Clean Technology 2009

Greening Your Existing Building: The Ins and Outs of LEED EB Certification

A. Lehr
Kirksey, US

Keywords: LEED, EB, certification, existing, building, efficient, energy star, high performance, policies


So you’ve heard about the LEED For Existing Buildings and want to participate in the program. Where do you begin? How do you make sense of the requirements? Don’t reinvent the wheel: learn from the experts currently working on 10 million square feet of LEED EB projects with Hines, CBRE, and others. With a “lessons learned” approach, the presentation will cover getting started, cost issues, writing effective green policies, pitfalls, and creating a successful LEED submission. Backed with the knowledge and experience of the presenters, participants will become familiar with the credits and have a clear idea of what it takes to certify “existing building” project. I. Getting Started with LEED EB Operations and Maintenance II. Cost Issues In Detail III. The Credits and Policies IV. Creating a successful LEED submission V. Pitfalls and Lessons Learned Learning Objectives: Glean real anecdotal information about the LEED EB (Existing Building) Operations and Maintenance program from the perspective of an experienced team. Become familiar with the LEED EB checklist. Learn what it takes to create an absolutely successful LEED EB submission.
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