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1 Chapter 2: Introduction to LEED Rating Systems 1 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

2 Disclaimer LEED® and USGBC® are registered trademarks of the U.S. Green Building Council. The author is not affiliated to USGBC or GBCI. The information provided in the presentation are compiled by the author and is not endorsed by USGBC or GBCI 2 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

3 Learning Objectives What is LEED? Principles of LEED Various LEED Rating systems How does the LEED Rating systems work? USGBC, GBCI & LEED Online Minimum Program requirements of LEED 3 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

4 4 How many points did I score? Did I pass? Internationally recognized Green Building rating system developed by USGBC LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

5 Characteristics of LEED © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 5 Provide a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions Voluntary Rating System Consensus based system Third party Certification

6 Social Responsibility (People): Better living conditions for people Environmental Stewardship (Planet) : Less impact on environment Economic Prosperity (Profit): Reduce the Life Cycle cost of building Triple bottom line 6 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

7 Various LEED Rating Systems 7 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

8 LEED Rating System families LEED for BD+C Applicable for New construction and Major renovation of buildings* LEED for ID+C Applicable for Projects whose scope is limited to interior fit out LEED for O+M Existing buildings undergoing improvement Minor upgrade may be included LEED for ND Applicable for Land development projects. Mixed use developments etc LEED for Homes Applicable for all residential projects except high rise residential building © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 8 Major Renovation includes any of the following a.Building Envelope Changes b.HVAC system changes c.Major Interior changes

9 LEED for BD+C adaption LEED BD+C: New Construction LEED BD+C: Core and Shell LEED BD+C: SchoolsLEED BD+C: RetailLEED BD+C: HealthcareLEED BD+C: Data Centers LEED BD+C: Hospitality LEED BD+C: Warehouses and Distribution Centers © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 9

10 Applicable for Projects whose scope is significantly restricted to Core & Shell of the building  Core – Structure  Shell –building envelope Example: Shopping Malls LEED BD+C: Core & Shell 10 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

11 LEED BD+C: Schools Applicable for Academic buildings of K-12 schools Non academic buildings of schools, Post secondary academic buildings and pre kinder garden buildings may qualify for both for LEED BD+C: Schools & NC 11 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

12 LEED BD+C: Data Centers 12 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing equipment such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.

13 LEED BD+C: Retail Applicable for retail building projects like banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box etc. 13 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

14 LEED BD+C: Warehouse and distribution Centers 14 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials or personal belongings

15 LEED BD+C: Hospitality 15 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for buildings dedicated to hotels, motels, inns, or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.

16 LEED BD+C: Health Care Applicable for Inpatient and outpatient health care facilities Licensed long term health care facilities. Medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education and research centers 16 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

17 Applicable for Office buildings, library, museum, church etc High rise Residential buildings i.e. 9+ habitable stories LEED BD+C: New Construction 17 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

18 LEED for Homes adaption LEED Homes: Homes and Multifamily Lowrise LEED Homes: Multifamily Midrise © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 18

19 LEED Homes: Homes and Multifamily Lowrise 19 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for Single family housing Low rise multi family housing( upto 3 habitable stories)

20 LEED Homes: Multifamily Midrise 20 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for multi-family residential buildings of 4 to 8 occupiable stories above grade.

21 LEED for ID+C adaption LEED ID+C: Commercial InteriorsLEED ID+C: RetailLEED ID+C: Hospitality © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 21

22 LEED ID+C: Retail 22 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for retail interior projects like banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box etc.

23 LEED ID+C: Hospitality 23 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Applicable for interior spaces dedicated to hotels, motels, inns, or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short- term lodging with or without food.

24 Applicable for Interior spaces dedicated to functions other than retail or hospitality. LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors 24 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

25 LEED for O+M adaption LEED O+M: Data CentersLEED O+M: Warehouses and Distribution CentersLEED O+M: HospitalityLEED O+M: SchoolsLEED O+M: RetailLEED O+M: Existing Buildings © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 25

26 LEED for ND adaption LEED ND: PlanLEED ND: Build Project © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 26

27 LEED for Neighborhood Development(LEED ND): Plan Applicable for projects in conceptual planning or master planning or under construction stage 27 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

28 28 LEED for Neighborhood Development(LEED ND): Built Project Applicable for completed development projects.

