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LEED in an Interior Design Project

Explaining USGBC LEED program to Environmental Economics class at the Art Institute of Portland Oregon

Amicia Nametka

on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of LEED in an Interior Design Project

LEED in an Interior Design Project
Sample Project:
A Medical Office Interior
This is an example of a Commercial Interior design project in a Pediatric Medical facility where LEED points are being earned through sustainable choices.
How is LEED affecting our environmental economics?
LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%
With a slightly higher initial cost, LEED buildings offer multiple times the initial investment over the life cycle of the building
Hold higher real estate values, occupancy rates, rents, and sales prices
Have less liability and default
Have lower operational costs
Considered lower investment risks
Up to 40 percent more energy efficient
Sustainable interior design for our environmental economic future
Use of environmentally preferable interior materials:
Reduces the flow of nonrenewable resources and pollutants into interior materials throughout their life cycle

Sustainable interior design works towards the promotion of indoor environmental quality by:
Improving indoor air quality
Improving human comfort
Through the use of sustainable interior materials.
What is LEED?
LEED : Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Third party certification program that sets the national standards for the construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Where did LEED come from?
LEED was inspired by the UK and Canada's sustainable building assessment systems BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)and BEPAC (Building Environmental Performance Assessment Criteria)

1993: Rick Fedrizzi, David Gottfried and Mike Italiano established the U.S. Green Building Council

1998: USGBC launched first pilot - LEED version 1.0 in August

How Does LEED "Assess" Green Buildings?
Why Use LEED?
LEED certified projects cost less to operate and maintain
Are energy and water-efficient
Have higher lease-up rates than conventional buildings in their markets
Are healthier and safer for occupants
Are physical demonstrations of the values of the organizations
that own and occupy them.
Building projects earn LEED points for satisfying specific green building criteria within each of the seven LEED credit categories after satisfying particular prerequisites.
There are 100 base points; 6 possible Innovation in Design and 4 Regional Priority points. (Regional credits acknowledge the importance of local conditions in determining practices for a specific area.)
An example of energy and material savings can be seen when comparing sustainable products with common selections:
CFL (Compact Fluorescent) vs. Incandescent Bulbs
Interface Carpet vs. Shaw Carpet
CFL Specifications
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: 1.81
Life Hours: 10,000
Volts: 120V
Color Temperature: 2700
MOL: 5.31"H x 3.68"D
Equivalent: 65
Life: 9.1 years / 10,000 hours
Life Year: 9.13
Base: GU24
Energy Used: 15 Watts
Lumens: 750
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: 7.83
Life Hours: 2,000
Volts: 130V
Color Temperature: 2700
MOL: 5.375"H x 3.75"D
Equivalent: 65
Life: 1.8 years / 2,000 hours
Life Year: 1.83
Base: Medium (E26)
Energy Used: 65 Watts
Lumens: N/A
About Bella Flora
Style: Z6243
Collection: Tuftex
Price Range: $5.50 - 5.99/sq. ft. (Material Only)
Fiber: 100% Nylon
Fiber Brand: Anso Nylon
Width: 12' 0"
Style Type: Loop
Face Weight: 36.00 oz./sq.yd.
Backing: Softbac Platinum
General Product Information
Biodiversity Pattern Library
Yarn System: Post-Consumer Content Type 6¸6 Nylon
Dye Method: 100% Solution Dye
Post-Industrial: 35% - 35%
Post-Consumer: 33%
Total Recycled Content: 68% - 68%
Indoor Air Quality: Green Label Plus
Certified #GLP0820
Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard:
NSF-140 Platinum
- Located withing 5 miles (walking distance) from a Max line
- Located on a bus route
- Supply Bike Storage and Shower
- Using plumbing fixtures that are low flow
- Reuse gray water for toilet flushing
- Utilize natural light and have it penetrate into the space
- Light fixtures use LEDs or CFLs
- Use light sensors and occupancy sensors within the space
- Specify Energy Star rated appliances and equipment
- Use materials harvested within 500 miles of project
- Specify finishes containing recycled content
- Specifying materials and adhesives with no or low VOCs
- Employees have outdoor views
- Utilize CO2 sensors with HVAC
Viridian Wood Floors vs.
Jakarta-Tropical Mix
Description: A rich mix of dense tropical hardwoods rescued from transpacific shipping. Jakarta Market Blend – Tropical Mix brings together a wide spectrum of our exotic hardwoods to create a unique, custom look.
Environment: 100% FSC® certified, post-consumer reclaimed from sustainable sources.
Source: Locally reclaimed in Portland, Oregon from exotic hardwood shipping crates. Due to the difficulty in reclaiming the material the wood was previously discarded or burned.
Considered 100% post consumer reclaimed material by LEED
Flooring Type: Hardwood Flooring
Species: Exotic
Collection: Armstrong Global Exotics
Valenza Collection (Engineered)
Residential Warranty : 25 years
Commercial Warranty : 3 years
WH-1025-213 Armstrong Hardwood Warranty (Eng.)
Construction: Engineered
Finish System: Permion Urethane
Harvest Location: Unknown
Solid hardwood flooring is of one piece of wood while engineered hardwood flooring is made up of 3 to 10 thin layers of hardwood that are bonded together.
Works Cited
McLaren,Warren. US Buildings Account for 40% of
Energy and Materials Use. Design l Sustainable Product Design August 10, 2009. Accessed August 24 2013 http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/us-buildings-account-for-40-of-energy-and-materials-use.html

Preservation Green Lab National Trust for Historic Preservation.The Greenest building: Quantifying the environmental value of building reuse. 2011. Accessed Aug 25 2013. www.preservationnation.org/.../The_Greenest_Building_lowres.pdf‎

Schwartz, Ariel. Technology Report: U.S. Green market building will balloon to $173.5 by 2015. Accessed August 24 2013.www.usgbcnm.org/Resources/.../ProjectedGreenBuilding%20Market.pdf

ReportLinker.com. Building and Engineering Industry: Market Research Reports, Statistics and Analysis. Accessed August 24 2013. www.reportlinker.com/ci02288/Building-and-Engineering.html‎

Yost, Tiffany Broyles. USGBC Announces Delayed Ballot for LEED 2012. June 6 2012. Accessed August 24 2013. http://blog.urbangreencouncil.org/2012/06/usgbc-announces-delayed-ballot-for-leed-2012/

US Green Building Council. LEED Program. http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/ Accessed August 24 1013
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