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What are the benefits of LEED for commercial interiors?
1- Enhanced occupant well being and productivity
2- Improved employee retention and reduced absenteeism
3- Lower operating and maintenance costs
4- Reduced liability associated with poor indoor air quality
5- Increased marketability
6- Decreased churn costs
What credits focus specifically on proven contributors to employee productivity?
1- Thermal comfort
2- Access to daylight and views
3- minimizing interior pollutants
4- controllability of lighting and temperature
What does LEED promote improved performance in?
1- Site selection and employee transportation
2- Water and energy use
3- Environmentally preferred materials, finishes and furnishings
4- Waste stream management
5- Indoor air quality and comfort
6- Innovation in sustainable design and construction
When should you register your project?
Registration is the first step and is best done at the project onset.
What happens once you register your project?
You have access to LEED-Online and the LEED credit interpretation database
How much does it cost to register a project?
$450 for USGBC members and
$600 for non-members
How do buildings in the U.S. impact the planet?
Buildings use
* 1/3 of our total energy
* 2/3 of our electricity
* 1/8 of our water
* transforms land that provides valuable ecological resources
Green design not only makes a positive impact on public health and the environment but also what else?
* reduces operating costs
* enhances building and origanizational marketability
* potentially increases occupants productivity
* helps create a sustainable community
How does LEED fit into the market?
By providing rating systems that are
* voluntary
* consensus-based
* market-driven
* based on accepted energy and environmental principles
* by striking a balance between established practices and emerging concepts
Why is LEED project certification an asset?
* Be recognized for your commitment to environmental issues in your community, your organization (including stockholders), and your industry
* Receive third party validation of achievement
* Qualify for growing array of state and local government initiatives
* Receive marketing exposure through USGBC web site, Greenbuild Conference, case studies, & media announcements
Name the Sustainable Sites credits
SSc1- Site Selection
SSc2- Development Density and Community Connectivity
SSc3.1- Alternative Transportation, Public Transportation Access
SSc3.2- Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms
SSc3.3- Alternative Transportation, Parking Availability
Name the Water Efficiency credits
WEc1.1- Water Use Reduction, 20% Reduction
WEc1.2- Water Use Reduction, 30% Reduction
Name the Energy & Atmosphere credits
EAp1- Fundamental Commissioning
EAp2- Minimum Energy Performance
EAp3- CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment
EAc1.1- Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Power
EAc1.2- Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Controls
EAc1.3- Optimize Energy Performance, HVAC
EAc1.4- Optimize Energy Performance, Equipment and Appliances
EAc2- Enhanced Commissioning
EAc3- Energy Use, Measurement & Payment Accountability
EAc4- Green Power
Name the Materials & Resources credits
MRp1- Storage and Collection of Recyclables
MRc1.1- Tenant Space, Long Term Commitment
MRc1.2- Building Reuse, Maintain 40% of Interior Non-Structural Components
MRc1.3- Building Reuse, Maintain 60% of Interior Non-Structural Components
MRc2.1- Construction Waste Management, Divert 50% From Landfill
MRc2.2- Construction Waste Management, Divert 75% From Landfill
MRc3.1- Resource Reuse, 5%
MRc3.2- Resource Reuse, 10%
MRc3.3- Resource Reuse, 30% Furniture and Furnishings
MRc4.1- Recycled Content, 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)
MRc4.2- Recycled Content, 20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)
MRc5.1- Regional Materials, 20% Manufactured Regionally
MRc5.2- Regional Materials, 10% Extracted and Manufactured Regionally
MRc6- Rapid Renewable MAterials
MRc7- Certified Wood
Name the Environmental Quality Credits
EQp1- Minimum IAQ Performance
EQp2- Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
EQc1- Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring
EQc2- Increased Ventilation
EQc3.1- Construction IAQ Management Plan, During Construction
EQc3.2- Construction IAQ Management Plane, Before Occupancy
EQc4.1- Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives and Sealants
EQc4.2- Low-Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings
EQc4.3- Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems
EQc4.4s- Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives
EQc4.5- Low-Emitting Materials, Systems Furniture and Seating
EQc5- Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
EQc6.1- Controllability of Systems, lighting
EQ6.2- Cosntrollability of systems, temperature and ventilation
EQ7.1- Thermal Comfort, compliance
EQ7.2- Thermal Comfort, monitoring
EQ8.1- Daylight and Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces
EQ8.2- Daylight and Views, Daylight 90% of Spaces
EQc8.3- Daylight and Views, Views for 90% of Seated Spaces
Name the Innovation & Design Process credits
ID1.1- Innovation in Design
ID1.2- Innovation in Design
ID1.3- Innovation in Design
ID1.4- Innovation in Design
IDc2- LEED Accredited Professional
How many possible points are there?
