LEEDing the Way

LEEDing the Way Greening Buildings with LEED Certification %3D LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices in key areas of human and environmental health. Sustainable site development Indoor Material selection Water Energy efficiency savings environmental quality Innovation & Design Awareness & Education Location & Linkages LEED's Key Areas of Human and Environmental Health Indoor Environmental Sustainable sites Quality Materials & Resources Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere It transforms the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated globally. To receive LEED certification, building projects must: V Satisfy prerequisites V Earn points to achieve different levels of certification Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system There are 5 rating systems that address multiple project types: Building Design and Construction Interior Design and Construction Building Operations and Maintenance Neighborhood Development Homes > Each rating system is made up a combination of credit categories • Within each of the credit categories there are: Specific prerequisites projects must satisfy A variety of credits projects can pursue to earn points • The number of points the project earns determines its level of LEED certification. There are 4 levels of certification Platinum LEED Certified Thresholds Gold Silver Certified POINTS 40-49 50-59 69-79 80+ LEED projects abound. There are: 68,000 71,400 1,400 -------------- %3D More than 68,000 total commerical More than 71,400 certified LEED for Homes residential units More than 1,400 certified K-12 projects projects 3,050 620 - 1,930 ------ --- ШШ More than 3,050 certified higher education projects 620 certified state government projects More than 1,930 certified local government projects LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents 9. =100 As of March 2015, approximately 44% of all square footage pursuing LEED certification existed outside the U.S. LEED-Certified Space by Region South Asia 12 GSM North America 242 GSM Europe 12 GSM East Asia 27 GSM Latin America and Caribbean 6 GSM Africa .098 GSM Middle East and North Africa 3 GSM Pacific .05 GSM • GSM cands for gross square meters. They are listed here in millions. These numbers are current as of April 2015, except for India, which is current as of October 2013. U.S. LEED ranking by per capita square footage: 1. Illinois 2. Colorado 3. Maryland 4. Virginia 5. Massachusetts 6. Hawaii 7. California 8. Georgia 9. Minnesota 10. Arizona & New York (tied) The Case for Green Buildings Compared to less efficient buildings, green buildings: Sell for higher prices Have a better Save money on resources and operating costs return on investment Have a positive impact on the health of occupants Promote renewable, clean energy LEED-certified buildings: Use 25% less Cut operating costs by 19% Reduce average water usage by 15% energy In one study, the ROI for green building owners improved by: Almost 10% on new construction projects More than 19% on existing buildings Energy Star and LEED buildings: Increase selling prices up to $20 per square foot more than buildings without certifications Improve rental rates to 20% $20 above average In a survey including 48 of the Fortune 200 companies: 96% use the LEED green building program to support their sustainability efforts 93% reported that demonstrating a commitment to the environment motivates their company to use LEED 82% are likely to continue using LEED over the next 3 years for new construction or retrofit projects 60% believe LEED positively impacts their ROI 70% stated they pursue LEED as a means to save money by being more energy efficient a key way their 80% agree LEED company communicates sustainability efforts to stakeholders LEED Hits Home LEED-certified buildings: Built to be energy efficient Individually tested to minimize envelope and ductwork leakage Designed to minimize indoor and outdoor water usage Predicted to use an estimated 30 to 60% less energy than comparable homes built to International Energy Conservation Code Outfitted with proper ventilation, high efficiency air filters, and measures to reduce mold and mildew LEED homes: Use less energy. reducing pollution from fossil fuel sources Reduce the Use materials impact of a home's construction more efficiently Integrate into their local environment Improve natural water hydrology Whether commercial, residential, or educational, LEED-certified buildings save energy and money. In turn, the materials used and design choices made help protect human and environmental health. brought to you by: in partnership with: CUSTOME) MADE GHERGICH&Co. ::::

LEEDing the Way

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When it comes to green efforts, helping lessen our impact doesn’t stop once we walk out the door of our home. Businesses and corporations are beginning to embrace an eco-friendly view in their const...


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