29 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 29 Summary of LEED Rating system Adoption for different project typologies LEED For Building Design and Construction LEED for Homes LEED for Interior Design and Construction LEED for Building Operation and Maintenance LEED for Neighbourhood Development:  LEED BD+C: New Construction  LEED BD+C: Core and Shell  LEED BD+C: Schools  LEED BD+C: Retail  LEED BD+C: Healthcare  LEED BD+C: Data Centers  LEED BD+C: Hospitality  LEED BD+C: Warehouses and Distribution Centers  LEED Homes: Homes and Multifamily Lowrise  LEED Homes: Multifamily Midrise  LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors  LEED ID+C: Retail  LEED ID+C: Hospitality  LEED O+M: Existing Buildings  LEED O+M: Data Centers  LEED O+M: Warehouses and Distribution Centers  LEED O+M: Hospitality  LEED O+M: Schools  LEED O+M: Retail  LEED ND: Plan  LEED ND: Build Project

30 Selecting an appropriate rating system Most projects shall fit into a particular rating system. In case of confusion – Apply 60/40 rule. Select the rating system which is applicable for 60% or more the project area. – The rating system which is most applicable for the project should be selected. 30 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

31 How does LEED Rating Systems work? 31 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

32 Credit Categories in LEED Rating systems Integrative Process (IP) Location and Transportation(LT) Sustainable Sites(SS) Water Efficiency(WE) Energy & Atmosphere(EA) Materials & Resources(MR) Indoor Environmental Quality(IEQ) Innovation in Design(ID) Regional Priority(RP) Main Credit categories Bonus categories 32 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

33 33 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Prerequisites are mandatory requirements for a project to be certified. Credits are optional requirements. Points are awarded when project comply with credit requirements.

34 Levels of LEED Certification 34 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

35 Prerequisites Credits + Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum LEED Rating System Credit Categories Satisfy mandatory requirements + earn points 35 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

36 36 How Points are allotted? Points are allotted based on how the credit supports LEED Goals

37 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 37 Weight age for different Impact categories

38 LEED Reference Manuals : Publications by USGBC which details the intent, requirement, strategies, calculations etc for each credit in the rating system. 38 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

39 USGBC, GBCI & LEED Online 39 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

40 Only buildings can be certified by LEED LEED Green Associate, LEED AP and LEED AP Fellow are LEED Credentials LEED does not endorse or certify any products. Products can only help you complying with credit requirements Individuals cannot be members of USGBC. Only companies can be members. Full time employees of USGBC member companies are considered as USGBC members. USGBC member companies can use USGBC logo in website, business cards and signatures Points to remember about LEED & USGBC 40 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

41 Single Project/Building can earn Multiple Certification Example: Owner of a new Core & Shell building may apply for LEED BD+C: CS and tenants of the same building may apply for LEED ID+C, the owner may apply for LEED O+M: Existing Buildings after the building is occupied 41 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

42 Must be in a permanent location on existing land Must use reasonable & consistent site/LEED boundaries Must comply with project size requirements 1000 sq.ft for LEED BD+C and LEED O+M and 250 sq.ft for LEED ID+C LEED ND: should contain at least two habitable buildings and be no larger than 1500 acres LEED Homes: Should be a dwelling unit 42 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. Minimum Program Requirements – MPR

43 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. 43 Existing Building 1 Existing Building 2 Proposed New Building site boundary(building foot print + area affected because of the development) The LEED project boundary is the portion of the project site submitted for LEED certification. For multiple building developments, the LEED project boundary may be a portion of the development as determined by the project team. Site Boundary/LEED Boundary

44 Purpose of MPR To provide clear guidance to the customers To reduce the challenges that may arise during the certification process To protect the integrity of LEED program 44 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

45 Requirements for a Project to be LEED Certified The project should comply with Minimum Program Requirements of the rating system The project should comply with all the prerequisites of the rating system The project should earn minimum number of points required for Certification. 45 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.

46 Summary 46 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved. What is LEED? Principles of LEED Various LEED Rating systems How does the LEED Rating systems work? USGBC, GBCI & LEED Online Minimum Program requirements of LEED

47 Questions? Ask your questions in the forum section 47 © 2014 Green Building Academy. All rights reserved.


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