, natural vegitation, rain barrels, sandy soil • Will eventually install a green roof
  • 19. Thanks! Mark Price Conservation Services Group 508.836.9500 x13269