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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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Sustainable Sites

Water Efficiency

Energy and Atmosphere

Materials and Resources

Indoor Environmental Quality

Innovation in Design

Regional Priority

Key Program Components

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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
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WATER EFFICIENCY

  • Water Use Reduction
  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Innovative Wastewater Technologies
  • Water Use Reduction
  • Process Water Use Reduction
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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
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MATERIALS & RESOURCES

  • Storage and Collection of Recyclables
  • Building Reuse
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Materials Reuse
  • Recycled Content
  • Regional Materials
  • Rapidly Renewable Materials
  • Certified Wood
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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
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INNOVATION IN DESIGN

  • Innovation in Design
  • LEED Accredited Professional
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REGIONAL PRIORITY

  • Regional Priority
  • - 4 points possible
  • - Regional USGBC determination
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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
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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
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PREFABRICATED TECHNOLOGIES

Structural Insulated Panels

Precast Concrete

Modular Components

Reduced Construction Times

Quicker Site Stabilization

Smaller Footprint

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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”
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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
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QUESTIONS ABOUT LEED

Is LEED Right for Southern New England?

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