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How LEED is Changing the Face of Construction in The U.S. [Infographic]

HOW LEED IS CHANGING THE FACE OF CONSTRUCTION IN THE U.S. Building For The Future 24% 40% Globally buildings produce over of global CO2 emissions. and consume over of all primary energy. BUILDING To address these and other problems the construction industry is reinventing itself through LEED practices. LEED USGBC How Much Energy Do U.S. Buildings Consume? All buildings use three types of energy 01 03 ULOING MATERIALS >> Initial Embodied Energy Initial embodied energy is required to produce a building. This includes the energy for the extraction of natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, and installation of materials. Recurring Embodied Energy Operating Energy Building Transportation Energy Recurring embodied energy is the energy Operating energy is needed to operate a building and includes the energy required Building transportation energy is the energy utilized to transport occupants to and from a building. used over time to maintain, repair, or replace materials, components or systems during the life of a building. to heat, cool, and provide electrical services to a building over its lifespan. In 2006, the operating energy of residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. constituted roughly 39% of total energy consumed nationwide, about 39 quadrillion BTU - roughly the equivalent of 6.5Bilion Billion barrels of oil Energy Use By Sector 41% Buildings Transportation 29% Residential buildings are the most prevalent building type in the United States and consume the largest portion of energy consumed by buildings. Industrial U.S. Buildings Account For: 41% of total energy use 13.6% of the total water consumption 73% of total electricity consumption 38% of all CO2 emissions About 170 Million tons of building-related 40% of raw materials globally (3 billion tons annually). construction and demolition (C&D) debris was generated in the U.S. in 2003. Approximately 250 million tons of municipal solid waste One billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced with new construction each year in the U.S. Reinventing U.S. Construction Through LEED BUILDING Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to assess the environmental impact of green buildings throughout their life-cycle - from design and construction, to maintenance, renovation and demolition. Globally. LEED is the most popular and widely used green building rating system. LEED USGBC LEED assessment is based on: Energy, water and material efficiency Building design Waste reduction Enhancement of a building's indoor environment Compared to an average commercial building, LEED Gold buildings currently: Consume 25% less energy Consume 11-15% less water Have 19% lower maintenance costs Have 11-12% lower operating costs 34% lower greenhouse gas emissions 27% higher occupant satisfaction OVER 80 MILLION TONS of waste diverted from landfills by LEED projects. This is expected to grow to 540 million tons of waste diversion by 2030. Retrofitting 1 out of every 100 American homes with water-efficient fixtures could avoid approximately 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. This is equal to removing 15,000 cars from the road for one year. LEED The Way! LEED in the United States There are now more than 3.6 billion square feet of LEED certified building space in the U.S. In 2014, 675.9 million square feet of real estate space became LEED certified. This is the largest area ever to become LEED certified in a single calendar year. The global green building market grew in 2013 to $260 billion, including an estimated 20% of all new U.S. commercial real estate construction. 71% of U.S. construction projects valued at $50 million and above make mention of LEED in their specifications. Areas with the greatest per capita investment in green buildings in the U.S. for 2014 were: District of Columbia Illinois Colorado Maryland Virginia Massachusetts Hawaii California Georgia Minnesota Arizona New York U.S. Nonresidential Building Starts 40-48% are expected to be green, creating a $120-145 billion opportunity in the market. 2% were green 41% were green 2005 2012 2015 U.S. Residential LEED Facts Expected to represent approximately 33% of the market by 2016. An opportunity equal to $101 billion. 2016 19% of the construction companies in the market, are dedicated to green building. 2014 38% of the construction companies in the market, are expected to be dedicated to green building by 2018. 2018 LANCE SURETY Lance Surety Bond Associates is a surety bond agency that helps business owners obtain all types of surety bonds nationwide. BOND ASSOCIATES, INC. Sources: presitely S. GREEN U.S.GREEN

How LEED is Changing the Face of Construction in The U.S. [Infographic]

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The infographic shows how much the green building market has expanded in just 10 years time as well as how necessary this development has been. Please feel free to share this infographic on your site...



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