Posts tagged "LEED"

Inside The Greenest Office Building In The World

Seattle’s Bullitt Center goes way beyond LEED certification. It has entirely zero impact, from clean materials, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting. Take a walk inside. Seattle is not the place you would think to build an entirely solar-powered building. But that’s part of the idea behind the Bullit Center: If it can make it as...
Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary academic centre; the building is home to multiple research projects and the subject of ongoing studies on the long-term effects of sustainable design, construction and operation. CIRS is expected to be UBC’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

How do BREEAM, LEED and DGNB Compare?

Case Study: HGA “Designing for LEED Platinum with Revit & IESVE”

“A fantastic example of best practice integration of performance analysis for sustainable building design.” Via IES VE youtube channel ..  
LEED Calculations with BIM

LEED Calculations with BIM

Recorded at the April 2012 monthly meeting of the NYC Revit Users Group, this video features Amy Patel, LEED AP from HOK’s buildingSMART team. She shares an overview of the LEED process, sustainable design credits, which ones can be calculated in a BIM platform and how to do it. Thanks for sharing …
Using Revit Schedule to Calculate Energy Production

Using Revit Schedule to Calculate Energy Production

“This method can be applied for LEED NC Energy & Atmosphere Credit 2. This credit requires a calculation for the energy generated by a renewable source. For example, a typical wind turbine model can be selected and the proper values put in according to the manufacturer’s specifications. To make the example more flexible, data was...

Conceptual Building Performance Analyses Likely to be Encouraged through New LEED 2012

The USGBC’s LEED Pilot Credit Library and the public comment version of LEED 2012, which is being developed right now, include nine new pilot credits for Integrative Process and Materials & Resources. Pilot Credit 48: “IP – Discovery: Analysis to Support Integrative Process” is specifically asking to conduct analyses to develop an understanding of key...

Harvard University Office for Sustainability Green Building Resource

This site offers an amazing pool of information on sustainable design issues from Integrated Design checklists, LEED and Energy Modeling roadmaps to documented case studies: “The Harvard Office for Sustainability (formerly Harvard Green Campus Initiative) has developed this Green Building Resource to support the implementation of Harvard’s Green Building Standards and Harvard’s Sustainability Principles. The...

Energy Modeling, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED

This is one of the most comprehensible abstracts on Energy Modeling and LEED a came across so far: Energy Modeling, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED (By Andrew J. Kamnik) “The most challenging prerequisite in the LEED for New Construction certification process is the Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance. Any project seeking Certified, Silver,...

Rumble in the Lumberyard: FSC vs SFI

There is a major battle going on in the woods, in the courts and in the halls of the US Green Building Council, as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) tries to get LEED changed to accept their certification. … (read more here from treehugger.com)

Podcast: LEED, The Living Building Challange and the Future of Green Building (Updated)

“We’re thrilled this month to be joined by Scot Horst SR. VP of LEED at the USGBC and Jason McLennan CEO of Cascadia and leader of the Living Building Challenge. We decided to break our discussion into two parts (look for part two next week) in part one we outline the complimentary missions of the...

Norway Chooses BREEAM

Leading companies in the construction and real estate industry in Norway have chosen the BREEAM system as a starting point for the Norwegian environmental classification of buildings. This was choosen over LEED which was also considered as a role model. Read this news article translated from Norwegian …