57
How many points need to be earned to become certified?
21-26
How many points need to be earned to receive a Silver rating?
27-31
How many points need to be earned to receive a Gold rating?
32-41
How many points do you need to earn to receive a Platinum rating?
42-57
What is the Intent of Site Selection credit 1?
Encourage tenants to select buildings with best practices systems and employed green strategies
What are the Requirements for Site Selection Credit 1?
**Select a LEED certified building
OR
**Locate the tenant space in a building that has in place
*option A- Brownfield Redevelopment
*option B- Stormwater managemtn:rate & quantity
*option C- Stormwater Management: treatment
*option D- Heat Island Reduction, non-roof
*option E- Heat Island Reduction, roof
*option F- light pollution reduction
*option G- Water efficient irrigation: reduced potable water consumption
*option H- Water efficient irrigation: no potable use or no irrigation
*option I- Innovative Wastewater Technologies
*option J- Water Use Reduction: 20% Reduction
*option K- Onsite renewable energy
*option L- Other quantifiable environmental performance
What is option A in Site Selection Credit 1?
Brownfield Redevelopment:
*A building developed on a site that has been documented (by means of ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment)
OR
*A building on a site that has been clasified as a brownfield by a local, state, or federal government agency. Effective remediation of site contamination must have been completed.
What is option B in Site Selection Credit 1?
Stormwater Management: Rate and Quantity
* A building that prior to its development had: Less than or equal to 50% imperviousness and has implemented a stormwater management plan that equals or is less than the pre-developed 1.5 year, 24 hour rate and quantity discharge.
OR
* If greater than 5% imperviousness, has implemented a stormwater management plan that reduced pre-developed 1.5 year, 24 hour rate and quantity discharge by 25% of the annual stormwater retention ponds, capture of rainwater for reuse or other measures.
What is option C of Site Selection Credit 1?
Stormwater management: Treatment
* A building that has in place site stormwater treatment systems designed to remove 80% of the average annual site area total suspended solids (TSS) and 40% of the average annual site area total phosphorous (TP).
These values are based on the average annual loadings from all storms less than or equal to the 2 year/24-hour storm. The building must implement and maintain Best Manage- ment Practices (BMPs) outlined in Ch. 4, Part 2 (Urban Runoff), of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters, January 1993 (Document No. EPA 840B92002) or the local government's BMP document, whichever is more stringent.
What is option D of Site Selection Credit 1?
Heat Island Reduction, Non-Roof:
*A building that provides shade (or will have within 5 years of landscape installation) and/or uses light-colored/high-albedo materials with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of at least 30, and/or open grid pavement, that individually or in total equals at least 30% of the site's non-roof impervious surfaces, which include parking area, walkways, plazas, fire lanes, etc.
OR
* Used an open-Grid pavement system (less than 50% impervious) for 50% of the parking lot area
What is option E of Site Selection Credit 1?
Heat Island Reduction, Roof
* A building with roofing having a Solar Reflectence Index (SRI) greater than or equal to the value of 78 SRI for a Low-sloped roof with a slopr of less than or equal to 2:12 or an SRI of 29 for a Steep-sloped roof with a slope greater than 2:12 for a minimum of 75% of the roof surface
OR
* A building that has installed a "green" (vegetated) roof for at least 50% of the roof area
OR
* A building having in combination high SRI roofs and vegetated roofs that satisfy the following area requirement...
TOTAL ROOF AREA less than or equal to [(Area of SRI Roof x 1.33) + (Area of vegetated roof x 2)]
What is option F of Site Selection credit 1?
