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Specifying for LEED. BSD SpecLink-E supports the following LEED Green Building Rating Systems: –Version 3 (2009), including: LEED-NC for New Construction.

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1 Specifying for LEED

2 BSD SpecLink-E supports the following LEED Green Building Rating Systems: –Version 3 (2009), including: LEED-NC for New Construction and Major Renovations LEED for Schools LEED-CS for Core and Shell Development LEED-CI for Commercial Interiors –Pre-2009 versions of all the above, plus: LEED-EB for Existing Buildings, Upgrades, Operation, and Maintenance, version 2 LEED

3 LEED Design Criteria Strategies – –Achieving LEED certification will depend heavily on early design decisions, including site selection –Design-build process makes early cost- effective decisions possible –Waiting until the construction documents phase to begin making green decisions may make achieving LEED certification difficult or impossible

4 LEED Design Criteria Study Rating Document & Checklist –

5 LEED Design Criteria Identify the Goal – For All 2009 Editions: –Certified: 40 points –Silver: 50 points –Gold: 60 points –Platinum:80 points –Plus prerequisites that must be met for rating eligibility

6 LEED Design Criteria 2009 Editions offer 4 Regional Priority Credits: –If one of the 6 identified credits is achieved, an extra point is awarded –Each U.S. zip code has its own set of regional priority credits

7 Specifying for LEED Identify Non-Specification Issues- Site Selection Availability of Alternative Transportation Parking Capacity, Reduced Parking Impact Reduced Footprint, Site Disturbance Overall Design for Reduced Energy Needs Optimization of Energy Performance Purchasing Green Power Provisions for Recycling Ventilation Design Prohibition of Smoking Operational Issues: cleaning, pest control

8 Rating System Criteria Categories –Sustainable Sites –Water Efficiency –Energy & Atmosphere –Materials & Resources –Indoor Environmental Quality –Innovation & Design Process Specifying for LEED

9 SpecLink-E provides another way of strategizing credits: Grouping things that: Grouping things that: Are required: All prerequisites Are either possible or not: Existing site options, existing building limitations Will not be in the construction contract: Site selection options, green power, school site master plan, tenant long-term commitment Can be assigned completely to the Contractor: e.g., waste management, IAQ procedures

10 Specifying for LEED... and grouping things: That are good sense, low- or no-cost: e.g., water efficient landscaping, bicycle storage, parking capacity. 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 By design discipline: e.g., architectural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical Green Materials Issues: e.g., recycled, rapidly renewable, regional, certified wood, low VOC, etc. Green Materials Issues: e.g., recycled, rapidly renewable, regional, certified wood, low VOC, etc.

11 Specifying 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.

12 Specifying for LEED First 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.

13 Specifying for LEED Next, activate the Optional Checklist and select a credit category.

14 Specifying for LEED Selection of a design solution automatically turns on the appropriate sections elsewhere in the spec. Each credit in that category is highlighted and some design solutions are offered.

15 Specifying for LEED The LEED Certification Procedures Section automatically summarizes the projects LEED provisions and lists all the sections with detailed requirements.

16 BSD SpecLink-E also includes eight submittal forms that provide a convenient mechanism for submitting documentation needed for LEED certification. Specifying for LEED

17 LEED Submittal Forms Helps Contractor Submit Data for Certification Submittals –Material Cost Summary Form –Wood-Containing Product List –Metal-Containing Product List –Material Content Form (recycled, rapidly renewable) –New Product Source Form (regional) –Reused Product Source Form –Accessory Material VOC Content Certification

18 LEED Submittal Report BSD SpecLink-E includes an automatic LEED report that lists all sections in the project that require LEED submittals

19 Other LEED- and Green-Oriented Sections 01 5713 - Temporary Erosion and Sedimentation Control 01 5721 - Indoor Air Quality Controls 01 6000 - Product Requirements (project-wide material requirements and prohibitions) 016116 - VOC Content Restrictions 01 7000 - Execution and Closeout Requirements (site drainage, pollution prevention) 01 7419 - Construction Waste Management and Disposal 01 9113 - General Commissioning Requirements 01 9114 - Commissioning Authority Responsibilities 02 6500 - Underground Storage Tank Removal 02 8400 - Polychlorinate Biphenyl (PCB) Remediation

20 Other LEED- and Green-Oriented Sections 06 1000 - Rough Carpentry (and other Division 6 sections) (prohibition on old growth timber, sustainably harvested wood, salvaged and re-used wood) 075050 - Vegetated Roof Components 07 9005 - Joint Sealers (VOC limits) 09 6223 - Bamboo Flooring 09 6800 - Carpeting and 09 6850 - Carpet Tile (low VOC) 09 9000 - Painting and Coating (VOC limits) 23 0800 - Commissioning of HVAC 23 2113.33 - Ground-Loop Heat-Pump Piping 31 1000 - Site Clearing (limits on site disturbance) 32 1125 - Turf Surfaced Roadways 32 1413 - Precast Concrete Unit Paving (open-grid pavers)

21 Other Specifier Aids for LEED BSDs Specifiers Library on the web: –SpecLink-E Model Project for a LEED Platinum Elementary School –K12 Model Space Program –LEED K12 Checklist for a New School –LEED K12 Checklist for a School in an Existing Building –Vegetated Roof Components spec

22 Thank you for your interest! SPECIFYING FOR LEED with BSD SpecLink-E Questions? Building Systems Design, Inc. www.bsdsoftlink.com 888-BSD-SOFT (888 273-7638)


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