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Bronze Construction Services Inc. www.bronzeconstruction.com blog article on LEED construction certification

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    Leed certification Leed certification Presentation Transcript

    • An Overview
    •   LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  Recognized standard for green building design and sustainability.  Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council  LEED certification “provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health”. (usgbc.org, 2013) Introduction to LEED
    •  Advantages of LEED Certification include:  Lower operating costs and increase asset value  Conserve energy, water and other resources  Healthier and safer space for occupants  Qualify for money-saving incentives, like tax rebates and zoning allowances Advantages
    •   Four certification levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. LEED Rating System
    •  The levels correspond to the number of points accrued in 5 green design categories:  Sustainable sites  Water efficiency  Energy and atmosphere  Materials and resources  Indoor environmental quality Certification Levels
    •  Building projects achieve LEED certification based on the number of points they earn.  Usually 100 base points (depending on the project) for all 5 green design categories, plus 6 bonus points for Innovation in Design and 4 Regional Priority points, for a total of 110 points.  LEED for Homes is based on a 125-point scale, plus 11 bonus points for Innovation in Design. Points
    •  LEED certification can apply to any building project (commercial, residential, and entire neighborhood communities. LEED rating systems address the following types and scopes of projects:  New Construction & Major Renovation  Core & Shell  Schools  Retail: New Construction & Major Renovations / Retail: Commercial Interiors  Healthcare  Commercial Interiors  Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance  Homes  Neighborhood Development LEED Project Scope
    •  Taipei 101  Largest LEED certified building in the world  Platinum rating  Located in Taipei, Taiwan  It was the world’s tallest building from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.
    •   Rose Garden: Gold  Fire Station 18: Gold  Portland State University - Epler Hall (student residence hall): Silver  Balfour Guthrie Building: Silver  The Albert Apts on N. Williams Ave: Gold  Rosa Parks Elementary School in N. Portland: Gold  Jean Vollum Ecotrust Natural Capital Center: Gold LEED in Portland
    •  A recent Bronze Construction Inc. project and the City of Portland’s first fire station to receive LEED Gold certification. Fire Station 18
    •  Some highlights include:  A rainwater cistern that will save over 130,000 gallons of water per year  High efficiency water fixtures that will save 28,000 gallons of water annually  Reduced energy consumption of more than 30% due to high efficiency electrical and mechanical systems  Solar panels  Efficient use of daylight for light use within the building  97% of construction waste was recycled instead of going to a landfill. Fire Station 18
    •   Sustainable sites 18/26  Water efficiency 11/10  Energy and atmosphere 15/35  Materials and resources 13/14  Indoor environmental quality 11/15 Bonus Points:  Innovation in Design 6/6 TOTAL: 74 points, Gold Certified (Gold range: 60-79 points) (source: http://www.gbig.org/activities/leed-1000006137) Fire Station 18 Scorecard
    •   U.S. Green Building Council http://www.usgbc.org/leed  Fire Station 18 article on the City of Portland site http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bibs/article/4274 09 Resources