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This is LEED

Friday, June 21, 2019
This is LEED


This is LEED
Chris Schneider

The intent of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to provide comfort and health to the building occupants and visitors by minimizing indoor air quality issues associated with construction and renovation activities. Under LEED V4 varying numbers of credits are awarded towards LEED’s certification based on the type of EQ chosen by the design team.

Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you with LEED's Air Quality Testing.

Chris Schneider, CIH, President

LEED's Air Quality Testing

LEED's Air Quality Testing

Providing acceptable indoor air quality for occupants and workers during and after a construction project requires significant planning and understanding of potential issues. The process begins with the identification of potential issues prior to and before any construction starts in order to develop strategies that will prove to be successful. These strategies may include: •HVAC Protection •Source Control •Pathway Interruption •Housekeeping •Scheduling

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What is LEED?


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

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US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)

LEED Green Building Program

Is a series of rating systems aimed at increasing the environmental and health performance of buildings' sites and structures and of neighborhoods. LEED® covers the design, construction, and operation of all types of buildings. LEED® points are awarded on a 100-point scale, and credits are weighted to reflect their potential environmental impacts. A project must satisfy all prerequisites and earn a minimum number of points to be certified. Third-party certification is required. Includes 4 levels of certification - Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

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