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Rating Environmental Performance in the Building Industry: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Case Solution & Answer

Rating Environmental Performance in the Building Industry: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Case Solution

This Case is about SUSTAINABILITY

PUBLICATION DATE: August 28, 2004 PRODUCT #: UV2005-PDF-ENG

Environmentally preferable or “green” building uses best and revolutionary design to supply economical, health, environmental, and societal gains. It’s a committee-based, member-driven, and consensus-centered non-profit coalition directing a national effort to encourage high- places to live and work. That voluntary standard was meant to transform the building market by supplying instruction for green building, certification, and guidelines. LEED is an all-inclusive, clear, and market-driven framework for evaluating buildings’ environmental performance. In comparison to conventional buildings, “green” buildings can provide greater economic and societal gains over the life of the constructions, reduce or remove adverse human health effects, and even lead to improved air and water quality. Chances for reducing environmental impact and costs contain low- high performance water fixtures, enhanced illumination layout, interference land use techniques, careful materials selection, energy efficient appliances and heating and cooling systems, and onsite water treatment and recycling. Inventions that are less recognizable comprise cooling and natural ventilation without air conditioners and fans, vegetative roofing systems that reduce storm water run-off and provide wildlife habitat, and constructed wetlands that help maintain water quality while reducing water treatment costs.

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