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LEED 2009:I Heard it through the Grapevine(formerly known asWhat’s Goin’ On) Tuesday - August 4, 2009 Anita B Gorman Discovery Center Kansas City, MO
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How does v3 impact our work?
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What’s happening at the leading edge?
LEED v3 Is Needed
Brings common language and standardization across the LEED rating systems
Incorporates precedent setting CIRs
Creates an upgrade regime similar to national codes and standards – based on the year of publication
Separates development and implementation functions (GBCI) for a maturing and high-quality system
LEED 2009 Green Rating Systems
USGBC and GBCI
New LEED Online
New AP+ Accreditation
LEED v3 LEED 2009 NC LEED 2009 CS LEED 2009 CI LEED 2009 Schools LEED 2009 EB:OM LEED for Homes LEED ND Faster Easier to Use New Help Options More Intuitive Data Integration Aggregated Metrics ISO Certified Admin by GBCI Increased Speed Higher Capacity While maintaining quality
LEED v3 Timeline Exam Launch - September 15, 2009 ► LEED AP+ BD&C ► LEED AP+ ID&C Credentialing Maintenance Program Launch - August 3, 2009 LEED for New Construction 100 Points LEED Exams Available ► Green Associate ► LEED AP+ OM ► LEED AP+ Homes
Through 3rd Party Certification Bodies
LEED development and education is handled by USGBC
GBCI administers accreditation and certifications
This separation is required by ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Standards
The few firms that have registered 2009 projects caution you to know it fully before making claims about what you can deliver.
For instance, EAc1 with ASHRAE 90.1-2007 is a much more difficult base case threshold. 10% energy improvements are challenging.
Long-term reporting of energy performance (5 years) is required.
LEED 2009 includes three major enhancements to the LEED rating system: harmonization, credit weightings, and regionalization. Harmonization: Credits and prerequisites from all LEED commercial and institutional rating systems have been consolidated and aligned… most effective common denominators, … consistent across all LEED 2009 rating systems. Necessary precedent-setting and clarifying information from Credit Interpretation Rulings (CIRs) were incorporated into the rating systems. LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development will not be changed under LEED 2009. LEED 2009 HighlightsHarmonization
Credit weightings: …now have different weightings depending on their ability to impact different environmental and human health concerns. …LEED now awards more points for strategies that will have greater positive impacts on what matters most – energy efficiency and CO2 reductions. Each credit was evaluated against a list of 13 environmental impact categories, including climate change, indoor environmental quality, resource depletion and water intake, among many others. The impact categories were prioritized, … giving the most value to credits that have the highest potential for making the biggest change. The credits are all intact; they are just worth different amounts. As a result, LEED 2009 will operate on a 100-point scale. LEED 2009 HighlightsWeighting
LEED 2009 HighlightsWeighting Credit weightings tool: Download to learn all about what went into the weightings process (ZIP) »Examples: SSc4.1: The proximity of a building to public transportation allows for building occupants to utilize alternative transportation …. It affects a large component of the building’s environmental impact – its carbon footprint associated with transportation to and from the building. LEED for New Construction 2009 has increased the point value of this credit. WE Credit Category: Reduction in water use … While the impacts of these credits were primarily in water use, the benefits of water reduction are heavily emphasized in LEED for New Construction 2009. EAc2: Utilizing renewable energy for a building’s energy needs reduces the dependency on less environmentally sound energy sources, …
LEED 2009 Highlights 14 17 19 15 15 12 15 2.2 NC CS CI Schools O&M SS 26 28 21 24 26 WE 11 5 10 11 10 14 EE 37 33 35 MR 37 13 35 EQ 13 14 14 10 13 ID 17 6 6 6 6 6 4 RP 4 4 4 4 4
New in LEED 2009 Water Efficiency Prerequisite 20% water use reduction Water Use Reduction 30% water use reduction = 2 points 35% water use reduction = 3 points 40% water use reduction = 4 points Energy Use Prerequisite 10% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2007 LEED 2009 HighlightsWeighting
New in LEED 2009 Regionalization: Through USGBC’s regional councils, chapters and affiliates, regionally specific environmental issues were identified. For a project’s specific location, six LEED credits have been prioritized because they address the specific environmental issues. The project will be awarded up to four extra points (one point per credit) for earning the priority credits. Download the regional priority credits for your state » LEED 2009 HighlightsRegional Priority Credits
New in LEED 2009 LEED 2009 HighlightsRegional Priority Credits Examples from LEED for New Construction 2009: Urban Florida: SSc5.2, MRc1.1, WEc2, EAc1, MRc5, and EQc8.1, to incentivize (among other things) decreased reliance on fossil fuels, reuse of existing building stock, decreased reliance on insufficient municipal wastewater plants, and utilization of abundant local sunshine. Rural Michigan: SSc1, SSc6.1, SSc6.2, SSc8, MRc5.2, and EAc2, to incentivize (among other things) the preservation of prime agricultural land, reduction of light trespass into neighboring natural habitats, and minimizing the amount and improving the quality of stormwater into the Great Lakes.
