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US buildings: potable water consumption


US buildings: construction and demolition waste


US buildings: CO2 emissions


US buildings: raw materials consumption


US building: energy use


US building: electricity consumption


Distribution of energy in building

38% space heating, 20% lighting, 8% water heating, 7% cooling, 7% ventilation, 3% personal computers

Amount time people spend indoors


Reduction in energy use (per unit floor space) of green buildings

24% (20% to 30%) less

Reduction in total energy costs for green buildings

50% less

Cost of green buildings compared to conventional

2% more

USGBC History (dates)

1993 formed; 1998 v1; 2000 v2; 2005 v2.2; 2009 v3

USGBC Background (date, type, purpose)

1993, nonprofit, develops rating systems and offers LEED-based education

GBCI Background (date, type, purpose)

2008, nonprofit--separate entity under USGBC, professional accrediation, project certification

Professional Accreditation types

LEED GA, LEED AP + (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes, ND), LEED Fellow

CMP: duration, cost, how to maintain

Credential Maintenance Program: 2 years, $50, retest or do CE

CE: number of hours and LEED specific, kinds of hours (7 examples)

Continuing Education: LEED GA: 15 hours (3 LEED specific), LEED AP+: 30 hours (6 LEED specific), Kinds of hours: attend/lead professional development or live presentation, college courses, self study, certificates related to green buildings, participation on LEED committees, LEED project participation (limit 10 hours)

Logo polices (which to use, changes to)

Use provided files only. Mark may not be altered, may not be smaller than 20% or bigger than 30% original size

Design-bid-build vs. Design-build


Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)



professional responsibility for submitting / signing off on template and documentation

Licensed Professional Exemption (what and how register)

used by project team's registered professional engineers and architects to streamline path for documenting certain credits and bypass submittals; submit license on LEED Online

LEED Online (purpose and features)

Manages documentation process; Features: My Project Page (register, projects, rating selector), Project Dashboard (overview, scorecard, timeline, team admin area, registration details, messages, CIR, credit forms), Resources (tutorials, calculators, sample documentation)


1) Charette: project goals, draft of Scorecard, select Project Admin

Application Process (what info, what payment, what next)

Project Administrator registers with GBCI (account info, general project info, selected rating system, contact info, owner info, project details). Pay registration fee: $900 members, $1200 non-members ($1500 for ND. GBCI sends project number. Gain access to LEED Online. Invite project members

Design App Phase

When forms ready, submit to GBCI via LEED Online. 25 days, come back as Anticipated or Denied. 25 days, team can make clarification request. 15 days, GBCI issues final design review. Teams can accept ruling and move into Construction App Phase, or appeal ($500 per credit). 25 days, Anticipated or Denied. Accept or appeal again. HOW MANY TIMES?

Construction App Phase

When all forms ready, submit completed templates and documentation to GBCI via LEED Online, pay Certification Fee and provide relevant info (If already submitted Design App, just submit credits with changes to them.) 25 days, come back as Anticipated or Denied. 25 days, team can make clarification request. 15 days, GBCI issues final design review. Teams have 30 days to accept ruling and move into Certified / Denied Phase, or appeal ($500 per credit). 25 days, anticipated or denied. 30 days, accept or FINAl appeal. Final appeal reviewed by Steering Committee's anagement Subcomittee (MSC), accepted or denied.

Certified / Denied Phase

LEED certified or denied (project is closed). Project team accepts final ruling and then project awarded certification with formal letter

Certification Application: relevant info

narrative with 3 project highlights, project checklist with projected score, CIRs and dates of rulings, drawings (site, floor, section, elevation, rendering)

Certification Fees

FOR MEMBERS. NC: $2000 <50,000 SF | $0.04 / SF | $20,000 >500,000. EBOM less. CS $3,250 no matter the size

Precertification (which rating system, define, reason)

CS only.Formal recognition that owner has LEED certification as goal. Marketing tool to attract potential tenants and/or financiers. Not commitment to achieve.

Platinum Certification

receive full refund of all certification fees (except for application and CIR / appeal / expidite fees)


primary tool to track progress, indicates which credits assigned to which members. "Scorecard" = LEED Online interactive feature, "Checklist" = downloadable excel spreadsheet

CIR (when, applies to what, how often collected and by whom, 5 guidelines, cost, number of times can appeal)

Credit Interpretation Request. Submit using LEED Online when confused, at any time after registration. CIRs collected twice each month for review by TAG. All rulings after June 2009 project specific: pertains to that particular credit on that particular project at that particular time for that particular team (not precedent setting). Not letter, no attachments, no confidential info, no credit name or contact info--already in LEED Online, limit of 600 words or 4000 characters. Cost $220. Can appeal once.

Certification: number of points

Certified: 40-49, Silver: 50-59, Gold: 60-79, Platinum: 80+.

LEED for Homes Process (initial, beginning, during, after)

1) Contact LEED for Homes Provider and Register 2) Provider or Green Rater will give a preliminary rating based on performance testing and preliminary estimate of score, based on design goals 3) Green rater conducts on-site performance tests and visual inspections during building 4) Green rater will do a final inspection and performance testing. Sends hard copy of completed/signed checklist, Accountability Form, and Durability Risk Evaulation Form to the Provider 5) LEED Homes Proides makes the final review and certifies/denis

LEEED for Homes provider

local / regional organization chosen by USGBC to provide certification services

Green Rater

works with Homes Provider team.

2009 Credit Weighting and Carbon Overlay


Categories for Rating Systems


Design + Construction Phases (5 stages)


Cost / Benefit Analysis (3 types)


Hard vs. Soft costs


Innovation in Design (definition)


Regional Priority (defintion, how determined)


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