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LEED Presentation

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This is a entry-level presentation I put together for business owners that don;t know much about LEED.

This is a entry-level presentation I put together for business owners that don;t know much about LEED.

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  • 1. Key Builders Construction Joel Kelps, LEED AP BD+C
  • 2. What is LEED? L eadership in E nergy and E nvironmental D esign
    • Green Building Certification System
    • Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • Version 1 (1998) – Currently on V3 (2010)
    • Applies to all building types
  • 3. LEED – Why bother?
    • Buildings consume 30% of total energy & 60% of electricity each year
    • Produce 1 billion metric tons of CO2 annually (2006)
    • 5 billions gallons of drinking water used to flush toilets (daily)
    • Reduced operating expenses
    • Command higher rent premiums & higher tenant occupancy
    • Productivity gains for workers (up to 16%), less absenteeism, higher work quality
    • Environmental, economic and social elements that benefit owners, occupants and general public
  • 4. How does LEED work?
    • Third-party certification program based on a whole-building approach to sustainability
    • Recognizes performance in these key areas:
      • Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Locations & Linkages, Awareness & Education, Innovation in Design, Regional Priority
    • 100 Point Scale + 10 bonus points
      • Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum
    • Different systems based on type of building (New construction, existing buildings, retail, commercial interiors, healthcare, etc…)
  • 5. Project Profiles
    • Exelon Headquarters – Chicago, IL
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Gurnee Mills, IL
  • 6. How much does it cost and when do I get my money back?
    • Cost - It depends…
      • 2 to 11% of construction costs, depending what green measures you implement
    • Payback – It depends…
      • 1 – 5 years for most green measures you implement
  • 7. Where do I begin?
    • US Green Building Council - usgbc.org
    • Green Building Certification Institute – gbci.org
    • Architect, Engineer, Contractor
      • Look for this symbol
  • 8. What is LEED and why make your building green?
    • Questions?

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