LEED GA BASICS.txt

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LEED GA BASICS.txt
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LEED Green Associate V2009 Background information regarding the development and maintenance of LEED, and green building topics. NOT SPECIFIC TO LEED RATING SYSTEMS.
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  1. Hierarchy
    • VISION: Green Building
    • Architect: USGBC
    • Consultant: GBCI
    • Contractor: LEED
  2. Green Building
    Improves on the unfriendly environmental assaults of conventional design and construction by reducing the (4) negative environmental impacts.
  3. Environmental Impacts (hint: 4)
    • Water & Energy Consumption
    • Carbon Dioxide Emissions
    • Raw Material Use
    • Waste Output
  4. Triple Bottom Line
    • Long term view of the effects on (3) resources
    • People: social responsibility impact of a person's happiness, health and productivity
    • Planet: environmental stewardship impact on air, water, land and global climate
    • Profit: economic prosperity impact on corporations bottom line costs
  5. Building Impacts
    • 14% Potable water consumption
    • 30% Waste consumption
    • 38% CO2 Emissions
    • 40% Raw material use
    • 72% Electricity consumption
    • 25% - 50% TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  6. How much time do people spend indoors?
    90% on average
  7. Green Building Costs
    • Hard Costs
    • Soft Costs
    • Life Cycle Costs
  8. LCA
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Cradle to grave analysis of a building, it's materials and components
  9. LCC
    • Life Cycle Cost
    • Analysis of the total cost of ownership throughout the life of the building
    • Includes: design, construction, operation and disposal
  10. USGBC
    • U.S. Green Building Council
    • 1993
    • Transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated to establish triple bottom line.
    • Develops LEED rating system
    • Provides / develops education and research programs
  11. LEED
    • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
    • 1998 by USGBC
  12. GBCI
    • Green Building Certification Institute
    • 2008
    • Third party organization providing professional credentials and project certification.
  13. Sustainability
    Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future.
  14. Built Environment
    Any environment man-made and providing structure for human activity.
  15. Passive Design
    Planning with the intent to utilize natural systems.
  16. Integrated Process
    A team of all stakeholders working collaboratively to find synergies between disciplines which provide a more sustainable design.

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