Matthew Macko
LEED AP, CSBA, CGBP, HERS
Environmental Building Strategies
                                    April 9th Pr...
Introduction to LEED and USGBC


    History and Context


    Credit Format and Structure


    Credit Categories


 ...
The Challenge of all challenges:

        Net zero by 2030
    
        All new construction
    
         50% better ...
20,000 Member
Organizations
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental

    Design (LEED) Green Building Rating
    System™
         encourages and a...
This is the whole point




           No one seems to be complaining about the Food and Drug Administration
LEED gives

     Measurable impact
     Performance Criteria
     Whole-building approach
      sustainable site deve...
New Construction

                       • Existing Buildings
    Schools

                       • Core and Shell
    R...
LEED® Accredited Professional




    Intent –

        To support and encourage the design integration
    
        re...
LEED AP’s are not
    LEED AP’s have:          

                                 necessarily:
      And understanding o...
150,000
Sustainable Sites -14


    Water Efficiency - 5


    Energy and Atmosphere - 17


    Materials and Resources - 13

...
But where is HOMES?
Credit Alignment

        Harmonization
    
        100 Point Scale (10 Bonus Points)
    
    Re-weighting credits pr...
So why Green for Residential?
LEED for Homes           Number of point
Certification Levels     Required
Certified                45-59
Silver          ...
Credit Category                      Prerequisite   Minimum Point Maximum Points
                                         ...
LEED for Homes Pricing

         Single - Family Housing        Multi-Family Housing            Volume


         Registra...
Architectural Energy Corporation

    Davis Energy Group
    Energy Inspectors Corp.
    Guaranteed Watt Saver
    Sonora...
Non-profit organization


    Diverse membership


    California focus


    Advocate for healthy & resource efficient...
Mission Statement

        Hard to find but…
    



    …to promote healthy, energy- and resource-
            efficien...
Drive policy development—we partner with

    government to establish credible and accessible
    green building policies...
Build it Green
GreenPoint Rated

        removes the guesswork by having a Certified
    
        GreenPoint Rater evaluate a home's gr...
Units – 1478

        Complete to date
    
    Registered Currently – 6426




    GreenPoint Raters

        367 +
 ...
Example
The Builder
• Hires a GreenPoint Rater
• Provides documentation where required
• Pays fees to rater

