Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Building Green using LEED

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is a local Platinum LEED
Zero Energy Building where local environmental and architectural organizations hold occasional meetings. North East Trees is an org that interfaces with Audubon.

This project is extracted from the Bulding Green database of buildings that actually meet the criteria after completion of construction. This is an excellent database for the LEED-compliant projects and the final level of achievement in conservation.

There are issues around LEED, of course, not only in the criteria (which is continually being updated), but in the new areas of liability that it can open up for professionals. Clients need to understand that LEED is a target, and that multi systems performance in a variable environment is not something that can be guaranteed.