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An Introduction to the LEED Rating Systems

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This presentation is a brief overview of sustainable design and the LEED Rating Systems. It covers the benefits of green buildings as well as the basic concepts and terms of the LEED Rating Systems.

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An Introduction to the LEED Rating Systems

  1. 1. An Introduction to LEED ® November 4, 2009
  2. 2. COPYRIGHT MATERIALS This presentation is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display and use of the presentation without written permission of the speaker is prohibited. © 2009 SHP LEADING DESIGN
  3. 3. Outline: 1. Sustainable Buildings 2. What is LEED? 3. The LEED Process
  4. 4. Sustainable Buildings
  5. 5. Sustainability Defined “[to meet] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Commission, 1989 Source: USGBC
  6. 6. Building Facts  Buildings in the United States account for: 72% of electricity consumption 39% of energy use 38% of carbon dioxide emissions 40% of raw materials use 30% of waste output 14% of potable water consumption Source: USGBC
  7. 7. Building Statistics  Green Buildings: Consume 26% less energy Have 13% lower maintenance costs Have 27% higher occupant satisfaction Have 33% lower greenhouse gas emissions Source: USGBC
  8. 8. The Triple Bottom Line
  9. 9. What is LEED?
  10. 10. U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)  Non-Profit Organization  Founded in 1993  Dedicated to sustainable building  National and local membership  www.usgbc.org
  11. 11. The LEED Program  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  Voluntary, third-party verification and certification system  First released in 1998
  12. 12. Rating System Organization
  13. 13. LEED Makeup 100 base points + 10 bonus points
  14. 14. Minimum Program Requirements 1. Must Comply with All Environmental Laws 2. Must be a Complete, Permanent Building or Space 3. Must Use a Reasonable Site Boundary 4. Must meet Minimum Floor Area Requirements (1000 SF) 5. Must Comply with Minimum Occupancy Rates (1) 6. Must Share Building Energy and Water Use Data 7. Must Comply with a Minimum Building to Site Ratio (2%)
  15. 15. Certification Levels
  16. 16. Professional Credentials • LEED Green Associate: Appropriate level for those involved in non- technical aspects of sustainability such as marketers, real estate brokers, product suppliers, etc. • LEED AP+: Appropriate level for those involved in the technical aspects of sustainable building such as architects, engineers and contractors. BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes and ND specialties available • LEED Fellow: Requirements have not yet been established
  17. 17. Definitions LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP): The title given to a person who has demonstrated his knowledge of LEED by taking and passing the LEED exam.
  18. 18. Definitions LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP): The title given to a person who has demonstrated his knowledge of LEED by taking and passing the LEED exam. LEED Certified Building: A building that has successfully gone through the LEED Certification process.
  19. 19. Definitions LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP): The title given to a person who has demonstrated his knowledge of LEED by taking and passing the LEED exam. LEED Certified Building: A building that has successfully gone through the LEED Certification process. LEED Prerequisite: A mandatory requirement that must be achieved on any LEED project
  20. 20. Definitions LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP): The title given to a person who has demonstrated his knowledge of LEED by taking and passing the LEED exam. LEED Certified Building: A building that has successfully gone through the LEED Certification process. LEED Prerequisite: A mandatory requirement that must be achieved on any LEED project LEED Credit: A sustainable strategy that is quantifiable and able to be documented. Each credit is worth one or more points.
  21. 21. LEED Process
  22. 22. Integrative Design  Design methodology that encourages the participation of all project team members through all phases of the project  Many LEED credits require coordination and cooperation between disciplines
  23. 23. LEED Timeline
  24. 24. LEED Scorecard
  25. 25. Thank you! Any questions? www.buildingmygreenlife.com SHP LEADING DESIGN 4805 Montgomery Road Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45212 www.shp.com

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