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1 Specifying for LEED

2 LEED 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

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

9 Specifying for LEED SpecLink-E provides another way of strategizing credits: 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. By design discipline: e.g., architectural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical “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 Each 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.

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

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

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
Temporary Erosion and Sedimentation Control Indoor Air Quality Controls Product Requirements (project-wide material requirements and prohibitions) VOC Content Restrictions Execution and Closeout Requirements (site drainage, pollution prevention) Construction Waste Management and Disposal General Commissioning Requirements Commissioning Authority Responsibilities Underground Storage Tank Removal Polychlorinate Biphenyl (PCB) Remediation

20 Other 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 Components Joint Sealers (VOC limits) Bamboo Flooring Carpeting and Carpet Tile (low VOC) Painting and Coating (VOC limits) Commissioning of HVAC Ground-Loop Heat-Pump Piping Site Clearing (limits on site disturbance) Turf Surfaced Roadways Precast Concrete Unit Paving (open-grid pavers)

21 Other Specifier Aids for LEED
BSD’s 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

Questions? Building Systems Design, Inc. 888-BSD-SOFT ( ) Thank you for your interest!

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