Monday, February 23, 2009

LEED Certification

Since it's inception, the ABC No Rio: New No Rio project has been sustainability oriented. Even before programming was addressed, conservation, efficiency, and awareness were paramount to the client. It was only determined later that the design concepts and client desires aligned perfectly with the LEED application.

Part of EWB-NY's role - besides providing engineering services - is to manage the LEED Certification process. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design "encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools." With several rating systems available, our project will pursue a New Construction certification.

LEED - is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
LEED - gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance.
LEED - promotes a whole-building approach by recognizing five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection & waste management, and indoor environmental quality.

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