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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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Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

IntroducingConnecticut LEED Program for Green Buildings

Presented by John Guszkowski, AICP, LEED-AP


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

Sustainable Sites

Water Efficiency

Energy and Atmosphere

Materials and Resources

Indoor Environmental Quality

Innovation in Design

Regional Priority

Key Program Components


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

WATER EFFICIENCY

  • Water Use Reduction

  • Water-efficient landscaping

  • Innovative Wastewater Technologies

  • Water Use Reduction

  • Process Water Use Reduction


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

MATERIALS & RESOURCES

  • Storage and Collection of Recyclables

  • Building Reuse

  • Construction Waste Management

  • Materials Reuse

  • Recycled Content

  • Regional Materials

  • Rapidly Renewable Materials

  • Certified Wood


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

INNOVATION IN DESIGN

  • Innovation in Design

  • LEED Accredited Professional


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

REGIONAL PRIORITY

  • Regional Priority

  • - 4 points possible

  • - Regional USGBC determination


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

PREFABRICATED TECHNOLOGIES

Structural Insulated Panels

Precast Concrete

Modular Components

Reduced Construction Times

Quicker Site Stabilization

Smaller Footprint


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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”


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

QUESTIONS ABOUT LEED

Is LEED Right for Southern New England?


Introducing connecticut leed program for green buildings

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East Hartford, CT

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