<ul><li>Regionalization Credit Mission (National) </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION (1) Identify local/regional sustainability issues and determine what LEED ® rating credits for a project should receive up to four (4) extra points in order to help address those issues. They must be defined as Environmental Zones (EZ’s) and be identified by zip codes. (2) Provide a map and zip code list for each EZ to USGBC National within ten (10) weeks. (3) Keep to the principals of Dynamic Governance . (4) Each USGBC affiliate would coordinate this through representatives termed a Regionalization Task Force (RTF)
LEED ® REGIONALIZATION DRC-RTF Team Toni Gasperoni Todd Holloway , RLA, PWS Julie Lyons-Bricker , LEED AP Paulette Alioa , LEED AP Vicki Harding , esq. Dawn Oree , Harrell Scarcello, LEED AP Carrie Black, Charlie Poat , AIA, LEED AP, Calvin Creech , PE, LEED AP
<ul><li>Regionalization Credit Mission (expanded by Heartland) </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION <ul><ul><li>Treat the exercise as a “Living Resource” that would allow commonalities and broader regional sustainability issues and solutions to be enhanced in the future to include collaboration with other data, studies and on-going research (public and private sector) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(2) Provide a map and zip code data base of each EZ to USGBC National that could be easily updated and dynamic. </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Provide each Heartland Chapter with access to the mapping data base. </li></ul>
<ul><li>►► CEC proposed employing GIS early on in our involvement </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION (1) Large data set, multiple inputs and the need to produce rapidly updated map and zip code outputs was a direct fit for GIS and CEC’s skill set and resources. (2) CEC realized that this GIS Bonus Credit mapping exercise could be open-sourced one the web to all the sponsor chapters for use by membership and the development community and linked to each chapter home page. (3) CEC understood the this powerful IMS website resource had far reaching marketing use, positions CEC well within the USGBC community with expertise on this subject, and provides unlimited www. exposure. (4) CEC secured a stipend contract from Heartland Chapters for GIS data base development which lead to the IMS website.
<ul><li>Identification of Issues and Opportunities (first step) </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION missions, sub-regions, causes, negative effects, techniques and opportunities Brownfield Redevelopment _______________________________________ I I I credits selected for bonus points= SS2, SS3, SS4.1, MR1.1 priority issue: ► ► I I I I I I I ► ► Water Issue Energy Issue Ecosystem Issue Cultural/Health & Wellness Transportation Issue
LEED ® REGIONALIZATION Dynamic Governance Priorities: Protect Water Resources (rank 10) Encourage Brownfield Development (rank 10) Encourage Mass Transit (rank 10) Promote Building Re-Use (rank 10) Renewable Energy (rank 8.5) Limit Sprawl (rank 8) Protect Native Landscapes (rank 8) Improve Air Quality (rank 8) <ul><li>USGBC Environmental Zones Mapping -GIS Data Base </li></ul>Composite Environmental Zones-State of Michigan Source: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
<ul><li>SE Michigan Environmental Zones </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION Wind Harvest-DOE Forest Zone Rural /Ag Zone Suburban Zone Urban Zone ______________ _____ ________ ___________ _______ Final Regionalization Credit Goals by EZ (Detroit RTF)
<ul><li>Geographic Information and Modeling (GIS) </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION Regionalization Zones, Populations and EPA Brownfield Sites Google Earth Pro licensed to CEC, Inc .
<ul><li>Of the eight other Regional Chapter Groups, only Heartland and CEC employed this technology. </li></ul><ul><li>This technology and IMS resource has been viewed by representatives of the USDOE. </li></ul><ul><li>CEC is encouraged by the potential to have this become a USGBC National Product representing a IMS data base for the entire US, hosted by CEC, linked to the USGBC national home page and chapter home pages (for fee). </li></ul><ul><li>CEC is further encouraged by the potential for this tool to become mainstreamed into the sustainability research community with the ultimate benefit to USGBC of an increasingly more effective LEED® rating system to address regional issues. </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION
<ul><li>CEC Team: </li></ul><ul><li>Holloway – regional systems/RTF technical director </li></ul><ul><li>Creech- GIS application development/LEED® credit systems </li></ul><ul><li>Doershner- GIS/IMS architecture and hosting applications </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You…. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>LEED ® REGIONALIZATION