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Introducing Connecticut LEED Program for Green Buildings. Presented by John Guszkowski , AICP, LEED-AP. What is the USGBC ?. USGBC is an acronym for the United States Green Building Council. A Non-Profit Coalition started in 1993

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IntroducingConnecticut LEED Program for Green Buildings

Presented by John Guszkowski, AICP, LEED-AP


What is the USGBC?

  • USGBC is an acronym forthe United States Green Building Council.

  • A Non-Profit Coalition started in 1993

  • Over 18,000 member companies and organizations belong to USGBC

  • Provides leadership to promote “Green Building” practices

  • One of many green building standards – has most cache


What is “GREEN BUILDING”?

  • Green Building is the practice of using resources and methods to create sustainable environments.

  • Some of the elements of Green Building are:

  • Appropriate Siting and Footprint

  • Use of Recycled, Natural and/or Local building / landscaping materials

  • Energy and Water Efficiency

  • Implementation of Sustainable Practices

  • Indoor Environmental Quality


What is LEED?

  • LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.It is a nationally-recognized rating system that measures energy and performance efficiency, environmental health and sustainability.

  • It addresses today’s important challenges:

  • Global Climate Change

  • Dependence on Non-Sustainable Energy sources

  • Threats to Human Health


LEED for New Construction, Core, Shell, and Schools

Scoring system

100 Base Points

6 “Innovation in Design”

4 Regional Priority

Levels of Certification

Certified40-49

Silver50-59

Gold60-79

Platinum80+

Program Components


Sustainable Sites

Water Efficiency

Energy and Atmosphere

Materials and Resources

Indoor Environmental Quality

Innovation in Design

Regional Priority

Key Program Components


SUSTAINABLE SITES

  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

  • Environmental Site Assessment

    • Site Selection

    • Development Density and Community Connectivity

    • Brownfield Redevelopment

    • Alternative Transportation

    • Site Development

    • Stormwater Design

    • Heat Island Effect

    • Light Pollution Reduction


WATER EFFICIENCY

  • Water Use Reduction

  • Water-efficient landscaping

  • Innovative Wastewater Technologies

  • Water Use Reduction

  • Process Water Use Reduction


ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE

  • Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems

  • Minimum Energy Performance

  • Fundamental Refrigerant Management

  • Optimize Energy Performance

  • On-Site Renewable Energy

  • Enhanced Commissioning

  • Enhanced Refrigerant Management

  • Measurement and Verification

  • Green Power


MATERIALS & RESOURCES

  • Storage and Collection of Recyclables

  • Building Reuse

  • Construction Waste Management

  • Materials Reuse

  • Recycled Content

  • Regional Materials

  • Rapidly Renewable Materials

  • Certified Wood


INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

  • Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control

  • Minimum Acoustical Performance

  • Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring

  • Increased Ventilation

  • Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

  • Low-Emitting Materials

  • Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control

  • Controllability of Systems

  • Thermal Comfort

  • Daylight and Views

  • Enhanced Acoustical Performance

  • Mold Prevention


INNOVATION IN DESIGN

  • Innovation in Design

  • LEED Accredited Professional


REGIONAL PRIORITY

  • Regional Priority

  • - 4 points possible

  • - Regional USGBC determination


LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT

  • Low Impact Development (LID) is a land planning and engineering design approach to managing stormwater runoff using natural on-site features to protect water quality near its source.

  • These engineered features process stormwater using the following methods:

  • infiltration

  • filtration

  • storage

  • evaporation

  • detention


SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

  • Implementation of Sustainable Practices may include:

  • Composting

  • Use of Rain Barrels for water collection or Rain Gardens for natural run-off control

  • Open-air laundry drying (clotheslines)

  • Native Plant Landscaping


PREFABRICATED TECHNOLOGIES

Structural Insulated Panels

Precast Concrete

Modular Components

Reduced Construction Times

Quicker Site Stabilization

Smaller Footprint


QUESTIONS ABOUT LEED

  • Is LEED Necessary?

  • Under what circumstances?

  • What does it actually get you?

  • What does it cost?

    • - Project costs

    • - Opportunity costs

    • - LEED vs. “Small G green”


QUESTIONS ABOUT LEED

  • Are there alternatives?

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “Green Buildings”

  • Energy Efficient Building Association

  • State of California

  • City of Seattle

  • Energy Star


QUESTIONS ABOUT LEED

Is LEED Right for Southern New England?


CME Associates, Inc.

www.cmeengineering.com

Woodstock, CT

East Hartford, CT

Southbridge, MA

Salt Lake City, UT


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