Light Pollution Reduction:
A building that meets or provides lower light levels and uniformity ratios than those recommended by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Recommended Practice Manual: Lighting for Exterior Environments (RP-33-99). The buildings must have designed the exterior lighting such that all exterior luminaires with more than 1,000 initial lamp lumens are shielded and all luminaires with more than 3,500 initial lamp lumens meet the Full Cutoff IESNA Classification. The maximum candela value of all interior lighting shall fall within the property. Any luminaire within a distance of 2.5 times its mounting height from the property boundary shall have shielding such that no light from that luminaire crosses the property boundary.
What is option G of Site Selection Credit 1?
Water Efficient Irrigation: Reduced potable water consumption:
A building that employs high-efficiency irrigation technology, OR uses captured rain or recycled site water to reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50% over conventional means.
What is option H of Site Selection Credit 1?
Water Efficient Irrigation: No Potable Use or No Irrigation:
A building that uses only captured rain or recycled site water to eliminate all potable water use for site irrigation (except for initial watering to establish plants), OR does not have permanent landscaping irrigation systems.
What is option I of Site Selection Credit 1?
Innovation Wastewater Technologies:
A building that reduces the use of municipally provided potable water for building sewage conveyance by a minimum of 50%, OR treats 100% of wastewater on-site to tertiary standards.
What is option J of Site Selection Credit 1?
Water Use Reduction: 20% Reduction:
A building that meets the 20% reduction in water use requirement for the entire building and has an ongoing plan to require future occupants to comply
What is option K of Site Selection Credit 1?
Onsite Renewable Energy:
A building that supplies at least 5% of the building's total energy use (expressed as a fraction of annual energy cost) through the use of on-site renewable energy systems.
What is option L of Site Selection Credit 1?
Othe Quantifiable Environmental Performance:
A building that has had in place at the time of selection other quantifiable environmental performance, for which the requirements may be found in other LEED rating systems.
What are the Submittals for Site Selection Credit 1?
Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the architect, interior designer, building owner, engineer or other responsibile party, declaring compliance with each claimed requirement based on the applicable standards as defined in the applicable LEED Green Building Rating System.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Site Selection Credit 1?
During the building selection process, give preference to those properties employing the highest and best green building strategies.
What is the Intent of Sustainable Sites - Developmental Density and Community Connectivity - Credit 2?
Channel development to urban areas with existing in frastructure, protect greenfields and preserve habitat and natural resources.
What are the requirements for Developmental Density and Community Connectivity - Credit 2?
*Select a space in a building that is located in an established, walkable community with a minimum densit of 60,000 square feet per acre net (two-story downtown development)
OR
*Select a space in a building that is located within 1/2 mile of a residential zone or neighborhood (with an average density of 10 units per acre net)
AND
*The buildig has pedestrian access to at least 10 of the basic services listed within 1/2 mile
**Greenfield developments and projects that do not use existing infrastructure are not eligible
What are the list of basic services that the Developmental Density and Community Connectivity - Credit 2 requires pedestrian access to?
* Bank
* Place of Worship
* Convenience Grocery
* Day Care
* Cleaners
* Fire Station
* Hair Care
* Harware
* Laundry
* Library
* Medical/Dental
* Senior Care Facility
* Park
* Pharmacy
* Post Office
* Restaurant
* School
* Supermarket
* Commercial Office
* Community Center, and other recognized services evaluated on their merit
What are the Submittals for Sustainable Sites - Development Density and Community Connectivity - Credit 2?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the civil engineer, architect, or other responsible party, declaring that the project has met the credit requirement.
* Provide density calculations for the building and surrounding area with an area plan, highlighting the building location
OR
* Provide an area plan highlighting the building location, the residential zone or neighborhood, and 10 or more of the basic services located within 1/2 mile of the project space (inclusive of the building selected)
What are the potential Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Sites - Development Density & Community COnnectivity - Credit 2?
During the site selection process, give preference to urban site with pedestrians access to a variety of services.
What is the Intent of Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Public Access - Credit 3.1?
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
What are the requirements for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Public Access - Credit 3.1?
Tenant to select building within 1/2 mile of commuter rail, light rail or subway station or 1/4 mile of two or more public or campus bus lines usable by tenant occupants.
What are the submittals for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Public Access - Credit 3.1?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by an appropriate party, declaring that the building in which the project is located is within required proximity of mass transit.
