The United States Green Building Council sets a high bar for sustainability. The USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program helps organizations plan and build green buildings and measures and assess the success of green building projects. This certification program also recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
To receive LEED certification, building projects need to satisfy green building prerequisites and earn points for sustainability. The more points a building earns the higher its level of certification. Points can be earned across nine categories and teams choose the credit categories that best fits a particular project. These categories include Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
As a USGBC member, enVerid shares USGBC’s passion to create green buildings, especially in the areas of energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and indoor air quality. enVerid technology can help organizations earn LEED points in both BD&C LEED v4 Building Design and Construction and BO&M LEED v4 Building Operations and Maintenance, in the following areas:
New construction projects can earn up to 12 LEED points by incorporating HLR technology into their HVAC designs. Existing buildings can earn up to 17 LEED points by implementing HLR technology as a retrofit HVAC design. These points come from pilot credits available from USGBC. Pilot Credits test new LEED ideas by introducing credits to the rating system and allowing projects to try out new and innovative solutions.
HLR technology can help organizations earn pilot credits such as:
The USGBC developed the LEED BD+C Performance-based indoor air quality design and assessment pilot credit as an alternative compliance path to earn 7 LEED points in Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) and Innovation (IN) credit categories while meeting the required Minimum IAQ performance prerequisite, which ensures contaminants of concern remain below their threshold limits for calculated ventilation rates and HLR modules.
The USGBC developed the LEED O+M Performance based indoor air assessment pilot credit as an alternative compliance path to earn 9 LEED points in EQ and IN credit categories.
USGBC developed the O+M Indoor Air Quality Procedure pilot credit as an alternative compliance path to the IAQ prerequisite. This pilot credit established minimum standards for IAQ.
Energy Optimization Credits:
HLR modules can earn up to 6 additional non-pilot LEED points for new construction through energy simulations and by referencing the HLR design guide in the Energy & Atmosphere credit area. By demonstrating increased energy efficiency with HLR technology, new construction can earn the Optimize Energy Performance credit.
Existing buildings can earn up to 8 non-pilot LEED points using HLR technology. HLR modules reduce the amount of outside air intake, which leads to energy savings and LEED points in the Energy & Atmosphere credit area. With HLR modules, existing buildings can demonstrate increased energy efficiency and participate in a Demand Response Program, enabling them to earn the Optimize Energy Performance and Demand Response credits.
To learn more about how HLR technology can help you earn LEED credits, download our datasheet.
enVerid technology can help your organization earn LEED points in both BD&C LEED v4 Building Design and Construction and BOM LEED v4 Building Operations and Maintenance, in the following areas: