LEED Chapter 1

Green Buildings reduce?
Design structures that reduce the overall negative impact on human health and the natural environment.
Green Buildings reduce negative impacts by:
1)Efficiently using energy, water, land, and materials
2)Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
3)Reducing water and pollution from each green building
Old Way of Building focuses on:
On separate areas of expertise and interacting ONLY when absolutely necessary
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach differs some the “Old Way” by
By integrating people, systems, business structures, and practices into a process.
Positive Impacts of IPD (4)
1. It optimizes project results;
2. Increases value to owner;
3. Reduces Waste;
4. Maximizes efficiency through all phases
What are the 6 Steps for Pre-Design?
1. First make a plan – Develop a Clear Statement of the Project’s Vision
2. Define Green Goals of the Building (Score Card)
3. Set Priorities
4. Select a Project Team
5. Research Green Technologies and Strategies
6. Define Green Building Budget Items (has extra costs)
What are the 4 Steps for IPD Design?
1. Develop a project budget
2. Test and select green technologies
3. Check costs
4. Finalize design decisions
What are the 7 Phases for IPD?
1. Pre-Design
2. Design
3. Construction Plans
4. Bidding Process
5. Construction
6. Commission the building
7. Occupancy and Recommissioning
What Phases are different(added) in the IPD Approach versus the “Old Way”?
Pre-Design
Commission the Building
Occupancy and Recommissioning
Define Life Cycle Cost (LCC)
Sum of all recurring and on-time costs over the full life span or a specified period of a good, service, structure, or system.
Evaluates ‘economic performance’.
Define Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
Evaluates ‘environmental impact’.
AKA – Ecobalance
Define Soft Costs
Costs not directly related to building, construction, etc. Can be architectural, legal, financing, engineering fees, etc. incurred before or after construction.
Define Hard Costs
Costs that deal with fixed assets (actual construction costs)
The Success of a Integrate Team depends on? (6)
1. Setting specific goal that can be measured
2. Developing strategies
3. Proper planning
4. Process that fosters communication
5. All being onboard and accountable for goals
6. Continuous monitoring of progress
Define Triple Bottom Line
Social Progress (People)
Economics (Profit)
Environment (Planet)
What is the International Code Council?
A membership association dedicated to building safety and fir prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings. Many jurisdictions have adopted these codes.
Define Value Engineering
Organized methodology that identifies and selects the lowest LCC options in design, materials, and processes that achieve the desired level of performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction.
Define Value Engineering
Organized methodology that identifies and selects the lowest LCC options in design, materials, and processes that achieve the desired level of performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction.
Define Zoning
Method of land use regulation used by the local government in most developed countries. Zoning may be used-based (regulating the uses), or it may regulate building height, lot coverage, etc.