* Provide an area drawing or transit map highlighting the building location and the fixed rail stations and bus lines,, and inidicate the distances between them. Include a scale bar for distance measurement.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Public Access - Credit 3.1?
Perform a transportation survey of potential tenant occupants to identify transportation needs. Choose a building near mass transit.
What is the Intent of Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms - Credit 3.2?
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use
What are the requirements for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms - Credit 3.2?
Provide secure bicycle storage, with convenient changing/shower facilities (within 200 yards of the building) for 5% or more of tenant occupation.
What are the submittals for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms - Credit 3.2?
*Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the architect, interior designer or other responsible party, declaring the distance to the cycle storage and showers from the building entrance, showing the number of regular tenant occupants and demonstrating the more than 5% of occupants have provision.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms - Credit 3.2?
select a building with transporation amenities such as bicycle racks and showering/changing facilities or add them as part of the tenant fit-out.
What is the Intent of Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Parking Availability - Credit 3.3?
Reduce pollution and land development impacts from single occupancy vehicle use.
What are the Requirements for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Parking Availability - Credit 3.3?
*Case A: For projects occupying less than 75% of gross building square footage:
Parking spaces provided to tenant shall not exceed minimum number required by local zoning regulations.
AND
Priority parking for carpools or van pools will be provided for 5% or more of tenant occupants
OR
No parking will be provided or subsized for tenant occupants
* Case B: For projects occupying 75% or over of gross building sqaure footage:
Parking capacity will not exceed minimum local zoning requirements
AND
Priority parking for carpools or vanpools will be provided capable of serving 5% of the building occupants
OR
No new parking will be added for rehabillitation projects.
AND
Preferred parking for carpools or vanpools will be provided capable of serving 5% of the building occupants.
What are the Submittals for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Parking Availability - Credit 3.3?
* Provide the LEED-CI Template, signed by the architect, interior designer or other responsible party, stating any relevant section of local zoning regulation defining parking requirements for tenant's occupancy group and zone and priority parking accomodations.
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the architect, interior designer, or other responsible party, showing the section of the tenant's lease that indicates parking guarantees accomodations.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Sustainable Site - Alternative Transportation, Parking Availability - Credit 3.3?
Select a building with minimized car parking capacity and include limited parking inclusions in the lease.
What is the Intent for Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 20% Reduction?
Maximize water efficiency with tenant spaces to reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems.
What are the requirements for Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 20% Reduction - Credit 1.1?
* Based on tenant occupance requirements, employ strategies that in aggregate use 20% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the tenant space (not including irrigation) after meeting Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performace requirements.
What are the Submittals for
Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 20% Reduction - Credit 1.1?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the MEP Engineer or other responsibile party, declaring that the project uses 20% less water, based on the tenant occupancy requirements, than the baseline fixture performance requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
* Provide the spreadsheet calculation demonstrating that the water-consuming fixtures identified for the stated occupancy and use of the tenant reduce occupancy-based potable water consumption by 20% compared to baseline conditions.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 20% Reduction - Credit 1.1?
Estimate the potable water needs for the tenant space. Use high efficiency fixtures such as composting toilet systems and non-water using urinals, and occupant sensors to reduce the potable water demand.
What is the Intent of
Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 30% Reduction - Credit 1.2?
Maximize water efficiency within tenant spaces to reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems.
What are the requirements for Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 30% Reduction - Credit 1.2?
* Based on tenant occupance requirements, employ strategies that in aggregate use 30% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the tenant space (not including irrigation) after meeting Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performace requirements.
What are the Submittals for Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 30% Reduction - Credit 1.2?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the MEP Engineer or other responsible party, declaring that the project uses 30% less water, based on tenant occupancy requirements, than the baseline fixture performance requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
* Provide the spreadsheet calculateion demonstrating that the water-consuming fixtures identified for the stated occupancy and use of the tenant reduce occupancy-based potable water consumption by 30% compared to baseline conditions.
What are the potential technologies and strategies ofr Water Efficiency - Water Use Reduction, 30% Reduction - Credit 1.2?
Estimate the potable water needs for the tenant space. Use high-efficiency fixtures such as composting toilets and non-water using urinals, and occupant sensors to reduce the potable water demand.
What is the Intent of Energy & Atmosphere - Fundamental Commissioning - Prerequisite 1?