    Fees to Build It ...
Sort of…

        Working relationship
    
        25/75 relationship
    


    Target audiences

        San Mateo ...
Environmental Building Strategies

        www.ebsconsultants.net
    
        LinkedIn – Search: SF/Bay Area Green Buil...
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  1. 1. Matthew Macko LEED AP, CSBA, CGBP, HERS Environmental Building Strategies April 9th Presentation www.ebsconsultants.net Spectrum Fine Homes
  2. 2. Introduction to LEED and USGBC  History and Context  Credit Format and Structure  Credit Categories  Application and Certification Process  Cost  Other types of LEED Systems  LEED 2009  Build it Green  Differences between the two 
  3. 3. The Challenge of all challenges:  Net zero by 2030  All new construction   50% better for the existing market How?  Everything  Smarter Design  More intelligent systems  Eventually Renewables  Efficiency/Load Reduction – then Renewables 
  4. 4. 20,000 Member Organizations
  5. 5. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental  Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of  sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. Synonymous with ―High Performance  Buildings‖ Not always…. 
  6. 6. This is the whole point No one seems to be complaining about the Food and Drug Administration
  7. 7. LEED gives   Measurable impact  Performance Criteria  Whole-building approach  sustainable site development,  water savings,  energy efficiency,  materials selection  indoor environmental quality.
  8. 8. New Construction  • Existing Buildings Schools  • Core and Shell Retail  • Neighborhood Commercial  Development Interiors • Homes Healthcare  Labs 
  9. 9. LEED® Accredited Professional  Intent –  To support and encourage the design integration  required by a LEED Green Building project and to streamline the application and certification process. Its USGBC’s version of a Certified Green Building  Professional I would argue CGBP is more relevant and more  important
  10. 10. LEED AP’s are not LEED AP’s have:   necessarily: And understanding of   Industry experts the LEED Process  An understanding of  Sustainability experts why LEED  Energy Gurus  An understanding of  Engineers Green Building  Architects  An understanding of the LEED system they  Smart studied  Knowledgeable about  An understanding of the LEED process the USGBC
  11. 11. 150,000
  12. 12. Sustainable Sites -14  Water Efficiency - 5  Energy and Atmosphere - 17  Materials and Resources - 13  Indoor Environmental Quality - 15  Design Process and Innovation - 4  LEED® Accredited Professional - 1  TOTAL Points Available - 69 
  13. 13. But where is HOMES?
  14. 14. Credit Alignment  Harmonization  100 Point Scale (10 Bonus Points)  Re-weighting credits proposed under LEED 2009 is  intended to encourage users to choose more environmentally significant options in order to achieve certification, rather than opting for the easiest and least expensive credits. In a holistic view of a building's environmental  impact, certain ideas and points are more important than others, Horst explains, citing renewable power and energy efficiency in particular. quot;The ratio of importance of those points has gone up.quot; - Scott Horst
  15. 15. So why Green for Residential?
  16. 16. LEED for Homes Number of point Certification Levels Required Certified 45-59 Silver 60-74 Gold 75-89 Platinum 90-136 Total Available Points 136
  17. 17. Credit Category Prerequisite Minimum Point Maximum Points Requirement Available Innovation & Design Process (ID) 3 0 11 Location & Linkages (LL) 0 0 10 Sustainable Sites (SS) 2 5 22 Water Efficiency (WE) 0 3 15 Energy & Atmosphere (EA) 2 0 38 Materials & Resources (MR) 3 2 16 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) 7 6 21 Awareness & Education 1 0 3 Total 18 16 136
  18. 18. LEED for Homes Pricing Single - Family Housing Multi-Family Housing Volume Registration Certification Registration Certification Project Specific Member $150 $225 $450 $.035/ft Non- member $225 $300 $600 $.045/ft House = $400-500 + LEED Homes Provider Costs + HERS Rater + HERS Provider (usually bundled) Multi Family = $450 + (75,000*.045) + LEED Homes Provider Costs + HERS Rater + HERS Provider (Fees usually bundled) = $3825+Fees= $20,000+
  19. 19. Architectural Energy Corporation  Davis Energy Group Energy Inspectors Corp. Guaranteed Watt Saver Sonoran LEED for Homes Approx 300 homes in California to date  LEED HomeBuilders  D.R. Horton  La Quinta Redevelopment Agency  Grupe 
  20. 20. Non-profit organization  Diverse membership  California focus  Advocate for healthy & resource efficient  buildings Trusted resource for professionals & public  Market mover  Reliable local – trustworthy people trying to  make a difference (Stopwaste.org)
  21. 21. Mission Statement  Hard to find but…  …to promote healthy, energy- and resource- efficient homes in California
  22. 22. Drive policy development—we partner with  government to establish credible and accessible green building policies that promote private sector innovation and provide consistent guidelines statewide. Increase supply of green homes—we train  building professionals on latest best practices and connect green product suppliers with consumers. Stimulate consumer demand—we build  awareness of the benefits of green building by providing GreenPoint Rated as a trustworthy, recognized brand for green homes.
  23. 23. Build it Green
  24. 24. GreenPoint Rated  removes the guesswork by having a Certified  GreenPoint Rater evaluate a home's green features allowing homes to be compared on a level playing field. GreenPoint Rated  rewards building professionals and homeowners  who create green homes by allowing them to brand their products with a recognizable, trustworthy seal of approval.
  25. 25. Units – 1478  Complete to date  Registered Currently – 6426  GreenPoint Raters  367 +  HERS is building Science  GreenPoint is a third party check  Ven Diagram Overlap   No conflict of interest
  26. 26. Example
  27. 27. The Builder • Hires a GreenPoint Rater • Provides documentation where required • Pays fees to rater Fees to Build It Green  $50 per single family home  $100 per home in subdivision or multifamily  project $400 application fee for multifamily development  $350 for pre-construction review for pre-award  logo use
  28. 28. Sort of…  Working relationship  25/75 relationship  Target audiences  San Mateo County Rep  City Ordinances  Everyone wants to adopt a GBO   We need teamwork as we move forward
  29. 29. Environmental Building Strategies  www.ebsconsultants.net  LinkedIn – Search: SF/Bay Area Green Building  Building Green  www.buildinggreen.com  In the LEED  www.intheleed.com  USGBC Northern California Chapter  Links to Silicon Valley Branch  www.usgbc-ncc.org  Build it Green  www.builditgreen.com  www.GreenerBuildings.com 

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