LEED 2009 HighlightsRegional Priority Credits
Bonus points similar to ID Exemplary Performance
LEED Online identifies RPCs
(with project zip code)
Download the regional priority credits for your state » Each RPC is one bonus point on top of the existing credit point
(up to 4 points max)
LEED 2009 Highlights LEED Online New Functionality Sort, view group your projects More flexible team member administration Timeline and status indicators To-Do Calendar and Next Steps Support for Reviews and Submittals End-to-end process support Mid-stream communication with your reviewer
LEED Online Faster, smarter and a better user experience
Tiered LEED Credentialing Program
THE Frequently Asked Questions I’m already a LEED AP. Do I need to retest to stay active? No. If you are already a LEED AP, you do not need to retest if you opt in within two years and satisfy the maintenance requirements. Reference CMP Enrollment Guide Valid for July 2009 for LEED APs without specialtyhttp://www.gbci.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3666 How do I fit into the new tiered system as a current LEED AP? What do I need to do?
Starting August 3, 2009 GBCI will begin sending emails to existing LEED APs, letting them know that their enrollment window is open. They will have two years to enroll from the date noted in their email. Emails containing open enrollment windows will be staggered through October 2009 to ensure a smooth enrollment process. LEED APs without specialty can view their enrollment window through My Credentials on the GBCI website, www.gbci.org, beginning August 3, 2009. The schedule is alphabetically driven and will be posted on www.gbci.org to provide LEED APs with a sense of when their enrollment window will be open. During the enrollment window, LEED APs without specialty will have three options:
Do nothing - you will be designated a LEED AP without a specialty title in the LEED Professional Directory. Reference LEED APs Without Specialty and Enrollment FAQs http://www.gbci.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=110 Become a LEED AP+ by enrolling in the new tiered system – agree to the Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) and signing the Disciplinary Policy and completing the prescriptive CMP requirements for the initial 2-year reporting period. Once you have enrolled, you will use one of the new specialty designations (O&M, BD&C, ID&C) after your name. Enrollment must occur before June 2011.
Become a LEED AP+ by passing one of the new specialty exams - only part 2 of a LEED AP+ exam will be required if testing by June 2011. When applying for the exam you will need to sign the Disciplinary Policy and agree to CMP. You will need to complete the ongoing CMP for your designation and will use one of the new specialty designations (O&M, BD&C, ID&C) after your name.
USGBC Website Reference the Credentialing Maintenance Program CMP Guide http://www.gbci.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3665
Collaborated Education Program AIA, Builders’ Association, USGBC The National USGBC develops LEED curriculum (Technical Workshops) These are instructed by trained LEED Faculty through USGBC Chapters. The curriculum focuses specifically on the LEED Rating System at the 100-300 learning levels.
The Green Building Design & Construction: The LEED Implementation Process workshop being held in N. Kansas City, MO on Thursday, September 17, 2009 has been posted to our website and registration is now open for up to 40 attendees.
Stay tuned for LEED for Schools coming this Fall!!
Collaborated Education Program AIA, Builders’ Association, USGBC Organizations can develop Education Provider Programs for 100 and 200 level training and receive credits to apply towards the USGBC LEED continuing education requirement. These educational offerings complement USGBC courses.
Be looking for an upcoming “LEED Boot Camp” this fall.
The Local AIA, and Builders Association are in Collaboration with the USGBC to develop these programs for the Region to satisfy the USGBC requirements, AIA Sustainable Credits, and Contractor Licensing Credits, while providing PDH’s for Professional Engineers.
For More Information www.aiakc.org www.usgbckansascity.org www.buildersassociation.org Jay R. Guerra PE LEED AP Chair USGBC Central Plains Chapter email@example.com This slide presentation with audio will be available before the end of August on each website listed above