The United States Green Building Council sets a high bar for sustainability. The USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program objectively helps organizations plan, measure and assess just how green a building is. This certification program also recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
The HLR module is a smart scrubber that replaces outdated, inefficient and costly ventilation methods with a practical, proven, energy-saving approach. We’re able to do accomplish this through advanced materials science and chemical engineering innovations. Our proprietary mechanical modules, operational algorithms and control software transform raw technology into a practical, easy to install system.
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Teams choose the best fit of credits for their particular projects, such as Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality.
As a USGBC member, enVerid shares USGBC’s intent to help buildings be green, especially in the areas of energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, indoor air quality.
In one project, enVerid was able to successfully help a client earn LEED credits by creatively employing load reduction strategies as well as IAQ management strategies via the HLR system.
USGBC is continuously expanding and improving its recommended list of strategies that project teams might utilize based on their unique situation, intent, design and capabilities. In a recent initiative, the USGBC and LEED promoted proactive indoor air quality (IAQ) management as an alternative to conventional prescriptive air replacement.
USGBC has recently introduced a pilot credit, EQpc68, as an alternative compliance path to the IAQ prerequisite (requirement). This pilot credit was established to contribute to the comfort and well-being of building occupants by establishing minimum standards for IAQ. This initiative aligns with enVerid’s HLR technology.
The pilot credit allows for the use of sorbent air cleaners to remove contaminants of concern (e.g. volatile organic compounds , formaldehydes, CO2 ). However, it does not currently allow the use of bipolar ionizers (BPI) for air cleaning because of potential production and release of additional contaminants such as ozone in indoor air, and the lack of availability of standards to test outputs of BPI systems.
enVerid technology may help your organization earn LEED points, depending on configuration and USGBC assessment, in both 1) BD&C LEED v4 Building Design and Construction and/or 2) BOM LEED v4 Building Operations and Maintenance, in the following areas: