2LEEDBSD SpecLink-E supports the following LEED Green Building Rating Systems:Version 3 (2009), including:LEED-NC for New Construction and Major RenovationsLEED for SchoolsLEED-CS for Core and Shell DevelopmentLEED-CI for Commercial InteriorsPre-2009 versions of all the above, plus:LEED-EB for Existing Buildings, Upgrades, Operation, and Maintenance, version 2
3LEED Design Criteria Strategies – Achieving LEED certification will depend heavily on early design decisions, including site selectionDesign-build process makes early cost-effective decisions possibleWaiting until the construction documents phase to begin making green decisions may make achieving LEED certification difficult or impossible
5LEED Design Criteria Identify the Goal – For All 2009 Editions: Certified: 40 pointsSilver: 50 pointsGold: 60 pointsPlatinum: 80 pointsPlus prerequisites that must be met for rating eligibility
6LEED Design Criteria 2009 Editions offer 4 Regional Priority Credits: If one of the 6 identified credits is achieved, an extra point is awardedEach U.S. zip code has its own set of regional priority credits
7Specifying for LEED Identify Non-Specification Issues- Site Selection Availability of Alternative TransportationParking Capacity, Reduced Parking ImpactReduced Footprint, Site DisturbanceOverall Design for Reduced Energy NeedsOptimization of Energy PerformancePurchasing Green PowerProvisions for RecyclingVentilation DesignProhibition of SmokingOperational Issues: cleaning, pest control
8Specifying for LEED Rating System Criteria Categories Sustainable SitesWater EfficiencyEnergy & AtmosphereMaterials & ResourcesIndoor Environmental QualityInnovation & Design Process
9Specifying for LEEDSpecLink-E provides another way of strategizing credits:Grouping things that:Are required: All prerequisitesAre either possible or not: Existing site options, existing building limitationsWill not be in the construction contract: Site selection options, green power, school site master plan, tenant long-term commitmentCan be assigned completely to the Contractor: e.g., waste management, IAQ procedures
10Specifying for LEED . . . and grouping things: That are “good sense,” low- or no-cost: e.g., water efficient landscaping, bicycle storage, parking capacity.By design discipline: e.g., architectural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical“Green Materials” Issues: e.g., recycled, rapidly renewable, regional, certified wood, low VOC, etc.
11Specifying for LEED LEED Credit Summary BSD SpecLink-E includes an automated LEED Credit Summary checklist section for each rating system that organizes the potential credits logically and helps you determine those that are most feasible for your project.Links from the checklist automatically select appropriate options, highlight relevant sections, and select specific requirements within those sections.
12Specifying for LEEDFirst select the section that covers the rating system to be used for the project – either one of the four 2009 editions or the original Credit Summary section with the pre-2009 editions.
13Specifying for LEEDNext, activate the Optional Checklist and select a credit category.
14Specifying for LEEDEach credit in that category is highlighted and some design solutions are offered.Selection of a design solution automatically turns on the appropriate sections elsewhere in the spec.
15Specifying for LEEDThe LEED Certification Procedures Section automatically summarizes the project’s LEED provisions and lists all the sections with detailed requirements.
16Specifying for LEEDBSD SpecLink-E also includes eight submittal forms that provide a convenient mechanism for submitting documentation needed for LEED certification.
17LEED Submittal FormsHelps Contractor Submit Data for Certification SubmittalsMaterial Cost Summary FormWood-Containing Product ListMetal-Containing Product ListMaterial Content Form (recycled, rapidly renewable)New Product Source Form (regional)Reused Product Source FormAccessory Material VOC Content Certification
18LEED Submittal ReportBSD SpecLink-E includes an automatic LEED report that lists all sections in the project that require LEED submittals
19Other LEED- and “Green”-Oriented Sections Temporary Erosion and Sedimentation ControlIndoor Air Quality ControlsProduct Requirements (project-wide material requirements and prohibitions)VOC Content RestrictionsExecution and Closeout Requirements (site drainage, pollution prevention)Construction Waste Management and DisposalGeneral Commissioning RequirementsCommissioning Authority ResponsibilitiesUnderground Storage Tank RemovalPolychlorinate Biphenyl (PCB) Remediation
20Other LEED- and “Green”-Oriented Sections Rough Carpentry (and other Division 6 sections) (prohibition on old growth timber, sustainably harvested wood, salvaged and re-used wood)Vegetated Roof ComponentsJoint Sealers (VOC limits)Bamboo FlooringCarpeting and Carpet Tile (low VOC)Painting and Coating (VOC limits)Commissioning of HVACGround-Loop Heat-Pump PipingSite Clearing (limits on site disturbance)Turf Surfaced RoadwaysPrecast Concrete Unit Paving (open-grid pavers)
21Other Specifier Aids for LEED BSD’s Specifiers’ Library on the web:SpecLink-E Model Project for a LEED Platinum Elementary SchoolK12 Model Space ProgramLEED K12 Checklist for a New SchoolLEED K12 Checklist for a School in an Existing BuildingVegetated Roof Components spec
22SPECIFYING FOR LEED with BSD SpecLink-E Questions?Building Systems Design, Inc.888-BSD-SOFT( )Thank you for your interest!