Verify that the project's energy-related systems are installed, calibrated and perform as intended.
What are the requirements for Energy & Atmosphere - Fundamental Commissioning - Prerequisite 1?
* Designate an individual as the Commissioning Authority to lead the commissioning process activities. This individual should not be directly responsible for project design or construction management.
* Clearly document the owner's project requirements and the basis of design for the building's energy related systems. Updates to these documents shall be made during design and construction by the design team.
* Develop and incorporate commissioning requirements into the construction documents.
* Develop and utilize a commissioning plan.
* Verify that the installation and performance of energy consuming systems meet the owner's project requirements and basis of design.
* Complete a commissioning report
-COMMISSIONED SYSTEMS:
The energy-related systems to be included in the commissioning process activities included in the commissioning process activities include as a minimum:
* Heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems (mechanical and passive) and associated controls
* Lighting controls, including day lighting
* Domestic hot water systems
* Renewable energy systems (PV, wind, solar, etc.)
What are the submittals for Energy & Atmosphere - Fundamental Commissioning - Prerequisite 1?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the Commissioning Authority and tenant confirming that the commissioning requirements for the project's energy-related systems have been successfully executed or will be provided under exisiting contract(s).
* Provide a narrative and diagrams indicating how the HVAC system works, what portions are shared with other tenants in the building, what was included in the project scope of work, and if improvements were made in conjunction with the project by any other common building systems supplying the tenant area.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Energy & Atmosphere - Fundamental Commissioning - Prerequisite 1?
Engage a Commissioning Authority prior to the start of design. Determine the owner's program and initial design intent. Develop and maintain a commissioning plan for use during design and construction. Incorporate commissioning requirements in bid documents. Assemble the commissioning team, and prior to occupancy verify the performance of energy consuming systems. Complete the commissioning reports with reccomendations prior to acceptance of the HVAC systems.
What is the Intent of the Energy & Atmosphere - Minimum Energy Performance - Prerequisite 2?
Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the tenant space systems.
What are the requirements for Energy & Atmosphere - Minimum Energy Performance - Prerequisite 2?
Design portions of the building as covered by the tenant's scope of work to comply with ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 or the local energy code, whichever is more stringent.
What are the submittals for Energy & Atmosphere - Minimum Energy Performance - Prerequisite 2?
Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by the license professional engineer, architect or other responsible party, stating that the tenant space complies with ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004 or local energy codes, whichever is more stringent. If local energy codes were applied, demonstrate that the local energy code is more stringent than ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004.
California Title 24 2001 has been deemed to be more stringent than ASHRAE 90.1-2004 for LEED purposes. No demonstratin of equivalency is required for project teams implementing Title 24 2001.
What are the potential technologies & strategies for Energy & Atmosphere - Minimum Energy Performance - Prerequisite 2?
Design the systems impacted in the tenant's scope of work to maximize energy performance. Use a computer simulation model to assess the energy performance and identify the most cost effective energy measures. Quantify energy performances as compared to the baseline building.
What is the intent of the Energy & Atmosphere - CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equpiment - Prerequisite 3?
Reduce Ozone depletion
What are the requirements for Energy & Atmosphere - CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equpiment - Prerequisite 3?
Zero use of CFC-based refrigerants in tenant HVAC&R systems when within of work
What are the submittals for Energy & Atmosphere - CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equpiment - Prerequisite 3?
* Provide the LEED-CI Letter Template, signed by a professional engineer or other responsible party, declaring that there are no CFCs in HVAC&R systems that have been installed or renovated within the LEED-CI project scope.
What are the potential technologies and strategies for Energy & Atmosphere - CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equpiment - Prerequisite 3?
When reusing existing HVAC systems, conduct and inventory to identify equipment that uses CFC refrigerants and replace or retrofit these systems with non-CFC refrigerants. For new installations, specify new HVAC equipment that uses no CFC refrigerants.
What is the intent of the Energy & Atmosphere - Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Power - Credit 1.1?
Acheive increasing levels of energy conservation beyond the referenced standard to reduce environmental impacts associated with excessive energy use.
What are the requirements for Energy & Atmosphere - Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Power - Credit 1.1?
Reduced or connected lighting power density below that allowed by ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 using either the Space-by-Space Method